Thread: New Product E-Flite Mystique 2.9m ARF
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by lornecherry View Post
. And those of us raised on a diet of Aqulias, Bird of Times and Sagittas will appreciate a return to the familiar 3M size. Edited
Looking over the excellent manual triggered several resonances back to the 70's, the SD3021 airfoil, the big bell-crank on the All Moving Tail-plane, (Aquila, Sagitta 900) among them.

I would be very interested to hear the back story on this design.
E-flite is owned by Horizon Hobby, an International operation, & several HH employees have posted in this thread.
If it's not commercially sensitive, perhaps one of them could advise whether the design comes out of the USA or is an International collaboration?
(The slope soaring in the marketing video appears to be over UK terrain)
Interested whether someone on the design team flew in the 70's or has flown 70's sailplanes, as there is that feel there in some of the features.
The choice of airfoil - why the SD3021 ilo the MH30, or something from the Drela or Quabek stables??

Bringing a product to market from original concept to manufacturing process & marketing is an interesting journey & along the way decisions are taken & choices are made. Can some of it be told??

& finally, I am curious why this thread got kicked off out of Australia?

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