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Old Mar 25, 2003, 09:54 AM
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RASCAL FLIGHT REPORT @ SPACE CENTER

Fans:

This little Blue Foam RASCAL is fantastic!

I flew it this morning before the wings came and she took off using the 6 cell, NiCd, 375mAH, Sanyo Battery pack so, she was about 1.2oz heavier and no problem!

Flew her for 5 minutes and POOF lost the motor in-flight! She came in for a very nice and smooth landing! The battery is in the perfect spot since I really didn't do any inputs to the transmitter at all and RASCAL touched down with ease!

It took my buddy and I several minutes to find the IPS motor with that ORANGE Prop since the grass at that part of the field was taller.

Recovered and reinstalled the motor/gearbox and flew her with my buddies Li-POLY and she went up again and gained altitude faster since she is lighter. However, the heavier battery pack made her a little more stable when slight wind is present.

This RASCAL is 30 Inches of wind span so, the next one will have about 34 inches total to off set the eliptical wing corners and therefore have more wing area for better float performance.

Carlos.
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