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Old Feb 10, 2013, 06:11 AM
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Ceres vs Thermal Monster

Lots of lift today powered by a Southerly which made launching easy thanks to the sun being behind.

Managed to induce flutter from a pin drop from some height, but definately less dramatic than previous. The solution I feel is bigger horns for ailerons too. 94761s on ailerons are dead quiet which makes for a pleasant change.

Yesterday at Braddon's Lookout I launched the Ceres with 1.3Kg ballast and struggled to get air and got sucked into a tree in dramatic fashion. Smashed into a large limb and was lucky to survive with just a chunk out of the LE.

Either we bungee to get airborne or switch launch locations. Or hack the trees to shreds (which are now 40 ft tall). Thankfully had a fully-ballasted Sunbird 60" to keep the eagles honest.

Flew thermal today carrying a big horse bite out of the LE on one side covered with tape.

Sensational lift today. Want proof? Here we go:

Ceres F3B vs Thermal Monster (11 min 20 sec)



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