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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by tlar633 View Post
.............But for the life of me I cannot understand why someone would buy what is marketed and designed as a sailplane and then complain because its too slow and does not fly 3D ! The idea behind motorized sailplanes is to use the motor to get you up then shut the motor off and try to find thermals, which both versions of the Radian does.
I agree also. The only performance modifications which I would consider carrying out are motor, prop and battery, all with the express reason to get higher quicker in club gliding comps.

Someone was asking about increasing aileron throw. I have to agree the ailerons are a bit "weak". I do mix in some rudder and I increased my end points but the difference on the latter was hardly noticeable. Freeing up te hinge by cutting small sections out made some difference as I noted the outer section of the aileron was not moving as much as the section closer to the horn. I also believe some people have taped the aileron to make it more rigid.
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