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HABICHT QUARTER SCALE

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Bovin
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Re: HABICHT QUARTER SCALE

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Very nice and an immaculate paintjob :D

Vincent

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Ray Watts
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Very nice Chris. So that was 6 weeks and 2 days. Christmas must have slowed you down a bit I guess 🤣🤣🤣
It's always calmer indoors :D

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chris williams
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Something needs to slow me down, Ray...Checking back, I've discovered that I've built seven models in just over 12 months. ;)

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chris williams
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STATS:

SCALE: 1/4
SPAN: 3.4m
WEIGHT: 15lbs
WING SECTION: HQ35/14-12
5-FUNCTION CONTROL FOR RUDDER, ELEVATOR, AILERONS, TOW RELEASE, SPOILERS

Deviations from scale: top-hinged ailerons, fuselage slightly thinned in width,
no elevator trim tab, non-scale wing section, no tailplane struts

I've not had that many opportunities to fly the Habicht, but here are my conclusions:

1: Perfectly safe at low speeds, as you would expect with this section

2: Capable of all the standard aerobatic manouvres, loops, rolls etc. (A bit untidy, but that's more than likely down to me!)

3: Capable of sustained inverted flight

The big lump of lead up front certainly goes a long way toward retaining energy during aerobatics. In common with every other Habicht I have built, you would need Big Lift on the slope, otherwise you will spend a lot of time trying to get some altitude before you can rapidly spend it. Aerotow is the better option, as you can start with plenty of height before hooning begins. Like it's bigger predecessor, such a flight will last 2 to 3 minutes.
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Mike F
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Beautiful!

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chris williams
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Also, for those who enjoy Scroll Saw Therapy, the parts are available from me in PDF form, all ready to print out in an A4 printer. (Note: always check the printout outs against the plan)

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