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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Maiden flight, a success...kind of!

So the weather was perfect, and thought i'd go to the local field for a maiden flight. I had a couple of issues, one being the slow start on the motor. I thought i'd try a short hop, but the plane just lifted into the air, forcing me to do a slightly laonger flight than planned,

I'm not sure what was wrong, I think there was too much 'up' trim on the elevators, as the CG was at 33%. It was a bit difficult to control, but managed to land it, the landing was a bit heavy. And has highlighted the wek points i nthe rear of the fuselage, it is a clean break, so i will epoxy back together, add a bit more weight in the nose, and try again next weekend.

Overall i'm please with the progress.

Prototype maiden (0 min 45 sec)
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