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Old Nov 29, 2004, 08:56 PM
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Hovertime, the CofG is 70mm from the LE centre for my DC3 which seems to be the best compromise. with the CofG at this setting and low speeds require flat turns or tip stall results.

Full throttle on takeoff or touch and go does not need much elevator or the nose goes up and you will have a vertical climb to a stall, this could possibly be eliminated I believe with application of motor down thrust, unfortunately this needs the motor mounting sticks to be totally reset, a bit hard after initial build.

Flies at half throttle with a 2S polyquest PQ-2600 with an endurance between 20- 30 min depending on your throttle management.

Rudder is nice to have with a 25% A>R mix, stops the tail from hanging out on a turn.

Weight is not a big concern (mine 595 grams) just makes the landings a bit faster.
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