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Old Sep 25, 2012, 03:28 PM
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We had a 15mph gusty winds today, so I tried a bit more slope launching. I was actually able to gain about 10 ft in altitude. The stalls are straight foward, with no tendency to tipstall. Pitch is stable. I did find that the vertical fin made for a smoother glide. Without it the plane seemed to hunt side to side a bit. I reprogrammed the V-tail function in, and it seems more effective for turning than ailerons. I have reinstalled the motor with some right thrust and hope for a powered flight this evening or tomorrow if conditions allow it.
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