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Jun 04, 2012, 05:22 PM
Sloping off....
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BC050 - SWM Webbit

#BC050- SWM Webbit
Aircraft Name: Webbit
Manufacturer/Designer: Steve Webb Models -Peter Kent
Type: Electric sports
Construction: Built up balsa-liteply: Built-up balsa fuselage and wing sheet balsa wing and tail
First Flight: Warrington Model Club, 4/6/12
Wing Span: 40"
AUW:40 oz.
Power type -Electric
Motor: Mystery brushless outrunner
ESC: Hobbywing Pentium 30amp
Battery: 3s1p 2300mah Tipple lipos
Propeller: 7x4" APC-E
Receiver:Spectrum AR500
Flight Pack: BEC
Servos: Aileron (torque rods) -Futaba s148, Elevator (pushrod) - HS85MG, Rudder (pushrod) HS81
Throws -
Undercarriage - Dural
Accessories: none
Covering: Orange and yellow Solarfilm.
Current status: In service -maiden flights dodgy-check wing incidence and thrustline.

Two flights today - CofG just behind mainspar. Checked current draw with fitted 9x5 prop - over 30amps, so propped down to 7x4 apc-e for 28 amps. Took off, nose came up, and kept coming up - settled into a very dodgy half circuit very twitchy and node high. Down in one piece. Replaced 2300mah 3s1p pack with 3000mah 3s1p and a chunk of lead. Balanced on mainspar. Took off, nose came up, and kept on coming up. Landed in outfield, no damage save a broken prop.
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Jun 05, 2012, 12:26 AM
Build straight - Fly twisty
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In the pic it has a bit of 'up' on the elevator.
Is that the way it was when you were trying to fly it? If so, there's your answer.
Jun 05, 2012, 02:32 AM
Sloping off....
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That's just how she was sat on the ground for getting her picture taken. All the controls were fully checked out in the pre-flight and there wasn't any up trim. Thanks for the observation though.

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