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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] aircraft tuning question

From: John Burt
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] aircraft tuning question
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 23:20:49 -0700
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20090319)

Sounds like you have had some experience with this model!

Although I have not had trouble flying the Cularis manually, I have come to the same conclusion you have: CG forward = better. My biggest gripe with the model so far is that the plug-in wing mount system is weak and if it cracks, you can't easily fix it.

I chose Cularis because I needed an efficient airframe with good penetration, that can carry a 1-2 lb payload, is cheap, rugged and easy to assemble. If anyone has an alternate airframe suggestion, I'd be gratified to hear about it.

Back to the tuning: am I correct in thinking that the appropriate way to increase airspeed (for any airframe) is to increase the parameter AUTO_THROTTLE_NOMINAL_CRUISE_THROTTLE?



Cédric Marzer wrote:
The Cularis is an airplane difficult to tune even for normal operation
(without paparazzi).
Most relevent is the center of gravity that needs to be much further to the
front than on Multiplex documentation. For the rest I can't help as I wouldn't put a
paparazzi on it considering
how the beast flies...Good luck !

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