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Old Jul 02, 2012, 01:36 AM
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Ok I'm slowly getting the better of this thing!
Aileron expo at 25% helped alot, feels normal like the elevator now.
Polarized sunglasses has made the biggest difference. Much easier to see it's attitude at distance and I can now see the dayglo on the leading edges as well.
Used new 7S GenAce 4000s and moved the CG back on todays flight and it flew fantastic as well as landed much better. Usually I run out of elevator travel, this time I still had some at touchdown.
Also found and fixed an issue with the intake ducts. Fan suction was sucking the inner walls in since I had removed the rear batt tray brace to lower the tray to the floor. It was so bad you could stick a finger in the V of the ducts and touch the spinner. Epoxied a popsicle stick to each duct and epoxied the top where the ducts meet. Now the gap is 1/8inch and doesn't change. End result was a better sounding fan with a significant boost in thrust.
E-metered the 7S setup at 2400W 90A. The F-4 flys great at this power level!
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