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Another fine day for flying in Southern Tas.

We have now relocated to the old MAAA flying field (at the request of the farmer) as it is no longer (or at least very rarely) used and they are re seeding both the paddocks we normally fly from.

Everyone today was more than happy with the relocation and all enjoyed some very spirited flying with the occasional mishap.

I started the day with the iNAV equipped BumbleBee and while it still needs some very minor tweaking I am very happy with the way its flying. The telemetry available on my Jumper T16 is a real bonus and the main reason I changed to iNAV, and of course the obligatory RTH function.

Next it was time to maiden the 3 metre FMS Fox glider. First flight was only using 2x 3000mAh 3S 30C connected in series as the larger batteries had only arrived this morning and I needed to charge them first.  The 3ooo’s were fine and used around 1/3 of their capacity for the first flight of about 12 minutes.

The next 2 flights were off the 4500mAh batteries (without recharging) and once again both flights together used around 1/3 of their capacity. This plane glides magnificently and even without thermals I reckon you could stay up for around an hour on full charge if mainly gliding & just using power to get height.

Full Flaps are needed to slow the beast down for super gentle landings.  Overall very impressed but I expected to be after flying the Fox 2.32 metre glider for around 12 months.

Flight 1

Flight 2

Flight 3

Around the Field today