Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet by Durafly

2 Jun 19 - Model crashed

Me-163 Komet - Front Quarter with dolly Me-163 Komet - Side Me-163 Komet - Front Me-163 Komet - Front Quarter, no dolly

N� of launches / Time 2 0 hrs 12 mins
Wingspan 36.8 in 935 mm
Wing Area 663 in� 17.4 dm�
Flying Weight 9 lb 1 oz 4.1 kg
Wing Loading 31.5 oz / ft� 96.3 g/dm�
Wing Cube Loading 14.7 - Between 'Scale' & 'Racer' (low for a war bird)
Motor Pre-installed unknown
Propeller 3-blade approx 16.5" x 10"
Speed Controller Pre-installed unknown 60A
Motor Batteries Pre-installed unknown 10A UBEC
Receiver OrangeRx R910 - 9Ch - 2.4Ghz - TwinPort (Spektrum DSM2 compatible) with 2 satellite receivers
Servos Ailerons 2 x Pre-installed 17g
Rudder/Tailwheel Pre-installed 17g
Undercarriage Pre-installed 17g with magnetic head fitted to retain/release the bogey
Static motor parameters Not tested
Flight performance Flies superbly and is extremely quick.

2 Jun 19 - During the last flight the model suddenly tucked under hitting the ground in a steep dive at high speed.  I believe this was due to fitting a slightly smaller and light battery pack and not double checking the CofG, which would have moved rearwards.  Due to the extent of the damage it wasn't practical to repair it; shame they're not currently available or I'd have bought another.

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