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Old Jun 29, 2011, 11:39 AM
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Improvement Continues...

Anyway.

So, decided to rescue this thing after all. I added a pseudo-KF step to the underside of the wing by using balsa trailing edge wedges and a chunk of foam. I also carved out some huge control surfaces to overcome the plane's absolutely lackluster turning performance.

The result was actually pretty good; the plane flew a lot better after the mods, and the balsa stiffeners really made the thing cooperate with control input. A Turnigy 2211-2400 motor makes the thing boogie pretty good for a 200 gram plane, too. Not too bad.

Of course, I had to let a noob fly the thing and he put it in pretty hard, but nothing I can't fix. In fact, the way the balsa attaches to the underside of the wing made for a clean break. I'll just put it back exactly as I had it before because it was working well. Stay tuned.
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