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Old May 17, 2007, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Will M
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!!!


Mike, congrats on your maiden. You got it right, the BB has lots of control authority as she was originally built for indoor flying. Lots of walls, turn quick!

If I may suggest, put a GWS 9070 prop on that drive. Your BB will perform much nicer.

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