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FIZZEL FAZZEL
FIZZEL FAZZEL

            

FIZZEL FAZZEL
Wing span: 17 Inches
Designed By: Bob Walters
Description: Fizzel Fazzel is straightforward to build and is described by Mark Petrovich as a "lady of the air". Here's the account of a "fantastic flight" Mark made in March 2003, using a Jet-X 50 motor, which he managed to fire on his third attempt:

"I was on the top of a hill about 8 feet above the field elevation. The model flew away from me and never descended. It climbed true and hesitated for a second about 50 feet away from me. It then got a second wind, pellet two no doubt, and continued climbing away. It turned a slow arc to the right and seemed to slow down a bit. Then the model lurched forwards more and I heard the mild report as the third pellet began burning.

"With heart racing, I watched as the model continued to turn right and climb upwards. Progress forwards slowed a bit into the wind until the model, its fuel exhausted, settled into a glide. It had reached an estimated 40 feet above the point of launch and had executed a 360 degree turn with an arc radius of about 30 feet. It continued to glide until it ran into some trees about 30 feet up whereupon the wing was violently disengaged from the fuselage. The fuselage fell independently all the way to the ground and the wing tumbled through the trees to rest in some leaves.

"I walked about 400 feet through mud, across an embankment and found all three parts. The fin had been torn off in the fall so I carried a total of four pieces to the car. Ecstatic, I called my son, who thinks that flying things are my drug addiction, and told him the news of this fantastic flight."
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