First, I love this airplane. Having said that, it seems as though there is no such thing as ground effect at work on the plane. If it stalls at 50-some with no flaps, then it seems it should at least lift off at the same speed with the flaps down at takeoff position
I once had a Cardinal (A, not B) and it would pop off the ground at just above the bottom of the white arc and fly in ground effect. That was how I was tought to handle soft field takeoffs. I can't make this bird do that. I go screaming down the runway with the yoke full back and it won't even rotate. My real Cardinal would pull its' nose gear off almost at once due to prop blast but this one refuses to lift the nose until almost at takeoff speed - and it refuses to take off until way over 60. This strikes me as someone's bug or a configuration problem. Is there a data entry I can change to get it right? I would point out that I don't really want or need more elevator authority in flight, if anything, it could be toned down a bit. I just wonder why it won't rotate until so late and won't fly at the same speed in ground effect that it could out of it.