Originally Posted by windrnone
bobly, you are overthinking this one
Put it on low rates and fly it like ya stole it, it flies as easy as the T-28's on low rates, IMO low rates makes it easier for traditional take off and landings for guys w/o a whole lot of experience. Will keep ya from bouncing coming in and hitting too much vertical on take off. I had the PZ Extra 300 and it needed very little elevator especially during landings. I find on low rates there is plenty of authority for sport flying.............
Understand the Extra 300 thing for sure. It's one of my favs and have had guys comment about how little elev movement it has till I show them how quick it will trade directions from horiz to vert. I beat it pretty hard. On the extra I believe too much elev was a lot of the problems folks have with it. It's ok to have it once you know what it does and get familiar enough it to realize that you don't use it all at once, but for starters, I always have recommended keeping it really low.