He flew it at the NAMFI in Owatonna last
August and got in 13 flights at "Warbirds
Over the Midwest" in Fond Du Lac, WI.
The Ki-45 got a lot of attention at the Fond
Du Lac meet by warbird pilots every time it
came to the flight line.
have some initial issues with the CG.
The original test flights indicated it was a
bit tail heavy. This was fixed by
adding 13 ounces to the nose (moved the CG
½” forward). He also found that it
needed more rudder authority on the take-off
roll but was just fine in the air.
(Dick) Steine has his Ki-45 just about
ready for its first flight. He’s
painted it with latex paint and rattle can
trim colors. The Dark Green
& Grey home defense color scheme really
stands out! The panel lines and
shading really add to the effect.
Andersen talked about the benefits of having
his prototype designs built by several
friends as a method to work out issues
before it is published to the public. Dave
mentioned he’s received over 22 revisions
and suggestions from the Ki-45 prototype