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Old Apr 15, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Stevens Aero XS480 - tendencies

Hi all,

I've really been enjoying my XS480 lately. It's turned into my favourite plane!

I'm trying to stretch my skills and have some questions.

1) Flat turn - rudder application makes it bank a little (expected) but it also pitches up. This doesn't seem to be normal. Is there something I should tweak with my setup?

2) Knife-edge - not that I'm good at it but top rudder also makes it pull towards the canopy which I guess is the same behaviour as #1

3) Spins - I can't actually get it to stall at the entry. It just kind of mushes nose up but the nose never really drops.

Move CG aft? I have to do some equipment re-arrangment so before I do I want to know if that's the direction to go.
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