RE: ESM P47 Build
be a bit warm in Alice this time of year, but not as wet as Darwin,
just checked all my settings, first off, I donâ€™t like sensitive controls, so these are what I fly, Ailerons, measured from the inside edge against the flap, 12mm up and 10mm down, low rates, high rates are more but I very rarely ever use them, Elevator, low rates, 8mm up for most of my flying, about 12mm if I want it to spin, measured from neutral at the widest point of the elevators, Flaps, first stage 20mm, full flap, 35mm, measured from the inside edge, I use full flap on landing, I didnâ€™t measure the Rudder, but it doesnâ€™t need a lot, about 15mm on take off. The important bit, the C of G, book said 136mm, (B/S) way too far back for me, I am flying at 120mm back from the centre join of the wing, it is very stable in flight, very nice to take off and lovely to land.
I have the air tank mounted in the belly pan under the wing, all air controls are on the wing, I did move the engine forward about 5mm, (spacers) to help with the CofG, still looks OK, the CDI is mounted on the top of the engine stand offs, up in the cowl, also to help with the CofG, check all the bolts on the retracts, mine were loose, put some silastic on the threads.
Hope this helps. been flying mine for a couple of years now, love it, Oldtimer.