Thread: New Product E-flite Taylorcraft 450
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 06:31 PM
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I am also using a 480 motor in the videos that I posted with an 11x5.5 APC prop. Most likely the wing angle is wrong. When it is sitting in the water the front center of the leading edge of the wing should be about 7/16 inch higher than the center of the trailing edge. Put little blocks under the front legs to raise the nose. I hold a fair amount of up elevator as I increase speed.
When the plane breaks from the water I relax the elevator. Weight is another possibility. My floats are only about 7 oz for both floats and the struts all together. Next time I get my plane down from the ceiling where it is hanging I will try to remember to weigh it again now that I am all done (except I want to add some stripes on the floats.)
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