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May 12, 2006, 04:54 AM
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Multibumm #2 Is Maidened

I launched it in a quite lousy way, with little power, lots of bank and some spin.
The absence of any wind adding to that made a not so easy recovery for Paul on the sticks.
But it went well though.

Now, with the decreased whashout, it tracks straight ahead with all control surfaces neutral.

It's rather noisy during highspeed runs, wich may be caused by the 1-2mm gap between pod and wing (very prototypish, you know...).
We hope, with an improved fit of the pod, it will stop screaming all the way round.

The CG seems to be a bit noseheavy, it was impossible to stall the wing.
A more aft CG will require less elevator throw for turning, wich should give even better turning performance.

And sorry for the lack of pics in this entry, but we tried to video the flight and failed.
I always wondered why on many pylon videos there is hardly a model to be seen.
Now I think I know.
A Gentle Lady might be better suited for a video coverage...

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