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Old Aug 27, 2004, 03:29 PM
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The second plane that has been maidened is my Gasparin Peanut Scale (13") Nieuport 11.

This is a model that Iīve bought RTF. Gasparin offers his kits RTF and testflown, and although it was rather expensive (or should I say it cost a fair bit of money instead) I felt that it was well worth the money once I had the opportunity to see the model on the shelf at my favourite hobbystore MFT (www.mft.nu).

Iīve had the plane for over a week, and it has been a struggle not to try and maiden her in the windy conditions we have had. Today was much better though not ideal. Anyway I felt confident enough to maiden her, and I neednīt have worried a bit.
She flew perfectly, controlauthority was a bit on the "soft" side, but then again this isnīt an aerobat exactly. This plane will be a hoot to fly when indoor season is here. In the meantime I will fly her outdoors on really calm days.
As far as the flightenvelope, cruising low and slow is what she does best looking VERY convincing. Stallturns where easy, but I never got her to loop due to the low wheight and speed and high drag of the plane.

Here are a couple of pictures of the Nieuport RTF. The first one has been posted before and is mainly for sizereference.

Anders O
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