Thread: Discussion What won't my Kestrel fly?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 01:20 PM
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An itch?. Scratch build.
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Going by the video of your test flights, there looks to be some fairly long grass there. Why not try some hand glides into the long grass to see just how it glides.

Another method of determining the CG, and to get some idea of how much reflex is affecting the trim, a smaller scale chuck glider is well worth considering. It has worked for me a couple of times, even using a simple flat sheet foam model, (a Pteranodon and an unusual shaped delta).

Once you have a small glider that works, then the full size model wont be much different.
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