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Old Aug 26, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Second time out with the friend's Calypso.

We shimmed the trailing edge of the horizontal stab with a 1/16" piece of steel, about 4 grams, and it flies much better now that it's within the trim range of the elevator but we will have to move the CG forward a bit and/or use some reflex to penetrate much wind. I'll break out the incidence meter and report back since I don't know if this is a common problem or just a little variation in molding and assembly.

I haven't flown a Radian, oneniner, but the Calypso is very, very, good at small circles in no lift. I have held it in a circle of no more than 50 feet without losing much altitude. I don't see any great need for changing the camber to make it float more but we are looking forward to adding the flaps for glide slope control.

For DLG fan. My buddy lost orientation and did an inadvertent split-s with no sign of undue tail flex. It seems plenty solid enough within the normal speed range.
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