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Old 05-30-2011, 08:19 PM   #1959
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I find with all my planes that the closer the motor is to the center of drag, the better the plane behaves. I also dislike right thrust for fighting the effect of a "tail dragger" to turn left when taking off.
Just learn two things, 1. throttle up slowly, 2. hold a little right rudder at first.
Once the thing is moving, the rudder holds it straight, and once the tail rises, the motor's axis is closer to the flight axis, so the prop is no longer cutting more air on the right side.

My Original-size Capricorns (2) have the motor right on the top of the inner wing joint, and they do everything great! No bad habits at all.

RCPlane, thanks for the info you are gathering on motor, prop, esc, and battery. I will put that in the plans.
Here is a copy of what I have so far, still much to go.
I could also lay out how to cut a 4 x 8 foam sheet, is that the right size, and is it 3/4" thick, and are you in NOLA?

Larry,
Sweeeeet, I need a bigger lake...

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33" Cap dwg=Pg22-527 +3.5" tips from JRS Flyer.
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