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Old Jul 31, 2010, 06:38 PM
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Yippee!
Flew my Kyosho BF-109E for the first time today

Short flight. She felt a bit tail heavy, so I'm going to tweak the CG a bit. Plenty of power. Nosed over the landing... need to practice my warbird flying a bit.

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Old Aug 01, 2010, 12:11 AM
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I want this plane too, but I too, fly off grass. If it's nosing-over and it's tail heavy, that doesn't bode well....
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 04:59 PM
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Well I'm clearly warbird challenged. The BF-109E is no more. Tipstalled it into a spin and slammed it nose first into the ground...

I'm going back to simple aerobatic planes... lower wing loading.
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 09:30 PM
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Now that is a real shame. But I guess I know what it feels like well enough....

What do you suggest the CoG be set at, good sir?


Did you ever get it to land without nosing over?
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 09:35 PM
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I only use a few millimeters of elevator when flying warbirds. I've lost a plane or 2 with too much elevator on a warbird.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 01:50 PM
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I had the CG a couple of mm in front of the recommended range.

I chalk it up to just not being really ready for warbirds. I'm going to practice, a lot, with my other planes before trying another warbird. I had problems with my VQ AT-6 as well.

Both planes flew fine, but my skills are just not high enough.
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