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Old 08-08-2020, 07:19 AM
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A big Plus 1 on what RCFlyerDan has posted. For Top Flite warbirds in particular, follow the manual!!! 3.5 pounds of lead in the nose is absurd. Too many people quote that old saw about the benefits of nose-heavy airplanes and then aren't successful. Gracefully balanced is the best. Excessive control throws are another major error. I have heard a lot of people say that they like the extra throw to get them out of trouble when in-fact the excess throw is what gets them in trouble in the first place. I watch(study) warbird videos in order to learn from others mistakes. When it comes time to flare for the landing, an instant zoom climb is evidence of excessive elevator throw. Another giveaway is a mild to hard left turn on every takeoff, but that's another issue.