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SZD Cobra 17

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chris williams
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Re: SZD Cobra 17

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Now that's super-pretty...! (My favourite colour, too)

Chris Bowles
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Re: SZD Cobra 17

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Thanks Chris, it is a nice colour, but don't know if I would use it again, found out the hard way, that the base coat needs to be almost perfect, any slight change in colour shows through, no matter how much yellow you put on
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chris williams
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Re: SZD Cobra 17

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I have recently discovered that white primer is an excellent base for yellow to combat the poor opacity ;)

Chris Bowles
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Re: SZD Cobra 17

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Today managed to have a successful maiden, had the C of G well forward for the first flight, by the end of the day, had removed 280grm from the nose, back to where I thought the Cof G should be, better safe than sorry
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: SZD Cobra 17

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Well done Chris. :D
What’s next?

SedB
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Re: SZD Cobra 17

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Nice, good to hear/see he flies well!!
Looking at the forward section, gives me the feel of a glider version of the Bell X-1 :D

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Cliff Evans
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Re: SZD Cobra 17

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Well done Chris.

Chris Bowles
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Re: SZD Cobra 17

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Thanks for that, as for what's next, a rest and hopefully some flying, the Cobra was intended as a long term project, but the virus changed that, but at least
it gave me something to do during lockdown

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