Originally Posted by Aros
Excellent points! I now finally understand (don't worry it only takes me 50 times to get something in my head) why the whale tail mod is worth the weight and time investment. I don't think I will add it to #9 but I will most definitely heed the advice here and make dang sure that when she's on final, that throttle will never drop to idle, until she's safely and flatly on the ground.
I clearly got lucky and was tempting fate with the maiden landing.
When I was building my atomic micro warbirds, weight (especially tail weight) was a problem on some models. I had to get creative with servo placement at times. Dubro control rod tubes became my best friend. The elevator servo(s) can be placed further toward the nose (ahead of the CG or even on it) and control rod tubes routed to the rear. That helps prevent it being tail heavy.