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Old Sep 02, 2011, 09:46 PM
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GreatPlanes Slinger

Hi folks,

I have a mates GP Slinger at the moment that i want to get flying for him. I tried the other day but it seemed even with the CoG correct, it was snap rolling backwards like crazy. I tried and tried to trim it out, but none of my mates at the time knew where the trims were on my tx, it was going nuts so i couldnt take my thumbs off quick enough and it ended up in the tallest aussie gum tree in the country i reckon. After hours and hours of different methods it ended up getting blown down by wind!! (if anyone knows aussie gum trees, they are near impossible to climb or i would have gone up myself)

Anyway, am i right in saying its going to have to be a bit nose heavy? I want to re-try it today but i want someone that owns one to give me a bit of advise as i dont know anyone that does own one, i have a Zagi myself and i fly that fairly nose heavy with no problems.

Anyway, some advise would be awesome as i dont want my mate (new to the hobby) to be put off flying as it would be great to have someone to fly with as he had a bad experience with his first J-Power Cessna 182.

Cheers,

Alan.
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Old Sep 03, 2011, 02:41 AM
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Not to worry, i just made it slightly nose heavy and did a few glide tests with a good result and the wing only needed minor trim adjustments and flew great.
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 10:12 PM
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I don't think you made it nose heavy at all. I think you just balanced it properly.

It will loop like that when it's quite tail heavy. If it's just a little tail heavy it is very hard to control a turn without over correcting. If it's nose heavy the only ill effect is the constant up elevator needed to keep it in the air.

SB
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 07:40 PM
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i havr had four of them and nose heavy is better for them and running 350 watts with a 6x4 prop and 2200 kv ducted fan motor is very bad for them hehehehe
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