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Old 11-02-2002, 06:52 AM
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Figured out the "jumped into the air" problem... cg, CG, CG!!!

Out of old habits I had balanced it on the middle spar... the spar that I added to strengthen the wing... The spar that wasn't on the original plans!

Now, with the flight battery 2+ inches forward of where it used to be, the DD glides off the ground with ease, Landings are "greased" in with just a slight touch of the elevator stick.

This was just on a test "taxi" in the street in front of my house. I still hope to actually fly it on Sunday, and will post an "in flight" picture if I can take one.