Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Here's the re-build, ready to fly. I decided to use a streamer instead of a 'chute. The streamer is 120' of caution tape with a thin strip of duct tape to beef up the attachment point. I didn't look up the rules of thumb for streamers to see if this length is overkill. This verion is lighter than the original but probably heavier than necessary since it is unclear what caused the skywriting on the first flight of the original. Other people have flown them with no nose weight other than a pointy cone.