The ailerons will have less control and effect the closer they are to the fuse, if you could extend them further toward the tips then the roll efficiency would improve. Full length would be best.
Greatly increasing the throw where the control surface is now will help with roll control.
The only down side to converting the WH into a 4 channel is the fact that the ailerons receive zero prop wash over the control surface. The Hawk Sky is the same, useless at rolls.
I believe you hit the nail on the head, as usual, Paul.
So tell me this: say I've flown my SWH long enough to feel experienced enough to fly 4 channel. Say I want a plane that will fly properly with ailerons and rudder, which means, I guess, a tractor type instead of a pusher, like the WH. And say I don't want to build another 'scratch' plane, like the BluBaby. So what I'd be looking for would be:
1. RTF or ARTF
2. Tractor instead of pusher.
3. Compatible with hand launch and belly landings (in my pasture, ya know )
Any thoughts what would be a good'n?
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