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Posted by mintie | May 21, 2011 @ 07:31 PM | 4,442 Views
A few still sequence action shots taken from the videos that my mate took of the test flight.
This is my first decent size war bird and am very inpressed with its flight performance.
Flys just alike a big trainer....Continue Reading
Posted by mintie | May 21, 2011 @ 01:17 AM | 4,410 Views
The big day for the Zero....well what can I say....the plane flew absolutely awsome.
A very small bit of down trim on the elevator just after take off and a very good rate of climb out.
The biggest surprise was on the take off roll,with a slow throttle advance the tail was up and flying with only about 1/4 throttle,and the plane tracked straight down the runway.
Flying... the plane is true and very stable and will slow down for a very scale like landing.It has no tenency at all to drop a wing which I am really pleased about.
I can see I am going to have a lot of good flying with this plane.
I had two really nice flights before it was to cold to fly again,so packed up and headed home with a huge smile on the dial.::
My mate did the video shots and we set the plane up in some really good turns and banks and low passes. Like 600 mm from the ground. so hope the videos come out good .. will post when he has them all edited.
One real happy chap here now,considering I started this aircraft 21 years ago.