Did a "mild" cross-country flight yesterday with my new Dudek Warp 2 and here's what I learned.
The flight was 1 hour and 32 minutes.
I traveled 66 miles.
Warp 18m (110-115kg)
Vittorazi Moster 185 with a 140 prop (2.87 reduction)
Launched at 5,000 MSL
Climbed to a peak of 7,962 MSL
Right off the bat, I have to say the launch was pretty easy. I won't go as far as to say it's "stupid easy" but it's pretty easy. I'll post 6 launches and landings here in a bit.
The wing feels super solid in turbulence. It was a fairly smooth flight but I did hit some nasty stuff twice. I remember my Warp 1 would always make me a bit nervous. The Warp 2 didn't both trimmed out and trimmed in. Trimmed in it barely flinched, trimmed out it just ate it all up.
The trim range was really nice. I like the long trim because you can get a bunch of speed out of just the trim vs having to push the speed bar. I trimmed out for about 1/3 or more of the flight and was able to cruise at 50 mph (tailwind).
The little additional toggles at the base of the risers is/was SO NICE for cruising. They totally are annoying for hooking into the wing but while cruising I can just hook them with my thumb and make all the direction changes and oscillation control with ease. Totally thought I would hate them and remove them but I ended up using them for most of the flight! You can see them on the riser in my selfie!
Efficiency didn't seem to be anything "record breaking" but my motor isn't running quite right so that is probably why. I was burning about 6 liters an hour give or take. Can't say for sure what the true burn rate is since half the flight I was climbing up some mountains and the other half I was trimmed out. I'd say 6 was pretty freaking good.
Oh and yeah it was cold and no I didn't get cold! Heated gloves and a heated vest will keep you nice and warm!