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Old 08-02-2011, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by blackshire
The amazing thing is that the Estes Bandito isn't supposed to use the 1/2A3-4T (at 0.6 ounces, it's considered too heavy for the long delay and half-strength total impulse), yet it flew great, apparently deploying its 'chute around apogee with a decent "hang time!" That video impressed me to the point that I ordered a few Bandito kits off eBay.

Interesting about this.... the three new RTFs, for which the 1/2A3-4T IS recommended, are all heavier than that - ranging from 0.69 to 0.74 ounces. And based on the one 1/2A3-4T flight I have on the heaviest of the three - it actually is OK - at least under light wind conditions.
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