5 Jan 12 - Some more photos added
|N° of launches / Time||2||0 hr 9 mins|
|Wingspan||16.1 "||41 cm|
|Wing Area||288 in²||18.57 dm²|
|Flying Weight||11½ oz.||325 g|
|Wing Loading||5.7 oz/ft²||17.5 g/dm²|
|Wing Cube Loading||4.1 - Glider approx.|
|Propeller||GWS 8" x 4.3" Direct Drive|
|Batteries||3S Kokam 910HD, 910 mAh, 20C, LiPo|
|Speed Controller||Castle Creations Phoenix 10 - 10A - 5 to 16 cells - BEC & Brake - Programmable cut-off voltage|
|Receiver / Battery||Hyperion HP-DSP*4-TSR - 4 ch - PPM - 35/36MHz|
|Servos||Elevons - 2 x E_Sky E5070A (7.5g)|
|Rudder - E_Sky E5070A (7.5g)|
|Static motor parameters||6.1A @ 10.3V giving 9510 rpm @ 63W, approximately 88W/lb. Thrust estimated as 460g, by Rod Badcock's Propeller Power, Thrust and Efficiency Calculator, which should give great performance.|
|Flight performance||A little lacking in grunt, but flew well.|
3 Sep 07 - Changed the propeller to a Ramoser VarioPROP 3-blade hub fitted with 7" x 4.5" folder blades with a little additional pitch. In flight the model was obviously more powerful and a good improvement but only got a short range before I lost radio control of the model. Fortunately it landed flat and no damage was incurred. Completed a range check and only got about 5m before problems occurred. I'm going to have to check the RC system.
24 Jun 06 - Flew for the 1st time today and was a little underpowered. I'm going to play around with propeller options to improve things.
5 Jan 06 - It is a boat or is it a plane, well it's both - you can operate on water or land, it really doesn't matter. The model has just been finished and awaits test flying.
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