|The Mini-X and Zeta (Click to enlarge).|
|Oeuf proudly showing off (Click to enlarge).|
I also threw together one of the new Estes releases during a stormy evening a couple of weeks ago. The Double Ringer is a bit of an odd duck, featuring two cylindrical gliders that more or less glide. It too flew last Saturday and performed well on a C6-3. I wish I could say the same for Allen's Double Ringer, which was powered by a Q-Jet D16-4; the gliders did not even remotely glide, fluttering to the ground like heavy feathers. My guess is that the cylindrical gliders may be very sensitive to their weight distribution, and that a slight deviance from the instructions can make the difference between gliding or not. At least that's my current hypothesis - gliders are not my strongest suit.
|Estes Double Ringer (from catalog -|
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|My Double Ringer blasts off |
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|Estes Phantom (Click to enlarge).|
More on those in a later post.