PowerUp 4.0 balsa glider

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    Steve Kristoff

    Mostly because I wanted to keep the module out of the dirt when I landed. I also thought it might present a little less drag in that configuration, but mostly it was about landing on the ground. I used the pre-programmed balsa glider configuration in the app and just changed it to "Inverted" mode. It worked great!

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    shai goitein

    Hey Steve, What was the reason you mounted the POWERUP 4.0 on the top and inverted?

    Great flights BTW!

    Shai

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    Abid Saifee

    I tried this with a similar balsa plane. Plane is stable but does not want to turn. Why did you end up trimming the tail? Think I should try that too?

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    Steve Kristoff

    Abid, 

    In fact, I did trim the tail because I also found that the original configuration was slow in turning. So I thought that trimming down the vertical stabilizer/tail might help. Based on my limited experience, I would suggest that  you try trimming the tail a little bit at a time until you get the response that you want. Have fun!     Steve

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    Abid Saifee

    Yeah, I approximated the size of the vertical stabilizer in your photo and it worked much better.  Now the main challenge I have is that it tends to fly pretty fast and high and I get out of range and lose control of the plane.

    Is there a plane configuration you use that works well?

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