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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Some maiden flights this morning...

Got a chance and some decent weather to fly my X-15-3 Delta configuration and my Spaceship one, got in three flights on that one.

It was a struggle to trade off weight for stiffness on the spaceship one, it's tough to get to balance with any weight in the rear at all...Still glide is very very good, altitude is a bit low, but the E-18 was starting to induce a bit of flutter, and the E-12 is a better motor. To go to 32mm would mean I'd have to reinforce more, and add 6 ounces total to the flight weight to keep the CG and the boost would be just as anemic...At least I was able to get a spaceship one to boost and have a very good glide and keep it relatively simple.... Hope you like the video:

The X-15 Delta is basically my profile X-15 stretched as appropriate and wing changed to delta and added some angled plates to give more of a body/tunnel shape to it but keep the weight down.

Spaceship One and X-15-3 Delta Configuration RC Rocket boosted gliders (0 min 0 sec)
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