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Flight Test Log 4

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Summary
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First flight of full-scale SVC. Hand launch, unpowered, controls fixed.

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   Test ID:  13
      Date:  2004/12/09
      Time:  18:30 (approx)
      Wind:  Calm
   Vehicle:  SVC
     Scale:  100 %

First flight of full-scale SVC. Hand launch, unpowered, controls fixed.
Upper fuselage and landing gear were not installed -- only the airframe base
was tested. Also there were no anhedral breaks in the wing. Elevons were
deflected up slightly. The structure consisted of styrofoam parts taped
together with mylar tape. Test site was behind lab facility.

Weight breakdown:

     Airframe mass:  1.24 kg
           Ballast:  0.63 kg
        Total mass:  1.87 kg

CM location was about 480 mm forward of elevon hinge line.



Postflight photo.

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Last updated 2004/12/14 FLM