Originally Posted by bobly
Maiden done - and flights 2,3,4,5. I've renamed it, from my big little plane to my little big plane. Flies more like my bigger planes than a um. It will actually slow down without falling out of the sky or putting it in a harrier and actually glides like my bigger planes. First flight was a handful at first, I usually don't have much trouble lining control surfaces up by eye, but didn't do well on this one. Needed several clicks of down elev and right aileron. I thought the marks on the fuse would help. Wanted to loop and roll to the left. Quickly got it sorted out, then had to calm down. I'm just past advanced beginner, so no 3d for me, just a few simple aerobatics. Had control throws way down, but still does tight loops and very quick rolls. The only disappointment to me was that I love to do ke passes, and mine pulls hard toward the wheels. If I remember right, that's usually aft cg, but battery was all the way forward. Just a little down required for level inverted flight, so cg apparently isn't too far back.Only have grass field at our club field, so Wheel pants and little bitty wheels are gonna have to go. Tipped up and got prop in grass on one take off, and all landings ended up in a flip over on the nose. No damage though. On three of landings got a few feet of roll out before flip, the other two were instant. One of those was a fly in and then trip and on the other I slowed it down too much too high and dropped on the gear from about a foot up. Ran 5 minute timer and first battery just finished charging putting 242ma back in. First impressions are good so far. Edit: I believe somebody said it earlier, but these little servos seem to be lightening quick. I fly almost everything on the same expo settings, but put a bit more in this one.
If you have a lightweight battery,, even with it all the way fowArd you might still end up with aft CG,, I've got a 48g 500mah 35c in mine all the way fowArd and it balances at about 43-44 mm back,, I'm having NO probs at all on knife edges and inverted I'm usually almost NO elevator AT all. And these servos are very very quick,, I couldn't even fly mine at first on high rates,, had to fly it on low rates a few times,, then finally switched over to high rates, the roll rate on high rates are CRAZY fast!!! And it does the tightest loops