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Old 11-06-2006, 04:45 PM
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Greg Covey
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Default RE: COX Micro Warbird ARFs

It was nice weather out today so I decided to test fly my P-51 before adding the decals. I temporarily taped the clear protective nose cuff in place and headed to the park. My buddy snapped a few photos using my camera. We'll get some better ones when we shoot the video with my normal crew.

The P-51 actually flew quite well. I added about 30% expo into the elevator and none into the rudder. My linkage used the center of 3 holes on the control horns as described in the manual for the first flights. The CG was a bit nose heavy using the recommended locations so I left it there. This was likely due to not having any antenna wire hanging out the back. Although the flight was a short 3 minutes, the plane was very responsive and landed gently without motor power. I was happily surprised as I expected it to drop much faster.

It was a perfect flight with no damage so I will now finish up adding the decals and get a video of it.
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