Houston, Is There A Problem?
F-100 was flown on a Spektrum©
DX7 system at Top Gun 2007. Prior to Top Gun the plane flew 10
flights and range tested to the satisfaction of the owner/builder
and pilot team of Paul Bagman and Mark Taylor, prior to competing
at Top Gun.
|As for a formal
evaluation, it was conducted Friday May 18th 2007 by
Larry Boulet, George Maiorana, and Willie Mc Math with the Flite-Metal
covered fuselage of George Maiorana's Top Gun winning TU4. The
fuselage wing saddle was completely covered with Flite-Metal
aluminum as were all holes in the fuselage. The fuselage was tested with its side facing transmitter,
and sitting at 45 degrees left and right to the transmitter.
recorded from these 3 receiver/antenna mounting positions. Cover
removed to permit viewing)
In this manner we would be able to see if
Flite-Metal fuselage had “any effect” on r/f
performance. Elevator and rudder were driven by the spread spectrum
system. When tested outside airframe foam block was mounted on servo
with a long arm so it could wig wag to indicate if control was
effected by distance.