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A miserly performance

Scrouge would be proud!

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Simon Chaddock24/11/2013 11:57:13
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My flight this morning In almost ideal conditions demonstrates the benefit of a good power to weight ratio coupled with reasonable aerodynamic efficiency.

Two climbs to about the limit of visibility for a 40" span plane.

1300ft climb

The first decent was a glide, the second a twenty turn spiral dive!

The 1500mAh 3s needed just 167mAh to fully recharge!

For a flight lasting 13:50 that means an average consumption of just 726mA (just under 3/4A) and that includes the power for the radio and servos!

Miserly or what. wink 2

Chris Barlow10/03/2014 18:21:57
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I just noticed your altitude scale goes down to minus 200 ft! surprise

Plummet10/03/2014 18:53:16
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Posted by Chris Barlow 1 on 10/03/2014 18:21:57:

I just noticed your altitude scale goes down to minus 200 ft! surprise

It's for when you hit the ground VERY hard.


Jez Harris 110/03/2014 19:00:00
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Its the number of bounces on landing that made me chuckle...


Colin Leighfield10/03/2014 19:05:50
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Reminds me of being driven along the side of Strangford Loch in N. Ireland by a proud relative showing off his new BMW 530. The Sat-Nav showed that were travelling parallel to the shore, about 1/4 mile out,where the water is about 200 ft.deep. It could have been a contingent for something, but I never have succeeded in figuring out German logic!

Which of your planes is this one Simon?

Edited By Colin Leighfield on 10/03/2014 19:06:18

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