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Old 03-22-2003, 09:48 AM
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Is the TopCap ARF supposed to be a solid hovering machine? I can get it to hover and I have made my first tail topuch with it but it seems to wiggle a lot. I have tried Different CG's and when I put it in a hover it will stabilize a bit if I bring the nose forward but then it will drift away. Too far forward and I get into a harrier and the wings really start to rock.

The big question is, will the TopCap do a SOLID hover easily?
I am almost finished with the Sledge as well as the OMP edge and I am eager to see the difference.
Old 03-22-2003, 09:39 PM
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I don't understand how it why it would wiggle in a hover...If it's wiggling it's wings, you're not vertical. Pull back more and get the nose up so it looks like the airplane is SLIGHLTY on it's back. It should not wiggle if you're a tiny bit nose down, but that's another problem.

Can you give some more information?
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By wiggle I mean constant corrections in every axis pitch roll and yaw and throttle. every now and then i will get it just right and it will stay for a few seconds motionless but it is a VERY small sweet spot. I was mostly curious to see if this is what I can expect from the sledge or the OMP edge.

Another variable I forgot to mention is that I have Du-Bro skis installed. I am positive that when the snow melts it will fly different on wheels but for now that is my setup.

Also I have nothing or nobody else to compare to. I am the only one in my club that is serious about learning 3D. I have only seen one 3D performance but that was with a 40% edge from Anchorage, and RCU videos. So I am kinda self taught.

PS the engine died on the 40% edge and it was destroyed. :-(
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thats hovering bud. you always are making small corrections while in a sustained hover. the plane requires your full attention, thats why hovering takes practice
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Heck, if you can hold it in a hover your the man! I think flying my heli is easy next to mine.... more practice
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Well if all it takes is more practice then I guess I will have no choice but to suffer endlessly through flight after flight. It will be tough, but it is a sacrifice that I am willing to make :-)
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I have noticed W my top cap skis make it react differently. I would rather fly w tires but sometime you have no choice!!

Have fun Dan
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Exponential helps me allot for hovering......JOhn
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You will have to make CONSTANT corrections. If you expect it to hang there on it's own, it's not gonna happen! Burn up some fuel and after a while it WILL come easy.
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Thanks for all the encouragement, now if spring would just hurry up and get here so I wont freeze my hands that would be nice.
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My theory is your fingers are shaking from that freezing cold up there in Alaska and your plane is wiggling around from all those eratic inputs! When the weather warms up you'll look like a pro.

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That true for me too?
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Now thats funny !!!
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My Goldberg Extreme "wiggled" a lot until I figured out I was over correcting due to the extreme rudder authority (pun intended). I added some more expo and the problem was solved.

I found each plane has a slightly different feel when hovering.

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