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Old Jan 26, 2015, 04:51 PM
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Well done on the maiden. I have been enjoying following your build.

As others have alluded to, mixing in 40 or 50% rudder really makes a big difference on draggy scalies like this. One of my models is a similarly sized Ka-8B and I fly it with full aileron deflection up and 3:1 diff. On turns, I wait till she's at about 45 degrees of bank and then kick in some up elevator - sorta "bank and yank".

Works well

Ka-8B ridge soaring (2 min 55 sec)
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 06:08 PM
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Blenheim, NZ
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Awesome video too.
That Raglan cliff top has to one of the best soaring sites in the country. Big landing zones, styles over the fences and even a park bench or two to sit on.
All that and clean air straight off the sea.
Another reason to relocate to the Waikato.

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Old Jan 26, 2015, 06:41 PM
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Well done on the maiden, she looks amazing, great colour scheme. Back home in one piece with only a bit of fine tuning, sweet!
I'm looking forward to seeing more photos and more air time.

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Old Jan 26, 2015, 08:42 PM
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Thanks for the support guys... will get it to fly as it should .Cant give up ,spent to much time and $s now, and I built it to use. So that is what is going to happen.

Will post progress reports as I do the changes. Stay tuned

I have a small video taken for the cockpit on the maiden flight so will load and post here.
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Old Today, 01:46 PM
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Great looking plane, congratulations!

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