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Old Jul 01, 2004, 06:56 AM
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Smoothie Maiden and Mixing question

Well, I finally maidened my Smoothie last night.

Razor 400
GWS C box
APC 10x7
8 cell 950 Kans

I think this is the first straight plane I have ever built. The result being the first maiden without any drama!

I haven't flown since last Sept. so my knees were knocking. Guess it's like a bike though, it just climbed right out, straight and true. Easy circuits. Effortless loops and benign stalls. It is my new favorite plane. Just the right blend of stability and performance for my current skill level. I love this plane. The only thing I struggled with was the landing, it just kept gliding and didn't want to slow down. I kept going round and round and starting further out!

My question, I have a fancy new computer radio, don't know how I lived without model memories! Should I mix some rudder in with the ailerons to fix my crabbing turns? How much? Any other channels to mix?

thanks MM
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