Originally Posted by Knife Liddle
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..