Maiden day. Squeezed in one quick turn around the onion patch (cornfield actually) between a thundershower and the arrival of the mower and gusty cold front. Quartering crosswinds 5-7. The goal was to see how ground handling was with the stock legs and 3" foam wheels sans pants in the thick, damp grass. First of all, I was delighted with the ground clearance of appx. 4.5" from the tip of the Falcon 20.5x14.5 to the floor. With a little up elevator & left stick finesse, this test was passed. Takeoff was uneventful, but I was on the rudder and elevator much more than with the Osiris or 2m Vanquish as she yawed into the wind. Lift off was somewhere between 50-60% throttle to the Advance (straight line, no throttle curve set; med start, med timing, 8 kHz on the Ice2 80HV). The maiden CG was about 275 which I found to be a bit nose heavy feeling in the landing pattern with a quick downwind roll for fun; she took a bit of nose up trim (will try 270 on the next flight). Also took some aileron trim so I need to look into that on a calmer day. The air was not so smooth so no aerobatics or trim passes: made one low pass to get the feel of the glide and one full stop landing which was very pleasant.
What can I say after five and a half minutes? A very different feeling ride for me, floaty even. Once I got the elevator trimmed, we found her airspeed groove at half throttle straight and level.
Tech notes: I toned-down the elevator and rudder S.Bus servo speeds to 0.19 in honor of the designer's notes. Since I am flying with the factory incidence, I want to get the feel of the Nuance before making changes. We'll see as time goes by if any gains or losses on this point.