I smacked this plane into the ground at over 100MPH on her maiden. Not enough pitch control but I DS'd her anyway.
Ready for another shot with about 2 oz less noseweight.
Update: I smacked the Mako into the ground again and busted an elevon. This time I entered a rough backside at Weldon with too little airspeed. Not an easy plane to fly at this loading. At the time I was doing more test flights and moving the CG back even more with about 2.5oz of stick-on lead by the fin. Pitch control is much better but slow speed handling is non-existant. Got a 160+ somewhere during those test flights so I know it's fast.
Update: I managed to tie the airframe record last time out. 181mph.
I'm still making improvements on her.
Edit: The Mako lives! The plane simply needs more elevon and that's what it's getting. Stay tuned...
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