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Old Oct 02, 2001, 03:38 PM
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Wath out crows and ravens - The Rook is coming!


Here are couple of pictures of "The Rook". Not completely finished yet, waiting still to get a paint job (feather scheme ).

More details, pictures and a flight report will be available on my website within couple of days.
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Old Oct 02, 2001, 03:41 PM
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... and another one:

couple of more pictures here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&threadid=4626
Last edited by Tyson; Oct 04, 2001 at 04:30 PM.
Old Oct 02, 2001, 03:47 PM
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Oops, sorry for the misspelling on the title...
Old Oct 02, 2001, 04:10 PM
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I guess you ment "Watch out ..."

I originally read it as "Wrath of ..."

Made sense to me
Old Oct 04, 2001, 04:24 PM
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It has been very windy here for about a week now. I could not wait longer, took a risk and decided to go out flying.

Despite the wind, maiden flight was a success. I flew three about 10 minutes flights using 7 cell 270mAh NiCd and 8 cell 800 mAh NiMH packs.

After adding a little downtrim, flying The Rook was nice and steady (or to be honest, as it's not very heavy, not very steady on gusts, but definitely much better than I expected). Because of the wind there was a lack of power (flying headwind was not an easy task for GWS DX-A). But I'm sure that when the wheather is calm, flying will be as easy and relaxing as flying a Pico Stick.

And the funniest part: crows and magpies started croaking as soon as I got my bird airborne. During these three flights, four crows and two magpies became very curious and (because they did not attack) evidently made efforts to make friends with The Rook

I'll try to update my website during the weekend, with more story and pictures.

The Rook:
Wingspan: 80cm (31 in)
Weight: 170g (6 oz) using 6 cell 250mAh NiCd pack
Wing Area: 15 dm2 (232 sq.in)
Wing loading: 11 g/dm2 (3.7 oz/sq.ft)

-=Mike=-
Old Oct 06, 2001, 01:18 AM
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Lol that would be a cool one for the park I fly at. Last month a magpie went crazy at my model and ripped the tail off. I hadn't flown there for a couple of weeks and obviously they must have started nesting in that time. normally they try and make friends with it though, once I had a squadron of 3 magpies following me, galahs flying in formation 50' above, and rosellas screeching. That was cool.
Old Oct 06, 2001, 10:01 AM
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New pictures and story available now:
http://www.careliawin.com/tyson/RCRook.htm


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