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Posted by noprop | May 01, 2021 @ 11:29 AM | 2,499 Views
This aircraft is not all it is hyped up to be. My biggest problem that my plane would not balance even with the 3s battery pushed up against the firewall. After a number of un-answered e-mails to Tower Hobby I decided to fix the problem myself. I had to add 1 oz. of lead just behind the nose cone to get the HABU to balance at the 90 MM mark.
The next day, after double checking everything I attempted a rolling take off. At full power and using up approximately 740 feet of runway I applied up elevator. The plane took off flat with little climb. When I applied left aileron, it dove right and crashed nose first. Basically, it stalled. Damage, total destruction of the nose and nose gear. No repair possible.
Lessons learned. This plane will not balance using the 3s battery nor will it take off on a wet grass runway with the 3s.