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    Many guys in other parts of the world like to fly...

    Many guys in other parts of the world like to fly extremely tail heavy and you might be at THEIR recommended point.
    Try moving it a LOT fwd from where it is now to see if you can make a change....
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    See edited post above.

    See edited post above.
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    I don't know what DTDT means but you can add more...

    I don't know what DTDT means but you can add more expo only on down elevator to make the elevator less sensitive when inverted.
    Your symptom is right out of Triangle Trimming....move the battery...
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    Try moving the c/g more forward....see Triangle...

    Try moving the c/g more forward....see Triangle Trimming by Brian Hebert.
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    I have used the Mejzlik 3 blade 20 x 13 quite a...

    I have used the Mejzlik 3 blade 20 x 13 quite a bit on a Nuance and Essence and I really like it's tractor like performance and good braking.
    I have used the Falcon 3 blade 20 x 12.5 too but the...
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    You probably will have to slow down or use a...

    You probably will have to slow down or use a smaller prop to unload the motor if you are going to fly at the same speed.
    I am flying an Essence which is a larger airplane and have the same...
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    Are you directing your snarky comment towards me?...

    Are you directing your snarky comment towards me?
    If you are.....money never enters the equation....I just buy or build whatever I think I like and that I think I can fly properly.
    However....I do...
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    No thanks....I already have 2 of the "$4,500.00"...

    No thanks....I already have 2 of the "$4,500.00" airplanes from Mike that you mention.
    I HAVE had close contact with the Caleus...previous to Mike handling them and am familiar with it.

    I was...
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    That's right. I remember back years ago when we...

    That's right.
    I remember back years ago when we were all using aluminum wing tubes.....my Eclipse did not have a fuselage tube.
    I made a hard landing at Mile Square and nothing broke but I couldn't...
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    Lucky......you can buy a pretty decent digital...

    Lucky......you can buy a pretty decent digital scale at your local Harbor Freight store.....you gotta have one nearby.
    It will weigh up to 5kg and is powered by AA cells and also comes with a wall...
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    I use the F3-a rear mount.

    I use the F3-a rear mount.
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    Hi Tony....about 1/4" back from the nose ring....

    Hi Tony....about 1/4" back from the nose ring.
    The 4mm bolts install from the front, no countersink required but I do put a single washer under the head of each bolt.
    I got the bolts at Home Depot....
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    Ken....you can save a LOT of weight up front by...

    Ken....you can save a LOT of weight up front by changing to a Falcon carbon prop and Falcon carbon spinner.
    I can tell you for sure that if you are moving the battery that much....something is...
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    Silver.....the other thread on the Essence...

    Silver.....the other thread on the Essence started by SHANNA mentions good c/g locations.
    On the BJ airplanes I find that the mfgr recommended c/g is too tail heavy for me.
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    I just wanted to let everyone know how...

    I just wanted to let everyone know how enthusiastic I am about Snowman44 motor mounts for the BJ Craft series of airplanes.
    These mounts are water jet cut from Mil-Spec G10 FR4 .093" material to...
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    kdunlap..... Just looking at the left picture...

    kdunlap.....
    Just looking at the left picture and I noticed the pushrod misalignment.
    You might consider moving the clevis on the servo arm to the other side of the arm for best motion.
    Just take...
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    Thanks Steve....mebby Mike will order some if...

    Thanks Steve....mebby Mike will order some if they are available.
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    Thanks a lot Steve....that should do the trick. ...

    Thanks a lot Steve....that should do the trick.

    By the way....is BJ going to make available the proto motor mount you used on the Essence??

    Dave
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    Shannah...... Hi Steve....could you please post...

    Shannah......
    Hi Steve....could you please post the length of the servo arms you used on the Essence?
    I'm starting a build right now and am getting ready to order parts.
    Thanks...
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    Indeed! That has been my experience with Leo as...

    Indeed!
    That has been my experience with Leo as well.
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    You can mount the servo upside down and get a...

    You can mount the servo upside down and get a straight shot to the rudder.
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    If the fuel feed line inside the tank has a split...

    If the fuel feed line inside the tank has a split near the metal tubing....when the fuel level uncovers the split such as nose up or level with a half tank or less....
    It will go lean and quit....
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    Great! I like your line about 'Love em' or list...

    Great!
    I like your line about 'Love em' or list em'.....
    These thangs are kinda like wimmen....they are always at one extreme or the other....never anythang in the middle!!
    Glad to have helped out...
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    Great..... You might try sealing up the hole...

    Great.....
    You might try sealing up the hole with some thick CA as a test to be sure that is the entire problem...before you order parts!
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    The engine is sucking air from somewhere or there...

    The engine is sucking air from somewhere or there is air in the fuel line(s).....or a pinhole in a fuel line on the engine.....look for bubbles in the fuel line.
    If you are using a crap trap type of...
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