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« Reply #300 on: May 07, 2020, 07:03:33 PM »

OSPREY  20"   SPORTS GLIDER   Vintage Model Company laser cut kit

FLIGHT REPORT #7              WED MAY 6 2020         Post #2 of 4
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     The weather at  10:05 AM  was 46 deg F (feels like 41 deg F),  with winds blowing from the North at  12 mph, gusting to  18 mph,  and 42% humidity.

Pic #1     4909     This is where it ended up just missing the tree   Shocked  -  nice landing though.  Undecided

Pic #2     4910     Here is one (not the only one), straight into the ground.   The "crinkle /crunch" sound I kept hearing,  was the plastic of the sunroof wiggling.

Pic #3     4911     Another crash.   

     I made a whole lot of catapult launches, but it was way too windy,  so I just kept letting them go,  and hoping for the best.

Pic #4     4912    BEST PIC over head shot.

Pic #5     4913     BEST PIC #2     Softly gliding into the wind,  right by me.

Pic #6     4914     Another short flight.   I had added a little more ballast weight to the right outer wingtip,  and to the ballast box,  but it was still too windy to see if it helped or not.   It was still going hard left.

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« Reply #301 on: May 07, 2020, 07:41:17 PM »

OSPREY 20"   SPORTS GLIDER   Vintage Model Company laser cut kit

FLIGHT REPORT #7              WED MAY 6 2020        Post #3 of 4
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     There were only two  12 sec  flights,  two  8 sec, one seven sec, and the rest only four to five second flights (that is a fast flying 4 or 5 seconds).

Pic #1     4917     The wind is driving the glider down.

Pic #2     4920     I think this was the  12 sec flight,  sailing off downwind at the end of the flight.    

Pic #3     4922     Another long flight way out there,  almost down.

Pic #4     4923     The glider was trying to fly away in this wind for the pic.

Pic #5     4924     Trapper has ears have  "winglets".    Another pic of the freshly cut grass.

Pic #6     4925     Last of the Turfgrass, and flowering yellow and white trees,  updates.

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« Reply #302 on: May 07, 2020, 07:51:06 PM »

OSPREY  20"   SPORTS GLIDER   Vintage Model Company laser cut kit

FLIGHT REPORT #7              WED MAY 6 2020        Post #4 of 4
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Pic #1     4927     On the walk back home through the park in early Spring.   You can see the blob of clay weight on the right wingtip.

Pic #2     4928     And the final pic with a Magnolia tree (which has seen better days),  in bloom.

Pic #3     4934     You can see how off square the wing sits.

     The glider was always seeming to go at a much harder left turn all the time.   I think  Huh  the cause is,  in addition to a very slight left rudder,  is an uneven wing leading edge,  resulting from the leading edge "stop" being ever so slightly glued on crooked,   which makes the right wing tip more forward,  than the left wing tip.   Maybe that makes it turn even more left on a left hand circle flight?   More to think about.

    But it was good to get out, and blast the Osprey glider around, with the rubber catapult.    These Spring flying days, of low wind and high grass,  are very few.  So long for now.    Cheesy Smiley Grin   Get out and fly (if you can).

The END   of Flight Report #7   OSPREY GLIDER  Wed May 6 2020

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