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Old Jul 21, 2011, 03:45 AM
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Did some HS testing at our field in prep for a contest where we will be offering to fly off matched hi-starts.

The Aerofoam Hosemonster 3M HS tested out at 19 pounds of pull at 3X stretch. And I understand that you can actually pull the hosemonster high starts further than 3X length.

The Pinnacle Large for 3M+ (can't get 'em anymore) tested at 24 pounds at 3X stretch.

I tested each with the same fish scale. Accurate enough to be useful.

At 3X to 4X the weight of the plane the Aerofoam Hosemonster 3M appears to be strong enough for gliders up to about 6 pounds. I would expect it to be excellent for gliders up to about 5 pounds or 80 ounces. My 65 ounce 3.4 meter Supra should do very well on that, even with 15 ounces of ballast for windy days.
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