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Old Mar 20, 2009, 05:12 PM
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I am lovin' my Dandy. It is a great grab and go plane. With daylight savings I have been able to go over to the park nearly every night this week. I have close to 15 hours air time in the past week and a half on it. It would be more but I only have a couple batteries for it. Next thing I am going to get are a few more batteries. I really like planes the size of the Dandy. Small enough I can toss it in the car and go, yet big enough that it can handle some wind.

I so want to get me another Mountain Models plane. Maybe in a few months I wll get me another.
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Old Mar 21, 2009, 01:28 PM
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Took out the Dandy today yippee. Forgot how well it flies with so little power. Robert
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Old Mar 22, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Thanks Chuck,
That helped, but still not the nice pretty turns I was hoping for. I think my thumbs need more training!

I wish there was someone local in Victoria with a Dandy Sport to compare. Mine seems, well, not quite right. It is very floaty, and pitches up with any sort of speed or throttle. I don't know if that is how it is supposed to fly, or if mine is just out of adjustment. I think I'll double check the wing incidence, add more down thrust, and experiment with different CG's. (At different times, of course.) But it is frustrating, because I know how well it flies for other people, and I have so little time to adjust mine and fly it.

Edit: I re-read the manual for the Dandy. It says the CG should be at the trailing edge of the spar to 1/4" behind. I've been setting it near the front of the spar because I thought the elevator was too sensitive. I'll lower the throw of the elevator and move the CG back. (A bit at a time.) It'll be interesting to see how things change.

Colin

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Hi Colin,

Use heavy rudder 'before' it slows down. Ailerons aren't needed.... only elevator to keep it pointed straight up...and then, before it slows down and stops, use the rudder.

Chuck
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Old Apr 06, 2009, 11:15 AM
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Ok, I flew the Dandy again while moving the CG back. It makes a world of difference. I didn't have much time as it was getting dark, but I can tell I'm on the right track.

This just goes to show; I've been flying for a few years, and I think of myself as decent modeler and pilot. But still, simple mistakes got me - set the CG properly (and read the manual!) At least I got there eventually!

Colin
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