Walt shared the following report:
I finally got the opportunity to fly the Topaz last Sunday. What a great airplane! It launches straight, turns tight, climbs in the lightest thermal, and looks majestic in the air. On its second launch, I flew it for 18 minutes and then landed on the tape for 94 landing points.
Now that I have an airplane to fly, I guess I should register for the SKSS ESL contest next June. Heck, I might even be able to take the Novice trophy with this airplane.