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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by modelerchina View Post
Is mini F 16 designed way nose heavy?...
no - you can choose it to be nose-heavy or not, depending on where you place your battery. It will fly a lot more stable nose-heavy, you just sacrifice a bit of performance and get better tracking (and it will come in hotter for a landing). If you're not so much after precision but rather experiment with high-alpha, and you want ultra-slow landings, you will want to move your CG back. If you go too far back you'll be in trouble, watch the start of the F-16 vid I posted above. I was lucky to get it under control.
As to the incidence angle of the horizontal stab (F-16 should have full-flying stabs, but the model doesn't), it seems a bit too low, so that I need a littly bit of UP elevator even if it's rather tail-heavy. In foamies like this you should not expect incidence angles to be exactly the way they were designed, it might be a result of me glueing the wing slightly different than someone else.
Do you have / fly the F-16? Where's your CG?
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