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Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 02 Mar 2019, 17:30
by Andrew Ray
2 in stock at https://rcworld.co.uk/acatalog/Full-Bod ... N4566.html

I have a couple of these and good value for the money they are too.

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 12:37
by B Sharp
The Skylark 1V had itโ€™s maiden flight this morning. It was cold, overcast and did I mention it was COLD. The wind was out of the South West and as I arrived at the slope it was only about 5 or 6 mph, however that increased to around 12 to 14 mph as the morning progressed. I had three trimming flights which saw me adding 5 clicks of down elevator and 3 clicks of right aileron. The C/G is pretty much in the right place at 33.3% of the root chord although I might move it back slightly in future flights.
The Skylark flies very well and is not in any way difficult to control. The stall is a non-event and the speed range is nice and wide thanks no doubt to the choice of Quabeck 3.5 -14 to 12 as the wing section. The landings are easy due to the stability of the aircraft and the effectiveness of the brakes.
On the third flight I managed to bag some photos (shown below) โ€“ Tx in one hand and camera in the other. I did throw the skylark about a bit (sorry purists โ€“ itโ€™s just my nature) and it will perform loops, stall turns, chandelles and rolls (the rolls are a bit slow).
All in all the Skylark is a rather nice aeroplane and at 1/5 scale it is easy to carry up the hill.
Brian. :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 14:49
by chris williams
Well done Brian...5th scale rules!

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 15:28
by FrankS
Looks lovely, top result

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 15:30
by John Vella
Brian, well done. To do a maiden flight and take those pictures at the same time is impressive stuff. I am sure those lovely long wings will take some abuse. Just remember when rolling do not pull hard at the same time. Regards John.๐Ÿ˜

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 16:07
by Barry_Cole
Well done Brian, looks good.. What's next??

;) ;) ;) ;)

BC

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 18:00
by StephenB
Excellent! Well done on the maiden Brian and kudos for the multitasking feat of flying and snapping at the same time.

A very nice slope you have there too 8-)

Re: Slingsby T.50 Skylark 4

Posted: 08 Mar 2019, 18:23
by B Sharp
Thanks guys. To address the comments in order.
Yes Chris, 1/5 rules, especially on cost and ease of transport.
Multi tasking photography? The answer is my wife's small camera held upside down in m left hand and Tx in the right watching the plane through the LCD screen. Results - 20 odd images and only 2 usable.
Stephen, my local slope and only 10 minutes drive from my house. Not a great slope by any means but a fabby view.
Thanks Barry. F86!
Brian. ;)