Friday, April 17, 2015

A new tail for the Needle 115



I just received an interesting info from Thuro (the designer of the popular Needle glider serie) : He designed a new horizontal tail for the Needle115. The new tail is smaller and with a similar aspect ratio than the Needle 100. Results are extremely encouraging as the N115 is now much faster and behave similarly to the N100. To remind you, the N100 is currently the fastest F3F plane in the world, holding the world record in 24.58s in Mr O hands. Personnally, I got last summer a 28.01s with it. The N115, which is larger is more suitable for F3F in normal conditions. It will be interesting to see it in action.

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