Peter ellis 2015-09-01 05:13:28
I am a newbie flying Zagi 480 on the standard 7 cell battery pack and prop,
it seems to need a lot of up elevator, is reluctant to gain height, and when
banked “drops” out of the turn nose down and rapidly loses height.
What is the general view, CG to far forward, elevators set wrong, or is it
what they tend to do ?
Many thanks Peter
Paul mcintosh 2015-09-01 05:13:31
CG too far forward. try moving the battery back 1/2 inch or so.
Sailor 2015-09-01 05:13:52
Either centre of gravity way too far forward or just not enough power or
Have you reversed the prop? My Zagi on 7 Kan 1050Mah is a bit 🙁 to. I use 10 Cells, motor prolly wont last long but it climbs a h*** of a lot better and is just more enjoyable to fly.
Sailor 2015-09-01 05:14:01
Why not go mad and put a brushless with 10 cells in it - out of sight up the vertical in under 10 seconds!! If budget is an issue try one of the carbon props from Sussex Model centre - they make a h*** of a difference over the standard prop - best 4 you might ever spend!
The natural ph 2015-09-02 11:07:21
Theres your problem. Try 8 cells and maybe a hotted up motor. Classic 'lack of power' symptoms. Its what any plane staggering around on the edge of a stall will do. Try and let it gain speed, not whight, but an extra cell works wonders. What IS the standard prop and motor by the way?
Sailor 2015-09-02 11:07:35
Just found this link in my favourites - read it - it should get you in the air and flying well - I still think your main problem is underpowered/lack of airspeed. http://www.yourzagi.com/flying.htm
Peter ellis 2015-09-02 11:07:43
Many thanks I will try that, off to the garage to get the glue out (:-)
Paul mcintosh 2015-09-02 11:07:46
Find yourself a nice hill to do some test glides from. Fly it without power
and see how much up is required for good, straight flight. The elevators
should be just about even with the bottom of the airfoil.