2017 World Championships Blog

2017 World Championships 15th October 2017

One week until we fly out!

My Dad's workshop is covered with spare parts; servos, cables, coverings, two of this, 8 of that............ I promised myself that I would not sacrifice the quality of any equipment in our efforts for Argentina. We've chosen the Mriya from Ukraine as our plane (picture below). It's beautifully made, makes weight with a 5200mah pack, and most importantly, flies really well. We had planned to have two Bruckmann Sensations tuned in but they haven't fallen into place. Richard Hirst has slaved to get them ready, but timing and relentless winter/spring winds have stalled their development. The Sensation is a project I'll return to as there are some good signs.
We're not sure whether to take two planes, as one Mriya is flying well and the other needs more trimming, its disruption is partly due to a well used gearbox starting to slowly chew itself. In the big winds we could neither hear nor feel the subtle changes of increased drag and wear. Replacement parts are in the post and should be ready for packing. We may take the second Mriya to Argentina and leave it boxed. The Mriya planes are fitted with Kontronik Pyro 600 motors, rewound by Bert Dekker, Brenner contradrive gearbox, Falcon 23" props, Jeti radio, Futaba 173s on all but the rudder which has an MKS HV1220. The rest of this week will be packing and marking off checklist items, housekeeping and a bit of flying.

Regards Shayne and John Lysaght.
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