Originally Posted by electricrc68
forgot to ask you; how easy would you say it is to fly your DTD? My experience when it comes to flying is the ember 2, champ, micro t-28, and flyzone sensei. Would i be able to handle it?
The DTD is not high wing and has no dihedral so it is not self righting , but if you keep it light it should be able to fly slow enough to keep under control . Start with the CG slightly forward , and move it back ( a LITTLE at a time ) if needed .
I would suggest low rates to begin with , and if possible have someone experienced trim it for you on that first flight ( start with both elevons SLIGHTLY up , with the right elevon SLIGHTLY higher than the left elevon ) .
There is no rudder , so it's " bank and yank " . To make a turn you initiate a bank with ailerons , then yank on the elevator to complete the turn .
If you have already built the paper airplane airframe , try that one first - it will be easier to fly than the DTD , especially if you put some dihedral in the wings .