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P-17 XL motor glider ...the bottle plane just got bigger!

Old 07-19-2022, 10:55 PM
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Greetings folks,

It's been over a year since I last posted my 'P-17 bottle plane' videos. You know how things come along and you get distracted for a while! Anyway, I finally got around to building an XL version of my P-17 and test flying it in the last couple of weeks.

I have to say, I'm loving seeing this big bird flying so gracefully and slowly. A few minor tweaks and then I'll hopefully get the chance to film it against some gorgeous cliff top backdrops here on the Isle of Wight, UK. Hope you enjoy...

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Old 07-20-2022, 01:45 AM
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That's just lovely Paul.
It's a bit like flying a helicopter, one cannot see the blades. You o.t.o.h. cannot see the fuselage
No need to stiffen (overpressure?) the fuselage in these temperatures? Same for (re)trimming?
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Old 08-10-2022, 12:05 PM
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Smile Evening flight in golden summer light

Hi Ron,

Apologies for not responding earlier! The 'see through' fuselage is very apparent in this latest video I took just a couple of evenings ago. Gorgeous evening summer light up on the downs just behind my town. Please take a look...

...and hope you enjoy the summer sound track too.
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A very relaxing video too
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