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Old Aug 23, 2011, 04:46 PM
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I would imagine that the spoilers would help. You'd need to move the cg aft from the current position, but with the spoilers correctly positioned you'd have a much better hover, and it should fly well in horizontal fight too.

When the craft was in hover mode it had troubles with the yaw axis, well maybe it should be called the roll axis depending one your point of reference.

I'd say this would be perfect craft to try the spoilers on, and maybe one of those OpenPilot CopterControl boards, at the very least a hk401b gyro to control that yaw axis in hover.

You may want to add and extra set of cutout flaps just below the opening for the prop for the yaw axis control. You could try the canard configuration with this setup. You'd only need 2 flaps for yaw control, I don't know if that would limit other areas, but you sure could tell a lot form that setup.

Best of luck, let us know if you have any success.

By any chance can you read Japanese?
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