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Post  JPvelo on Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:22 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qflKu-rWcOM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Sorry about the sideways video. Flew great! Balanced right at the leading edge so I'm sure I can move the c.g. back and get more aggressive turns. I would've started gluing nickels on the elevator but it was getting hot and I only had $100 bills with me. It pulls out of the stooge with full up elevator and still crop-dusted for about five feet so hopefully moving the c.g. back will fix that. The scale at the post office said 5.65oz. This plane lands like a feather, stall it right off the ground and it hovers in.
I also used my Larry Renger handle for the first time:
https://i.imgur.com/gamk1am.jpg
If you do nothing else to improve your flying experience, get a real handle!

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Post  ian1954 on Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:54 pm

That was brilliant and looked so smooth.

I have a crick in my neck now after watching it!
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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:27 pm

Nice Jim,

Those things build nose heavy, once you get the balance right it should do what you want it to.

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Post  RknRusty on Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:21 pm

Great work, Jim. I love the handle too. As always a great engine run.

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Post  JPvelo on Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:13 pm

RknRusty wrote:Great work, Jim. I love the handle too. As always a great engine run.
The handle is available from RSM distribution. It's designed to give less input towards neutral so you don't chase the plane all over trying to fly level.
The bladder came loose from it's moorings on that run and burst, hence the abrupt stop.

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