That makes sense. But I am noticing my plane's nose width is around 1.5 inches. Yours looks to be bigger and matching the size of other photos. Is my plane a bit too small...I am printing the tiled plans on 8.5x11 paper...
The width to the outside at the front measures 1 5/8” wide. My wingspan is 24”, which matches what it says on the plans. Measure your wingspan, what does it come to? If it’s smaller, then maybe you printed with the “fit to page” setting, in which case everything would be a little smaller. That would make it a little harder to fly. If your COG is right it should still fly, but it would be a little more difficult. Bigger planes are easier to fly. Also, if it were scaled down, then your joints would have been difficult to fit because the thickness of the foam wouldn’t have fit easily into the too-small holes made for them on the plans. When you print, it’s best to print from a computer, using Adobe Acrobatl and make sure the “Actual Size” option is checked under the scaling section in the print dialog.
If it did turn out to be a little smaller, I would probably still make a radical adjustment to the thrust angle and see if you can make it fly. But if it doesn’t, I would probably rebuild to make it the right size.