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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:33 AM
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Ok that's classic too aft CG. Try flying it like an airplane first so you can trim it out nicely. To do that you need less incidence, about 2 degrees on tailplane than main wing and the cg forward like an airplane. The goal is too get it trimmed for a very slight descent OGE and getting a pitch up in GE and a pitch down OGE. Easier said than done. What may work is to have the leading edge higher so more engine thrust can go below the wing. At the very least the angle of your props should be in line with your wing so it is not pushing down the wing. Better still if the wing incidence is greater than the thrust line incidence it would be blowing the wing up not down. Also the thrust line will help lift the nose to get it out of extreme GE and as it climbs the slight nose down trim may prevent it from leaving GE.
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