Strega baptism of fire on the F3F slope
In the first F3F runs the Strega was driven to the limits.
In 14-18 m/s and with all 1950 grams of ballast the Strega was
capable of good times after my measure. Had my personal best
of 37.56 with it. In more capable hands this model is good for much more.
In these wind gusts, the Strega has it limit with so much wind and ballast.
The wings were bending disturbingly when stressed with negative G force
while trying to catch up missing signal in turns.
The bending were not so disturbingly in a normal turn.
Let it be said that the Strega were never designed to be flown at 18m/s
with 2kgs of ballast.
This is a fully capable F3F glider for average guys wanting to attend to the local contests, not having
ambitions to be world champions at Rugen......
A little footage of the fun day at Hodne with my PB ever set with the Strega:
I was "unfortunate" to have a little incident in some of the hard turbulent landings seen in the sequence, but just a minor repair required...