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Old 09-24-2017, 12:33 AM
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I did maiden the .Cougar a few weeks ago. It flew really well. The ailerons were really sensitive, so I backed off the travel to less than what the book recommended, and added some expo also. Since the airframe and cg are now proven, I'm adding more rivets and scale details. It was a good decision to switch to the K80 turbine. The takeoff roll is within reason now, and the plane can handle the extra weight just fine. This ship is very slippery, so even with full barn door flaps it will blow right by you unless you come in low. Turn to final needs to be at less than 100 ft and be on top of the plane to prevent rolling inverted in the final turn. The flare and rollout are very smooth, but be prepared for the high alpha attitude in the flare. It looks scary but that's what it takes to slow it down, get it stalled, and to land on the mains. I really recommend this Top RC jet.
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