Hello all. I took Santa's Parkzone Radian RTF out for the first time and both brief flights ended with intimate meetups with trees (I had to buy a 20' extension pole and squeegee attachment to get it down after the second crash--fortunately there was only minor damage).
The culprit seems to be a CG that appears to be way out of whack (nose heavy, causing it to want to loop, which it did). Afterwards, I finally put together Santa's CG stand and it confirmed my suspicion: nose heavy. My question is: why would a stock RTF's CG be so out of whack? I'm pretty sure I followed the instructions well, even shoving the battery back as far as possible between the two flights, hoping that would move the CG forward (which is suppose to be 63mm back). I even tossed it in the back yard a few times to check the glide path--it looked good (albeit without the lipo battery installed).
Granted, this is my first RC plane but I can follow simple instructions as well as the next guy. And, I've put in a dozen or so hours on the Easy Flight DEMO simulator and have been researching this plane for a year before finally purchasing it.
Thanks for any info,
p.s. I love the Radian. I can tell it is easy to fly, I just need to fix the CG. I'm just wondering why a stock one would be so off kilter.