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Date:  4-4-2015
Number of Hours:  2.00
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Brief Description:  New trim springs

So, I eventually had to use stock Rutan springs on the elevator to get enough throw and now I'm seeing that it will also apply to the aileron springs. This rigging business is bizaare. Today James Bailey helped me lower the left wings leading edge to see how it would affect roll. 1 small washer made a BIG difference. Now it rolls left and I ran out of right trim. HOWEVER, when I flush the ailerons it almost flies straight. At this point I'm wondering if the 2 wings airfoils are different. Either that or the ailerons are different from each other in some way that's over my head. Either way, I'm fine with hard right trim as long as it flies straight and level, hands off, with both ailerons centered and flush. This is "technically" the lowest drag setting and I believe it because with just todays tweek, I added 3 more knots of speed and I'm not done yet! Oh and since I'm going to be racing, anything over 190kts TAS is going to remain classified... sorry :)
I went home and made 2 new springs the same length as the first 2 but these have a lot more tension. Can't wait to try em out.
The time spent at the EZ jets the other day wasn't a complete loss as I did notice SOME improvement in Yaw and hope to work a little more with Sweep in hopes that I can completely negate the need for rudder shims. We'll see.
If there's one thing that is true, James Bailey is a rare friend that is hard to find in this world. Make sure you get the chance to go by KMBT and say hi!
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