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Etienne
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20th Whisper airborne

Post by Etienne » Sat May 23, 2009 11:52 pm

I was lucky enough to witness the 20th airborne Whisper's test flight this morning... Russy's fast-build project is now officially complete and flying!
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20th Whisper airborne

Post by Etienne » Sat May 23, 2009 11:55 pm

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20th Whisper airborne

Post by Etienne » Sat May 23, 2009 11:57 pm

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Re: 20th Whisper airborne

Post by Etienne » Sat May 23, 2009 11:59 pm

But the fun didn't end there...
Here's a high-speed pass :D
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Re: 20th Whisper airborne

Post by PeterB » Tue May 26, 2009 9:14 am

Congratulations Russell on a Classic Build of Note :D

20 and counting......................... 8)

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Re: 20th Whisper airborne

Post by whisper » Wed May 27, 2009 10:39 am

the pic of the fly past is interesting....the shadow under the wing is such that you can see the wing washout clearly. Also note the downward flex of the wingtips due to the washed out tips producing a downforce. This is evident in most pics taken of gliders at high speed.

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