The plan for step 2 is to install the FMA - CoPilot as well as the Arduino board for rudder control.
Yesterday the first flight with the CoPilot alone were sucsessfully done.
This was the first time i was flying a aircraft with some stabilisation help. The FMA CoPilot is a veryveryvery impressive piece of hardware. It even saved the airframe from a crash during estimation of the COG.
Now i have to explan the pitch issues i
have had with the single aileron. As described in Step 1, the aileron results in large pitching moments.
Before activating the CoPilot i was convinced to need a secon aileron.
But with the CoPilot active, i had to rethink. The plane is so extremly easy to handle. Set a thrust level, and control it with the rudder. The plane flies like a slotcar on it's tracks. Veryvery precise and stable. I was able to start and land without further changes to the setup at the first trials.
The pitching moment of the aileron is compensatet by the CoPilot. If it is necessary at the further development of the plane to recover the plane completely manual, i know that i can fly and land the plane securely. It doesn't fly pretty well in manual mode, but I don't care.
Introduction of the Arduino board will start next week. I have to buy more parts....