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Well Don't believe me, Look at the slope racer bloghttp://www.sloperacer.blogspot.co.uk/Will
The rudder is not that skinny but I will report back on its effectiveness once it's flown but it's not an F3F model (the nose is too pointed for one thing)
Is that a skinny rudder on a huge great fin?So its aimed more at F3F than aerobatics im guessing.
Whens the maiden?
As soon as the weather co-operates (as I write this it is dead calm out there )
Met Office forecast for this afternoon is SW at 7mph! Thanks Allen, for the invite but I think that I will wait for a bit more blow (I have seen much more damage to gliders with too little wind than with too much!)
Peter one thing I have noticed with all the Hammond models that I have flown is that they feel quick even when they are very conservative on the CG, and exhibit very little zoom in the dive test despite being quite forward on the CG. However, when you get the CG right, the inverted performance is almost entirely neutral. Sounds to me like classic Hammond behaviour - I'd push the CG back based more on the inverted performance than the behaviour in the dive test - I think you'll unlock a load more performance. To have the space to do a truly representative dive test needs quite a lot more altitude than most can get on an average day!Z
He's right as usual. The Schwing has a very unusual aerofoil that behaves possibly a little different from others.It should fly virtually hands off inverted as the angle of attack is zero. Ease the CG back bit by bit Pete.Thanks Zim JH