Originally Posted by garryk
How about moving the rear landing gear back a bit. I'm not going to have the retracts at first, so if the nose feels too light, I will bend them back a bit and lengthen if needed. Mine hasn't arrived yet, but I'll set it up the best I know how and reports back.
Truth be known that is the real trouble with this bird. The mains are too far forward. Bending them back a bit does help, but you dont have much leeway. It also kills the retract option. For the newbee's my advice would be to fly off the stock gear until you get used to the way this bird behaves.
I have thought of using the rudder brake option. I drifted away from it after I started having some success with landing. Now I have had a string of crappy landings so I think I will try it. My thoughts were to put it on a switch with an offset mix to the throttle stick.
Landing on grass is easy. I usually use it as an alternate when I have given up or the battery seems too low. The grass seems to act like an arrestor cable.
For the expert newbees. You may think you have all of the answers, but trust me, there is a good reason this plane has the reputation it does. Good luck....