Yesterday I met up with Mark and Thayer. The winds were a good strong 7-10 out of the North East with intermittent gusts to 12. There was some pretty rough water. I would say the waves coming on shore were between 2-4 inches with 6 inch swells. Far rougher than a full scale plane would even attempt to fly from.
That being said and our desire to really wring every bit out of the plane to see just how well the airframe would preform. First up was Thayer to test the water rudder change he did. I have to say that the plane performed great even in the rather tough conditions that the plane should never been in.
Mark took the sticks of his new to him plane and was having a blast flying around skimming the tops of the waves.
We now have all the data we needed as far as control throws and CG limits/ extents and can apply them to the instructions manual. Lets get a bunch of these babies in the air for next years NEAT fair