Originally Posted by bluebird
I maidened mine yesterday and love it. Took off from the grass, no problem using a HK 3530-1000 on 4 cells. I did a static test which showed about 22 amps and 330 watts. The motor was cool after flights.
The 4 cell 2200 made the CG a little forward which tended to drop the nose in turns. I did some cutting and moved the battery back to put the CG over the step. No more nose drop. I still want to move the CG back a little because of all the up trim needed.
There is a noticable lack of response to up elevator when nose heavy.
I have a 2810-9 motor and some new batteries on the way.
Here is the motor data.
Thanks for the data Joe.
I'm surprised you had to move the battery that far aft to get her to balance. I've found with the 2810-9 motor and 4S 2200 she balances right on the step with the pack at the back end of the existing battery compartment.