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Wallace would be proud!! Its Nigels launch-o-matic for the Manta wing.

Manta Flying Wing Bungee Launch from Nigel King on Vimeo.

I know Nigel has a bigger AXI motor and fairly heavy camera on board so its needs a shove to get going. I did'nt quite realise how it worked. Maybe he will give us more of a rundown......

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Comment by Nigel King on July 20, 2010 at 4:09
Yep, with two 2200 MAH batteries, AXI 2820, Lumix LX3 Camera and a Sony Bloggie, it's coming in at a little under 2kg. 7kg pull from a 30m line. Pull is transferred through the wings to the holders finger so there is no stress on the wings during pullback. The second line ensures hook release, so no hangups.
Comment by Eye-in-the-sky on July 20, 2010 at 9:39
Well done. Are you willing to share your design? My Manta is about 1.3kg but still a devil to hand launch single-handedly. 2836 motor, 4200mAh, Sony bloggie.

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