Solar Wind  ........  1975

We knew little about tuned pipe installations and this was an attempt to experience fast flight.  The model had only a 40" wing span with an OPS 60.  Unfortunately it was short lived, on the first flight the model continued in the bank in the final picture and was totally written off.  Richard always said there was insufficient aileron movement for the speed the model achieved, due to the lack of knowledge in tuning exhaust pipes.  Lessons were learnt quickly.  It is unfair to comment now, but dare I just wonder if the ailerons were reversed?