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C17 Globemaster III - PSS

PSS (Power Scale Soaring) scale jets for the slope.
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Peter Balcombe
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Re: C17 Globemaster III - PSS

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Great models lads :) :)
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chris williams
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Lovely stuff...
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Andy.Meade
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Last week Bob and I saw that there was an upcoming big SW wind, so a plan was hatched to get to the Orme as early as possible to get two maidens done. I got up at 5am and made the 3 hour trip with a car full of C17, to be greeted by a 55mph SW on the top of the rock. Wow! If she doesn't fly in this, she is definitely going in the bin.

All rigged and ready (extra insulating tape to hold the engines on!), the hardy lads we'd corralled into meeting us there lofted the airframe above their heads, and gave her the heave-ho. The first launch showed some tail-heavy attributes, but nothing that couldn't be handled on trim, thankfully. A slight runaway in the dive, but not something that made me panic too much - I didn't even make any changes for the second flight.

All in all, I'm very happy with her. Quite manoeuvrable, not too fast, fairly easy to land even without touching the throttle stick for the huge flaps.

(Even though Scale Soaring decides to watermark my images, they are in fact the property of Phil Cooke, our fearless leader and great togger)
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chris williams
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Excellent, well done to you all...!
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Cliff Evans
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Great stuff!!
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Peter Balcombe
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Very well done lads 😀
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