|Even though it's a proto, it's beautifully made- simple stripe scheme for now but at least it isn't our usual 'white ghost' proto!|
It has some of the modifications from the 2m Aresti prototypes and so yes the rudder is enormous but then so is the whole plane, much bigger than you would expect for it's 108'' span. The pleasing thing though is that this prototype comes in at 2.7kg empty so reckoning on around 3.5kg ready to fly. To put this in perspective, I guess the X Models Stingray is a simlair size and aspect ratio. These are around 7kg empty! So we are really hoping for light wing performance too with the Aresti 108 someting I know a lot of acrobatic pilots have been asking for. However, there will be plenty of ballast provision with 20mm round tube in the wings and I'll be putting in 20mm tube in the fuse too. Aiming for around 2.4kg so approx 6kg fully laden. I'll guess we'll find out soon enough if this is going to be adequate!
Did I mention it's full carbon? That's all the tail surfaces too, only the front nose section is glass for 2.4 purposes.
|Yep, that's the chord!|
|Can't wait to get this flown! It's going to be a show stopper on the slopes!|
|Flap well about 25mm|
|Aileron about 20mm|
|Servo wells opened up on LHS wing, note they are angled to be at 90 degrees to the hinge line- no binding here!|