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Old Jul 01, 2012, 12:27 PM
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2nd Buzrd flies

Managed to get out flying today.
The conditions were damp and turbulent, but we went ahead and test flew Buzrd number 2 as well as my original one.
Wind started out at circa 5/7 mph but by the end it was blowing 15 steady and gusting much higher at ground level ,higher up it was obviously much windier. We were guessing around 20/25mph
They both flew very well and handled the conditions much better than we had a right to expect from a lightweight
No. 2 flies almost identically to the first one just some minor CG issues to measure and resolve.
One odd point was that my lighter 1550gram model was penetrating better than Georges 1700 gram one. (Heavier motor and battery) which also created the CG issue.
All we need now is for the other models in construction to be finished and for a competition in order to have the "acid test".
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