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Old Jan 22, 2016, 03:27 PM
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It is modeled on a mk9 ..although very loosely ..whatever mk its supposed to b it suffers from a few scale issues ..but..this bird is designed to fly with great ease and is made to be forgiving in flight ..I'm a bit of a scale buff but with this spit it doesn't worry me as it is a real joy to fly ..she's pretty good in the wind but loves the calm and she flows beautifully ..
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Old Jan 22, 2016, 03:56 PM
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He welcome to the thread...yup offset is needed to counter torque roll
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Hi all,

Great thread. Just bought a used one that looks like its been in a few battles
The mount has been removed so not sure which way is up. I can see that the plate has offset built in, but when you say offset to the right, is that when looking from the back to the front (direction of flight) or vise versa?

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Old Jan 23, 2016, 03:00 AM
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but when you say offset to the right, is that when looking from the back to the front (direction of flight) or vise versa?

Thanks, Luke
Yes, back to the front. As if you were sitting in the cockpit looking forward. Typically the thrust angle is in the direction of the prop rotation. This works to help counter opposite rotational force exerted on the airframe.
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Old Jan 23, 2016, 04:57 AM
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Yes, back to the front. As if you were sitting in the cockpit looking forward. Typically the thrust angle is in the direction of the prop rotation. This works to help counter opposite rotational force exerted on the airframe.
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I'll crack on!

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Old Jan 23, 2016, 08:57 AM
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Sorry I didn't get back to u Luke ..seems tomsza has nailed your question ..good luck getting it together
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Sorry I didn't get back to u Luke ..seems tomsza has nailed your question ..good luck getting it together
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It is modeled on a mk9 ..although very loosely ..whatever mk its supposed to b it suffers from a few scale issues ..but..this bird is designed to fly with great ease and is made to be forgiving in flight ..I'm a bit of a scale buff but with this spit it doesn't worry me as it is a real joy to fly ..she's pretty good in the wind but loves the calm and she flows beautifully ..
Yes, it flies rock solid. If it wasn't for the take off/landing balance weakness, it would be a great low-wing warbird trainer (IMO). This entire thread is an invaluable resource for modifying this bird. As our field is now closed for the season, and my spit has been stripped of its paint, all I have to hold me over is the last shot I took of my two Brits.
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New Battery Location

Moved the battery (4s/3000) location to lower the CG and help with the nose overs. The marker mark is where the plane balanced out with this battery. This and adding dihedral should change the axial balance a lot.
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