Aircraft - Sailplanes
Multi Task F3X
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New Fosa on top
Fosa Lift on top
Fosa lift on top, with leading edge at root lined up.
the Fosa Lift is longer, and has increased angle in the V-tail
Span is 3.25m (128")
Root chord is 22cm (1cm increase)
DP's Fosa Lift
...walk to pick up the line...
...back from a flight...
...ready for landing.
USA 2013 F3B Team pilots Tom Kiesling and Darrell Zaballos with their Fosa's + me with my Fosa Lift.
Proud owner, jealous cameraman
Custom scheme looks classy
New field at Brighton, conditions were challenging to start with
Stormy Weather; lightning strikes every 5 mins across the bay
Ninja Yoyo Cows; Turn your back and they resort to stealth tactics to get close to your just-washed car to give it a thorough sliming.
Upside down Miss Jane.
They hunt in packs subjecting their victims to "death by slobber".
Around 10mm launch camber (will measure accurately after extensive set-up / trial error)
After 3 O'Clock the thermals started to roll in
Fosa Lift on cow watch
More balsa. Hot glued as a support. Hot iron used to limit the heat-soak while soldering leads.
Blue shrink wrap is the biz; inexpensive, thin and shrinks at low temps
The Forth Tapestry | NW Tasmania
Devonport in the distance. The white paddocks are poppies.
Still green @31st Dec. Check back in 4 weeks and it'll be a light camel.
Altitude log of a speed run.
Late summer in Tasmania
Dodgy aileron servo stops play
X marks the spot.
Dusting off the cobwebs
Launch camber looks like a lot, but only 14mm
...and a corresponding fistful of down elevator
Perfect for windy energetic conditions
Thermal | 4mm down
Launch | 14mm down
Speed | 2mm up
Going ballistic with the FL.
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