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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Knife Liddle View Post
You know what amazed me about the maiden, besides the incredible sound of the passes, did you see how that thing lifted off after such a short takeoff roll? That thing looked like a 4lb Fly Fly foamie with 3kw pushing it around. 40lbs! are you kidding me?
I know, on all those speed run tests I did I was closer to lift off than I realized. One little tug on the elevator and I would have been airborn. I did screw up on that maiden rotation a little as I would have bet I was going to have to give quite a bit of up to rotate it..I was wrong she poped right up. I was a little surprised and thought hmmm well that's interesting, backed off on the elevator stick and let her fly out streight ahead

Prabbaly closer to 41 pounds. I added a third wing spar after the weigh in..
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