Originally Posted by zippome
I've finally gotten my contender up in the air this summer. I put an Evolution .61 in it, and I don't find it overpowered at all. That nice thick wing helps keep it from getting outta hand. Love how this plane flies! And with the flap extended it lands almost hands off alot like my Kadet sr.[ATTACH=CONFIG]1917663[/ATTACH]
Two questions: #1 How does your engine, setting up high as it is, perform reference the fuel tank being - as it looks -- rather low?
#2. Back in the early 70's when the original Dave Platt designed Contender was kitted by Top Flite (then a separate business as great "pains" was yet to be) had a problem in that the model rolled oposite to rudder deflection
. Ever notice that today? Other kits of the time period, Sterling Lancer SL-62 did the same, and there was a 40 size scale model, forget the name, that did the same. Kind of making real trim a waker-up until one found the situation. Dave P. wrote an article on the Contender but that was too long ago for my memory. So just wondering.