New SparrowHawk R

While Australia is going into winter and cross-country activity reduces, the other side of the world is finishing up the ski season and thinking about summer flying.
First flight in SparrowHawk R
This glider is the first of a new type: the SparrowHawk R. “R” is for “Racing,” as this is intended to compete in the 13.5m class at the World Championships next year (2015.)
Lining up for a landing at Bend, Oregon
So far she is still in “Phase 1″ flight test and there are a few minor issues to sort out but it’s already heaps of fun to fly. This bird is going to thermal like a swallow - incredibly manouverable.

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