For those of you that followed and opined re my Does This Look Stable thread, this is an upscale of that beast. When I finally found a stable design that I liked it turned out look pretty good and fun to fly. Nice slow take off and easy to track. A C6-3 is the sweet spot. Actually went out and flew it 2x today when I had to run out to the store to pick up a few things.
First flight was a C6-3 with a top flight 12" chute. Beautiful. So good I loaded up another C6-3 and shot it off and watched it hit apogee and then watched it turn over and start heading back towards planet earth. Chute now........... now?........... now? pretty please? I thought all was lost and then pop. Chute deployed with enough time to effect a safe landing. It was right about then that I wondered if I might not have stuffed a C6-5 into her by mistake? Pulled out the spent motor and sure enough there its was printed clearly on the casing: C6-5. Oooops. At least the story had a happy ending.
So I've decided to upscale it to a BT-80 bird: code name XL-Lander. The plan is to fly it on E or F motors.
So here's a pic of the completed bird I'm upscaling.
Last edited by Bone Daddy; 1st June 2010 at 04:10 AM.
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