Saturday, August 14, 2010
Barry maidens his Electric Mig.
Congratulations to Barry for a very sucessfull maiden. Refer to his report and some in flight shots.
""Gerald launched my Mig for me after repeatedly assuring me she is a dream to fly.
MY WORD was he right ! She took to the air ( in a fairly stiffish N.E. wind)and all my tension just melted away.
Immediately i could feel she was a sheep in wolf`s clothing.Some aileron trimming was needed, otherwise she was perfect !
Slow or fast there were NO nasty surprizes.I tried a roll but was flying downwind and not enough speed and i thought she would never come round, but she did and i scooped her up about 20 meters from the ground. Nervous chuckles and laughs from all of us. No more rolls after that.At least not until i`ve adjusted the aileron throws to be more, and fly faster.6 minutes later ,after a very comfortable and easy belly landing, Hi fives and handshakes all round ! What a pleasurable experience. I might just add that this plane is not for beginners.Being my first scratch build i feel pretty proud !
Here are the specs for my MIG,
All up weight : 1.8 kg ( little heavier than i would have liked, but leave that for the next one ) Turnigy Motor : C3548 1100 kv ( eq. 2826 AXI ) speed controller : 50 amp Super Simple.(card programmable) Battery : Flightmax 2200mah 3 cell
Prop : 11x6 electric ( 12X6 is recommended)
controls: aileron ,elevator ,rudder
I flew 6 mins , but 8 mins would be fine.
A 3200mah battery could be better for longer times (but more wieght of course!) Thanks again and lets not forget about Dave West !
From cloud 9