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Old Jun 12, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Here's Andy's bird, getting it ready to go on the back of his trailer.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:13 PM
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Great job WTG!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:28 PM
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You know what amazed me about the maiden, besides the incredible sound of the passes, did you see how that thing lifted off after such a short takeoff roll? That thing looked like a 4lb Fly Fly foamie with 3kw pushing it around. 40lbs! are you kidding me?
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Here's Andy's bird, getting it ready to go on the back of his trailer.
just drove by there and brents bird was parked there (64 -302) andys was was a couple of rows up
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:38 PM
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You know what amazed me about the maiden, besides the incredible sound of the passes, did you see how that thing lifted off after such a short takeoff roll? That thing looked like a 4lb Fly Fly foamie with 3kw pushing it around. 40lbs! are you kidding me?
I know, on all those speed run tests I did I was closer to lift off than I realized. One little tug on the elevator and I would have been airborn. I did screw up on that maiden rotation a little as I would have bet I was going to have to give quite a bit of up to rotate it..I was wrong she poped right up. I was a little surprised and thought hmmm well that's interesting, backed off on the elevator stick and let her fly out streight ahead

Prabbaly closer to 41 pounds. I added a third wing spar after the weigh in..
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Congrats! That was just Awesome! Really superb. Falcon "You da Man!"
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Well, Andy, I guess we`ll give ya a pass on that non-scale rotation on your maiden flight. Just don`t let it happen again.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Congrats! Absolutely amazing flight, the speed, the sound, everything looked soooo scale. One of the most impressive things I've seen in RC in quite a while.

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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:58 PM
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I can hear the little voice in Andy`s head as the Talon jumps into the sky..." Well, there goes the abort option"

What does the "scale speed" look like to you guys. 400mph - 450mph?, a little higher?

Also, I tried to get a RC Speedo doppler on the two passes, with no luck. Those darn Stumax are impossible to doppler, too darn efficient.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Fan-Flipping-Tastic!!!
Great job, and congratulations!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:21 PM
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Awesome great job.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:28 PM
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No other words to say, other than AWESOME!!!!!!! The presence in the air and the sound are friggin amazing. If its underpowered, it'll do amazing in a scale contest, since you'll be completely scale. Two thumbs up........or one up,one down if you're a newfie. Hahahahaha.

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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Well done.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Congratulations on a fabulous build and an awesome maiden.!!

The sound was unbelievable. If I didn't know I would swear it was a turbine.

I am half thinking of building one myself and kitting it too.

Fahim
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:50 PM
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I never thought I would wait in anticipation so much for that video. Falcon you are a Master Modeler

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