Sept 4, 2007 Visitor from
Few people are better
at mooching motors than Stefan. It's one of the coolest things about
know folks all over, though, that you can frequently borrow equipment as
long as you trust either their skill or ability to cover any potential
oopses. I don't worry about either from Stefan.
He lives in Germany most of the time but works for an
American company and returns here periodically. It was a pleasure, as
always, to share are and catch up on the latest happenings in Germany.
Dr. Dave McWhinnie was able to join us for a local
Stefan flew my Snap, Dave flew my Snap, Tim flew his
Top 80 and Stefan flew David's RDM. Both Tim and I tried out Stefan's
Action wing. Nice, even at 29 m² it felt smooth and handled well. I
compared it to the power required on my Spice and they were very close.
The 22 m² Spice is hard to beat for efficiency--it required a hair less
power to fly level than the 29 m² Action. Both were a lot more efficient
than the Silex which required about 800 rpm more (8200 instead of 7400).
I wish I could have done that comparison with the Naja although I
suspect the Naja would be inbetween.