Today was a good day!! The weatherman was right. Clear, blue and 22!!! I have 19 member in my club and everybody was at the field today. Lots of new planes. I was the only one with the Top Flite AT-6 Texan, so the member let me fly first. After doing a range check, I fuel up the bird and start the engine. Check the control again, ran the engine up and said I hope she will go back home the same way it came to the field. Did 3 fast run up and down the runway to get the feel of the plane, ( she feel good on the ground ). Came back in to the pit, top the tank, try to stop shaking. The first takeoff was with no flaps and I must tell you be ready with the rudder. I had to hold some left rudder to keep her in the center of the runway. The plane came off the runway before I was ready, so a little bit of over controling happen. The climbout was sweet. Let your speed build up before you try to turn upwind. After the trim was set, the airplane is a joy to fly. Now for landing!!! One thing I found out today, this plane make you work to have a sweet landing. The flaps at full down will slow the plane, but, you don't want it to be to slow or it will stop flying!!! Maybe next weekend, I can have the field to myself so I can put the plane to a big workout!!
Overall, this plane is a joy to fly and it look so good in the air. This plane will turn heads at the field.
I am happy with her and can't wait to fly her again!!!
BTW: The CG was spot on. A CG of 4.0" is a good place to start.