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Old Yesterday, 04:39 PM
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Maiden flight went perfectly this morning. No readjustments needed from my "eyeball" settings on the bench, other than more down elev. with full flaps and some on motor/climb out. All up weight with 3s , 1300 mill batt. is 49 oz. But the Ammo motor weighs 6.5 oz. quite a bit heavier than the German motors , but it climbs vertically., 15 X 6 prop. Don't have a CAM unit installed so can't get any 'time to 200 meters' yet.

Balanced at 38% which seems good (80 mm back from L.E. ) but I just noticed that the Eroplan website lists the CG at 93mm which is about 45%. I might try that after more experience with the overall flight characteristics. No noticeable tip stall !
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Old Yesterday, 04:49 PM
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Great report. Thanks so much for posting.

Perhaps you could pull out your camera or smart phone and snap a few shots of your equipment installation. Always love to see how people have done things.
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Old Yesterday, 05:18 PM
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I'll do that for the fuselage, not possible to see much on the wing servos, it's so tight. My wing to fuselage wiring isn't pretty but it works and I don't have to unplug the wing from the fuse. (other than the tips) to transport in my car, just unbolt and turn wing parallel to fuse.
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