Thanks for the greetings MWTS!
I've flown her a few more times (luckily without mishap - knock on wood!) and all seems well with a few minor issues:
- In loops she seems to pull of to the left when going over the top. This may be due to poor trim, wind, or possibly added weight to the right wingtip from the carbon fiber rods added after my crash (or all of the above). I only used three sections of 4 inch length 1.5mm rod however, so that doesn't seem like much. Perhaps I'll add an equal amount to the other side to help the balance.
- I have no idea if my CG is correct. I've just been stuffing the stock battery in till it seems secure (with the help of the crappy velcro loop that came with the bird). Anyone care to suggest a good method to check CG? Also, what ''ovals'' does the manual refer to when it discusses CG?
- I moved the linkages in on the ailerons and set my exponential to 0% on my 2nd dual rate position to increase aileron responsiveness but she still seems sluggish doing aileron rolls. Even with slight nose-up attitude entering the maneuver, she exits the roll nose down - seems like an awful lot of pitch loss for a simple maneuver.
All things considered, what a JOY this things is. Easy enough to fly for a newb like me so long as I'm thinking ahead, simple to repair, yet capable of extremely entertaining maneuvers and flight - all without having to worry about a crash due to its relatively low cost and ease of repair.