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Old Jul 09, 2001, 09:55 AM
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Balsa Flies Better!
Stamford, CT
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The problem I think you are having is inadequate washout. I had the HOB AT-6 on glow with a 25. First flights were the same disasters everybody is reporting- stall/snaps to inverted etc. I tried moving the cg forward- no joy. Finally I went back and read the directions- the plans called for 3/16" washout in both tips. This is a lot of washout-but low and behold, I now had a pussycat that slowed down wonderfully but really wasn't all that quick- too much drag. Essentially I had lots of motor that didn't do anything- the airplane just made more noise when I opened it up. I eventually lost it when an aileron servo came loose, but I may rebuild as an electric. Anyhow, twist more washout into the wings- more than you've seen on other airplanes, and I'll bet you'll like how it flies.

Sam Brauer
Norwalk, CT
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