Keep within the lines
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- Joined: 16 Feb 2018, 11:23
- Location: 20 m NE of Amsterdam
It all depends on what you're expecting from it.
It will prove a handful if you'd be trying the current F2B schedule with the model per plan.
The stab moment arm is -regarding todays standards- very short. For todays standard, look at my avatar >
This results in a lively, rather unstable model.
Therefore, the first thing I would change is using a 4" bellcrank instead of a 3".
This makes the model's behavior a lot 'calmer'.
Use 4 1/2 - 5" handle spacing and the CG at or up to 1/2 " in front of the mainspar.
With that secured, plus the addition of adjustable lead outs and a tip weight box (indispensible trimming aids) I can see this turning into a lovely flying, vintage model.
Reading the description brought a smile to my face.
I mentioned the model being considered 'big'.
Mine is a relatively small one at only 57" span and 62 oz.
The first 'real' CL aerobatic model I saw was my mentor Paul Tupker's Palmer Thunderbird II Fox .35, 60 ft Laystrate....
F2B or not to be....