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« Reply #50 on: September 27, 2016, 09:01:17 AM »

It was over a year ago.
It was on trim and going well, until I did my first official flight!
The familiar intermittent problem with a gravity (tank) system - it missed momentarily just after launch.
Usual sequence followed:- nose drops, wings come level, resumes spiral climb.
On this occasion it stopped while nearly inverted - not good.
At least it missed the tarmac.

The fuselage is ok. I'm going to remove the tank, though.
I may not build any more SLOP aeroplanes, thus avoiding any further episodes like this.


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« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2016, 04:10:16 PM »

I had mixed results from the repaired models in reply #45; the elliptical tipped 1/2A Train needed no further trimming, and flew well last weekend in Oregon.
The 15 model was not so fortunate. Thinking I had a fairly stiff wing, I didn't jig it in position during doping and the result was that wash-in crept in on the LH inner panel. Fortunately it was not bad enough to cause a crash.

I will try and straighten it out by steaming, and then leave it on a board held to the right shape for a few weeks and see what happens.



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