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Old Oct 14, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Airborn 1600 gets 1st and 2nd at SAM Champs

My new Airborn 1600's performed well at the 2012 SAM Champs at the AMA Muncie site this year.
I was forunate to win the Grand Championship for Electric and my buddy Hank Gullet came in second with his Airborn 1600 that I built for him over this past winter.
My LMR Airborn showed an altittude of over 4100 ft. after the second flight even at this size it was just a red speck in the sky. I attribute a lot to the color scheme I use and the fact that the transparent color back lites from the sky making it more visible at high altitudes. The red shows up against haze and clouds and the white transparent shows up against blue sky.
On the Texaco second flight, I got a total flight time of over 70 minutes on a total motor running time of 4 minutes. I got up to over 3600 ft. on that flight.

Here are a few of pictures:
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Good looking planes and congrats on your efforts.
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