Originally Posted by Sculptor
What I'm about to ask is out of step with the current conversation.
This sky surfer is my first plane. Bought it 2/12. Crashed 11 times, flown 26 times. I'm gaining on it.
1. I'm trying to take-off and land from runway to qualify for license to fly.
To this end I installed a 'belly wheel' And tail skid. Tried 4 times to take-off and did not. Tail skid got ground down to the return stub. Is the 'angle of attack' to flat? I can cut down the bottom of the tail for more up angle. I've seen vids of the SS taking off from grass but mine seems to push down hard, won't move.
Please tell me what you think,
I've taken your suggestions and moved the wheel back and lowered it 3/8". Then I cut-off the foam bump at the rear and installed a short, hard plastic one lowering it 5/8".
Y'all think this might now get off the ground? Oh and I installed a Esky 704 rate only on the rudder.
Thanks for all your help on this, I'll try and fly it tomorrow.