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Old May 08, 2012, 08:15 PM
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I flew my Radian for the first time today after completing the mods Paul Naton recomended - I set my CG at 3.5" from the LE.

The wind was 7 mph with frequent gusts to 15.

After getting it trimmed it was a pleasure to fly. It flys much closer to stall speed and indicates lift much better now. Penetration into the wind seems better although I suspect it's more due to it's reluctance to porpoising as it did before the mod - it now just flys straight ahead.

Full power now requires a touch of up elevator - that's going to take some getting used to.

If I were buying a brand new Radian I'd perform these modifications before flying, they make that much of a difference.
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