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Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Well Vertical is almost nonexistent, but it will claw its way out of a hover at a walking pace. Despite over 50g of lead on the nose of the motor mount (in addition to the relocated batteries), she is still extremely tail heavy and simply prefers to be vertical. The tail heavy CG is so extreme, this plane requires pulling up elevator during inverted flight- otherwise the tail just sinks back into a hover.

Despite the lack of decent tracking, 3d characteristics are superb. She excels in post stall flight and hanging from the prop. Something about the design of this plane allows it to get into some extreme positions without dropping a wing. Harriers both upright and inverted are effortless and nearly handsfree. Waterfalls are very tight.

While I have preformed numerous spins with this airframe, I am very cautious of high energy moves like snaps and spin recoveries. I have put so much weight into the wings and out to the tips, that I am very concerned they might one day fold a wing.
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