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Old 08-12-2018, 05:29 PM
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My plane when I throw it the nose goes up and flips
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:50 PM
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Try adding some weight to the front to keep it level
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:11 AM
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OK I will try and I would post pictures but I need 10 posts or more
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:47 AM
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Several things could cause this, but you don't provide much information.

To me, what you are describing is to much control with not enough flying speed.

This assumes that the model is built correctly and is balanced properly.

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Old 08-13-2018, 08:17 AM
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Welcome to a fellow Matt, I don't know how much experience you have but I will assume you are just getting started. Getting started in RC can be intimidating but it is rewarding. There are a lot of experienced fliers on this site like Tom Crump above. They can be a very useful source of advice and knowledge. To take best advantage of that advice people need to see as much information as possible about the airplane. Even if it is one of those chain store foam gliders, knowing what you are working with is helpful. If you spend much time on this forum it won't take long to make 10 posts.
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:26 PM
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I have to agree with Matt Kirk. There are a lot of really knowledgeable people on this site and a lot of them are more than willing to try and help you out. The biggest issue we have, when trying to help someone is lack of information. What we would need, to be able to help you out, is the following:
1) Type of plane. Is it a kit build, foamy, ARF, etc? An example of this would be a Kadet Sr ARF. A Kadet is a well known aircraft, the SR is what size, while ARF means it's a plane that required assembling premade finished parts
2) Where are your control surfaces when compared to the wing or tail they are attached to? Are they straight, pointed up or down, rudder left or right?
3) Is the motor what came with the plane or something you had to buy to complete it?
4) Is the plane's motor an electric or does it require liquid fuel
5) Are we correct in assuming you're a beginner with no flight experience? You initial post would lead us to believe that is the case but, as many of us have found out, appearances can be deceiving
With these questions answered, we will be able to help you much more effectively than just guessing at what's actually going on
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:50 PM
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Don't make changes to your airplane yet. We don't know enough to diagnose your problem.

Chances are what you really need is the most neglected accessory for new RC pilots- an instructor. This hobby is rewarding, but it's a skill that you have to work at.
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