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Old May 16, 2007, 09:07 PM
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Another Maiden

My Blu Baby had her first flight this evening about 6 pm. It was really too windy, about 6-8mph with gusts to 10 or so, but here, waiting for ideal conditions - a calm day - means NO flying!

The first toss and short flight was hairy - lots of violent jerks and moves. Got her down, reduced the throws by half and tried again. She flew fine - no real head way against the wind, but easy to "kite" up and then a shallow dive to gain forward ground. No landing gear because of the grass field. Glides well even in the wind and has sufficient rudder authority...even though mine may need a touch more dihedral.

Set up is a GWS IPS-A, 10x4.7 slow fly prop, BlueBird 303 servos and a Berg 4L Rx - ESC is an old Zagi 15 amp and a 2s 1050 Apogee LiPo. Not sure of the AUW and didn't really check the CG - just flew her. Also, didn't take time to pretty her up - she's just plain old FFF.

Thanks for the great design!!!

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