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Old Sep 26, 2012, 11:37 AM
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I thank you all mates!. I forgot to say that I didn't use the decals I had previously prepared (see post # 12). I printed them with wrong colors which also resulted too bright and glossy; I preferred to print the "RADIAN" name on tissue and apply it to the wing with clear dope.

Originally Posted by rabidrue1 View Post
Lots of expo?

Originally Posted by Sundancer View Post
Sounds like a good idea to me - smallish movements and lots of exponential is definitely the way to go with a little hot rod like this.
Humm! I don't use expo on my models. My experience (sigh! ) tells me that nasty thinks may happen when you use it during a maiden flight!

The smallest warp or the slightest wrong incidence setup that requires to trim the model after the take-off or hand launch, forces to fly with the stick off-center and have a coarse movement to one side and a too soft movement on the opposite one!

I normally maiden my model hand launching or taking-off with full control surface movements and maintaining one finger on the dual rates switch I previously set at 60% travel.
In this manner I have full control of the model, but I may reduce stick sensitivity in case I need it.
Anyway I will postpone the maiden until I have available a paved runway; this means nor early than October 7 when I will attend a meeting in Ghisalba, quite close to Milan, Italy.

A bit off-topic: I attended an O/T meeting last Sunday, here are some pictures.
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