Not really much to say, just read the report.
So what happened to the smaller test-bed? Did they ever get that flying?
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Actually I feel sorry for these kids, they are a long way from the big leagues and I cant see how they will make it work without a good experienced team. Chris got involved in this project a few weeks ago, helping them connecting the motors and stuff, but basically this is not helping them making this design airworthy.
And the and the expected help from ''the community'' has yet to come, and this situation is somehow uncomfortable for most of us. We are always willing to help, but it requires two steps : First, someone's has to ask and Second, be opened minded to suggestions, like discarding the winner and replacing with the second place...
I don't think this is a bunch of kids giving it there first shot straight out of school, the manufacturer (PACI?) seems like it's been around for a couple of years. I'm just really puzzled about their build and test process.
OK looks like the truth about this design is finally coming to the surface. What a relief. So when it finally gets scrapped and the next feasible design gets built instead, will the successful design finally get the prize money it deserves?
Patrick, I think the reason why the community isn't helping, is because the jig is up.
Look at this picture, and consider there is a big pusher motor stuck at the end of the tail. Even without the motor, how could it be anything but tail heavy? Any experienced RC modeller would take one look at walk away.
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