I was thinking about making nose sharper, but they tell me that this would be waste of time.Another idea is reshaping the fuselage nose to provide more normal positive camber. Sort of a drooped snoot adds positive camber.
Probably should do all this with a 1/4 scale RC model.
Here is another stupid question -If I was going to reduce drag, I would start at the landing gear. It sticks out the furthest from the centerline, so it has the strongest moment arm. The drag on the gear produces more than twice the moment arm of the fuselage.
It's just like weight and balance calculations, but turned vertical. The wheels clearly have the worst moment arm for their drag to cause a pitch problem.
Static ports that have proven to be accurate on several airplanes are made with a hole in the center of a disc about 1 1/2” in diameter that is raised about 1/8” above the fuselage surface.They are button head so will give a higher reading if there is good flow over the surface because they will expand the air over the head. If the flow is stagnant then its good. But you don't know that yet.
A hole that the tube itself can be squeezed into would work. It shouldn't protrude higher than the surface.
Yeah, just like the ones I put on the Max. Thats why they are 1.5" diameter so the flow is straight across the hole. Well, as straight as can be on a small disk.Static ports that have proven to be accurate on several airplanes are made with a hole in the center of a disc about 1 1/2” in diameter that is raised about 1/8” above the fuselage surface.