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Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

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Simon WS
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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

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I had some fun slope flying with a fully ballasted F3F model today but the DG maiden will have to wait a while - 28 to 40mph winds and a turbulent landing area meant there was just too much risk to try it...

Simon

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B Sharp
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Re: Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

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You were lucky that it was calm enough to fly a ballast F3f model, up here it was so windy (40 to 55) you could have flown a Dg800. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Seriously, its a good looking model Si.
Brian. :) :) :)

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Just as I expected Simon, Good call though.

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Simon WS
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Maiden success on the South Downs today!

Paul will hopefully work his magic on the video editing but we should have enough footage to make it interesting. First flight, rather nose heavy but still flew without any trim applied due to the strong lift. Second flight we mounted a Go pro camera on a wing to get some interesting shots (hopefully - I haven't seen the footage yet). Still nose heavy after removing all the removable weight I can so I'll have to start applying some weight to the tail.

Phew - it was a bit stressful because the wind was far less than predicted and the landing area is a bit challenging but all went well.

I did fast passes, loops and rolls so it does everything I need it to - albeit I think it's going to be better with a more rearward cg.

Thanks to Terry for designing it...

Simon

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A long journey Simon but well worth it I'm sure!
2 down, or up, 1 to go! :D

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Well done si . We all look forward to seeing it. ROO :D

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A huge well done Simon. I love how you've engineered everything properly and not cut any corners. It deserves to fly well and I hope will give you many hours of fun flying.

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Post by Paul W »

Here's the footage from the day... congratulations Simon, she looks superb!


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Looks good Simon, just the aerotow to go....

:geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

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Well done Simon.
I can’t see why you were worried about the maiden !! :)
Perhaps you can can give her a proper work out next time around :D :D

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