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Old 11-18-2012, 01:04 PM
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The acro-wot when inverted flies pretty nicely and requires just a little bit of down.
That is the solution to your problem: trim some elevator down and fly her mostly inverted.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:50 PM
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The acro-wot when inverted flies pretty nicely and requires just a little bit of down.
That is the solution to your problem: trim some elevator down and fly her mostly inverted.
It sounds like a top heavy design. A quick experiment would be to mount some weight below the plane, just to see if it improves the roll stability when right side up.
Here is a top heavy design of mine. I flew it a few times, then "decomissioned" it.
The 24 inch span was overmatched by all of the bulk and side area that sat above the wing. I never did get the nerve to fly it inverted, but maybe that would be fun to try next summer..?
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:48 AM
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Ya should have tried inverted.... if similar to my Seagull Spacewalker, inverted suffers no adverse rolling. All the top heavy is then on the bottom.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:44 PM
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Here is a top heavy design of mine. I flew it a few times, then ''decomissioned'' it.
You have amazing eyes !!

At that speed and size, I wouldn't be able to recognize top or bottom,.............nice flying!
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Thanks, but the camera "footage" makes it look harder to see than it really is.
I wonder how it would handle if an inch or 2 was cut off the fin...?
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