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Old Feb 07, 2012, 10:24 PM
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Chasing invisible mice...

Originally Posted by dbacon View Post
A friend did extensive work with leading edge slats, I think that's close, but his were on a .45 size sport plane, high wing, and were fixed about 3/4 inch above and forward of the LE of the wing. They were also slightly curved. They seemed to give more lift, but it would have been nice to eliminate them for other modes of flight.

I think yours will flatten out when the flaps are retracted, right?

However if it is a power problem, I learned from one of these sites how to measure thrust by hanging the plane nose down on a digital fish scale. You read the weight, then zero it, then firewall the throttle, and read again.
Thanks for the suggestions to get my Storch chasing rainbows instead of invisible mice (off the ground). I am intrigued with the scale method of thrust measurement but I don't know how much thrust my model needs or how to calculate required thrust. I have spoilerons but no flaps on my Storch. Spoilerons were not deployed when I was tying to take off. hope to try again this Friday evening with a more aggressive wing incidence.
Keep em flying!
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