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Old Sep 06, 2012, 08:47 PM
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There are two things one needs to watch out for with a very deep or podded fuse. The first would be a strong tendency to pitch up under power. The other would be "dutch roll". My dad built a few old free flight planes with radios and, between the deep fuse and lots of dihedral, one got some very weird effects with rudder input. A V-tail might exacerbate the problem. Even if this does pop up it should be controllable with aileron control or even a little mixing but it might be a good idea to make the tail a little longer and/or make the ruddervators a little bigger than you might with a plane where the thrust line is closer to the wing.
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