Twinstar II Maiden Flight
25th August 2006
Due to bad weather on Wednesday evening I finally got to maiden my
Twinstar II today,
Here we are ready for the first flight....... She's still "virgin
John opened up the throttle and away she went.....
No "dip to get up speed" with this bird ..... straight into a climb.
John commented on how little trimming she needed, just a little "nose
down", but the elevators were very sensitive so he landed and we set up
the transmitter with dual rates and some exponential for the elevators.
She certainly likes to be in the air ! She's "Floaty Lite"
Alister remarked the glide angle was better than some gliders he's seen
I launched her again and then took the transmitter from John.....
<HUGE GRIN> Being unsure how long the battry would last I
gave the transmitter back to John for him to land her, but the LVC cut
in on one motor just as John was comming in to land.... But no
harm done by landing in the cut corn field ! So with a
fresh battery I took her up <MORE HUGE GRINS>.
Me and my Twin Star II
Now I have to paint her !
Photographer: Paul Butt
Maiden Flight Test Pilot: John Butt
Twin Star Mk II
Motors: Hacker A20-26M
Props: APC-E 7x5
Battery: Thunder Power 2100mAh
AUW: 2lb !