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Old Nov 18, 2006, 08:00 PM
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Successful maiden !

A bit breezy today , lined her up facing the wind and off we go !!
Take off was what I consider scale , not very fast and you are definitely flying her off the ground. Got her up high and trimmed her up. Looks VERY NICE in the air. Slowed her down up high and was pleasantly surprised at the glide rate. Did not seem to have a lot of aileron authority but the rudder authority was quite surprising considering its size. Only flew a few circuits as errands and hungry kids beckoned..definitely a keeper !! Landing was good but once again you definitely fly her to the ground .
If only it came with a machine gun for the top wing.......

Some building tips..get some 3x6mm machine screws if you use the recommended motor. The screws that come on the recommended motor are not the correct size for the motor least mine weren't.
I used dubro mini quick connects instead of the shrink wrap aileron control rod setup in the directions. Much easier. I am still trying to come up with how the Chinese can make such a great plane at such a reasonable cost.....
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