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Old Jan 06, 2013, 09:44 PM
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Well, after a long wait I finally got to try out my CMP T-45.
With a 8s system it tipped the scale at 8 pounds 11 ounces, ya it's a tank.
This puts the airplane at a very high wing loading so I wasn't sure just how it would fly.
I used all of the tricks to keep this thing under control, wing fences, BLEs and a little washout in the ailerons.
My plan for the first flight was just to get this thing back on the ground in one piece.
Much to my surprise the first flight went very well. The airplane moves along smartly on 8s.
Landing is very similar to my eFlite BAE Hawk and not as difficult as I had expected. I probably could have slowed it down a little more.
All of the equipment I had installed worked very well but the R/C Lander nose retract and strut are garbage and will be replaced.

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