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Old Jul 12, 2012, 03:11 AM
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Very interesting thread. Looks as if Ian has taken the time to come up with something rather interesting that is not just a "ready to fly out of the box" F5J model, but he has taken the time to come up with an assembly of the best and lightest components.
The light weight is very important as very often there are very light air or even sink conditions in this area which means that models can be on the ground in less than 2 mins even from a 200m launch. Providing that the handling is good, there is a much better chance of staying up with a light weight model. Ballast can always be added for the more robust conditions!
Speaking of which, I wonder a bit about the power levels being used. Ok it gets to altitude in around 20-25 secs which is reasonable, but it would be better to have something in reserve especially for windy conditions even if this means slightly more weight.
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