Originally Posted by bigmoe
maidened 2 atoms today, went home with 2 broken planes and less than 30 sec of flight time. no 1 rolled right straight out of the hand with anything more than 1/2 throttle on (4 times in a row, smashed up nose and half broken wing
), no 2 went slightly better (no roll) but nosed in very hard. after spending my morning putting them together, fixing a glued control rod (!!) and triple checking this thread and my CG, only to smash them both up, i went home with the shits.
i'll fix them up but in the meantime i think i'll stick to my clouds flys
Sorry to hear about that, that happened to me too on the maiden flight. I wasn't sure it was a loose motor or the way I hand launched it, but after I hot-glued the motor and hot-glued the wing to the fuselage, I could get it to fly straight with every hand launch. And that rudder needed lots of travel-endpoint reduction. Somewhere between 55% to 65% would stop it from diving hard during turns.