22 May 13 - RTF again.
|N° of launches / Time||1||0 hrs 4 mins|
|Wingspan||43.3 in.||1100 mm|
|Wing Area||290 sq. in.||18.2 dmē|
|Flying Weight||1 lb 15.9 oz.||904 g|
|Wing Loading||15.8 oz / sq. ft||49.3 g/dmē|
|Wing Cube Loading||11.2 - Between 'Aerobatic' and 'Scale'|
|Motors||Pre-installed 3536 brushless motor, 900 Kv|
|Propellers||Supplied TBC with scale appearance|
|Speed Controller||Pre-installed 30A Brushless - BEC|
|Motor Batteries||3S Turnigy Nano-Tech LiPo 2200 cells|
|Receiver||OrangeRx R610 Spektrum DSM2 6Ch 2.4Ghz with 1 OrangeRx R100 Satellite Receiver (Spektrum DSM2 compatible)|
|Servos||Ailerons||2 x Pre-installed 9g|
|Static motor parameters||Not yet tested|
|Flight performance||Not yet flown|
22 May 13 - Model repaired and ready to fly again.
19 May 13 - I managed to get the maiden flight completed today, but it wasn't without incident. I took the model up and flew a couple of circuits followed by a loop, a roll and a stall turn which were all completed OK; she flies very nicely. I then checked the power off stall handling, which was very docile with no hint of a wing. I gained a fair bit of height and decided to but her into a spin; the entry was fine but she was reluctant to come out of the spin; it wasn't until quite low that I cut power and she started to respond. She disappeared behind a hedge and the worst was presumed; the damage appeared to be confined to a bit of wing tip snapped off, a crack in the foam cowl, a loose motor mount and a broken propeller. On returning home I found that one of the motor screws had come undone, which allowed the motor to swing to the side and give extreme side thrust; maybe that's why she wouldn't exit the spin under power. All the damage was quickly repaired and the model ready to go again; with some thread lock on the motor mount screws.
4 Jan 13 - I think this is a beautiful aircraft and I had to have one. The only changes I made whilst assembling the model were to fit a plate to hold the aileron 'Y' lead sockets at the wing seat and to fit a pilot.
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