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Anyway, so that was a week ago. In the past week, we completed and flew V2, our second aircraft. V2 is almost a pound lighter than the prototype (a 20% weight reduction) and reductions in the tail mean that it doesn't have any of the CG issues which plagued the prototype. We managed two flights on Sunday despite the cold on the field. It may look sunny in the videos that follow. It was sunny, but still cold, to the degree that our flight duration on the second flight was constrained not by the plane but by the pilot's fingers getting too cold to keep flying.
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|Josh with V2, Second Flight. Click this Text for Video|
In the next week, we're going to be putting together the final competition plane, V3. Again, the construction of a third airframe is new to the team's history, and I'm looking forward to further weight trimming. We should also be able to clean up our wing and tail layups a little and get rid of some of the wrinkles we ran into on V2's wings. I have high hopes for V3, and I'm really looking forward to competition.