slight “hunt” in level flight. I checked
the thrustline and found that I’d
inadvertently put in approximately 1° of
downthrust. I fixed that and am looking
forward to my next flight session.
The big surprise was that in a full
pattern run, it used only 1350 mAh! I
can easily drop to a Hyperion 4S 2100
mAh battery and be safe. With the
battery, the model weighs 44 ounces. It’s
going to be a fun airplane when all of the
trim bugs are worked out.
Note: In my January 2013 column, on
page 124, I incorrectly reported that Tom
Hampshire’s Gieseke Nobler was powered
using a 5S battery and it is actually
powered with a 4S LiPo battery. Thanks to
Chris B. for catching this error.
Precision Aerobatics Model Pilots Association
AMA Plans Service
115 Model Aviation MARCH 2013 www.ModelAviation.com