Thread: Discussion What won't my Kestrel fly?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Joel K. Scholz View Post
Kevin, thank you for your expertise. I will try to balance to 1.5" for a bit more stability. I am going to have to put lead in the head to get there. Perhaps I should have chosen a bird with a longer neck.
So do we see a Stork design in your future?

I tend to agree that the first line of attack would be to try a more forward CG. As mentioned it does seem to be suffering from a strong pitch up divergence which then produces the out of control chain of events. As is said so often you can fly poorly with a CG that is too far forward often. But you often only fly once with a CG that is too far aft.

I just hope for your sake that the farmer doesn't come along and mow off your "safety pillow" too soon...
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