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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:46 AM
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At the outset I knew that I was trying to build at the light end and would sacrifice windy weather performance, the main reason I ignored it was that I have a Super Starlight -E sitting there which does the job admirably in the wind but it does lose out to Avas and Pulsars in the really light stuff or in damp air with no lift about. Boy have we experienced that this year!

The Buzrd has exceeded all my initial expectations in terms of its performance envelope , particularly in small light lift patches that require tight turns; additionally I can add up to 700 grams of ballast easily
Ballast rod in the wing + 550 or +400 or + 200 or + 100
Heavier battery + 150

I also can prop it up a bit quite comfortably but only if I fit the higher capacity Lipo.
So far I have only gone as far as +250 grams but it flew easily in 15mph wind at ground level and it was obviously blowing 20+ upstairs.
However in competition terms if it gets say 12/13 + I would probably change to my Starlight.
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