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Jon Wold
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Default RE: Schweighofer/Hanno Prettner Curare ARF build

We testflew it in Austria, and it snapped surprisingly well. We flew avalanches, and tried inverted snaps on top and it was very easy. Stops as crisp as I ever saw. I fly 2-meter models usually, and I expected an older design to feel... old, and not so crisp, but the Curare not only tracks nice, it has a very decent knife-edge and also flies 4-points respectably. A benefit of the snap-flaps is that you can mix downline braking if you wish, or even control-line style elevator/flap mix for extremely sharp edges.

I talked to Schweighofer in december, and the latest intel says they arrive about a month from now. Fingers crossed. Decent weather and now snow might allow me to fly this weekend. A sunny day allowed me to take a decent photo that shows off the colors. My 8-year old daughter took the photo.
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