Big & Small

23.11.10: Hello all,  lots have been going on with the EggMonster recently and as for the Eggmotor well……

We’ve now got the larger 36″ prop, 5 litre fuel tank (pulse-pump fed) and now ‘on the back’ starting capability too. When the video (below) was taken we also performed a bathroom-scales thrust test and achieved 40kg (88lb) thrust.

Latest Eggmotor Design Almost Complete

Latest Eggmotor Design Almost Complete

Over Shoulder 'On-The-Back' Starting Capability

Over Shoulder 'On-The-Back' Starting Capability

Part Of The Remote Choke Control Mechanism

Part Of The Remote Choke Control Mechanism

I flew it on it’s first test flight but only a short distance. Launch seemed fairly easy (after the wing tip had sorted itself out) and I climbed quite well to about 30 feet before I realised I wasn’t climbing any more and so I took the decision to abort a circuit and land in the next field. I suspect rotor off the nearby trees caused me to fly through some sinking air. If I had turned left immediately after take-off then it could well have been a big flight. Here’s the footage taken by ‘Cloud Hoppers’ supremo, Brian ‘Turbo’ Tunnard.

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