I flew the Etude today. First takeoff was quick. My throttle curve was too hot. An easy correction in the pits. I went back to my Nuance curve and it was close enough there. A couple of clicks of trim and the Etude flew straight and level. The CG is very close right now. I’ll move it around more tomorrow. It fly’s slow, that surprised me. Slower it seemed than the Nuance. Nothing aerobatic today, loops, 45’s and a few rolls. It is close to where I want to be. Stall turns – smooth, clean and on axis. Up lines are straight and on line. I had too much elevator trim to zero throttle for vertical down lines and will take care of that tomorrow. It is early but, so far I like the way it flies. Tomorrow will be more trimming and CG work flying advanced sequence. A hazy afternoon and the plane was easy to see in that condition. It’s better looking in person outside. BJ’s improvements in craftsmanship and detail on the newest model have advanced and easy to see.
Last edited by Rudy; 06-01-2016 at 06:06 PM.