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Old 11-24-2021, 06:20 PM   #1
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Just thought I'd share my flight experience with the Freewing Gripen.
My conversion is with an X45 in the tail, no pipe, and tank in the intake area on CG.
Simple but effective. The recommended throws turned out a bit on the high side.
I was very surprised by several things, take off from very soppy grass is NO issue, it flies fast, but also cruises at medium speed nicely, and full power is barely needed.
The grey sky and size don't make for the best visibility today, but its big enough to be on top of it.
Landing was also very stable, it sits nice and flares lovely on the recommended CG.
Since I was worried about fuel, the tank only holds 700cc, I did my flights at 4 minutes,
After checking the fuel after the flights there was 1/2 tank left !
This turned out even better than I expected, this thing is a joy to operate.
All that for a 300.- plane, fly all year on 2 gallons ....!
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Old 11-24-2021, 06:39 PM   #2
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Re: JAs 39 gripen turbine flights

Sounds great! Hope to see it fly next summer if you bring it to the Stoney Creek field.
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Yes, Peter suggested to get something to also fit in my work van, so I can fly there in my breaks !
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Very nice Hans, hope to see you out next year!
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Thanks Cy !
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