Archive for June, 2011
I was going to go out Sunday morning to fly and possibly try to get my son on the buddy box but the battery in the slave transmitter was not holding enough of a charge to work as a buddy box so we didn't go out. I decided to cycle the battery a few times and it seems to be working o.k. for now. After about an hour the low batt warning starts beeping so I think it will work for now. After several hours of heavy rain and thunder storms the weather started to clear up so I started charging some batteries for the electric planes. I was ready to do a maiden on the Mountain Models Flashback that I picked up at an estate sale with some other planes and was taking out my Lancair and my little clipped wing Cub. The Flashback flew fantastic and it was the first time I have ever flown a pattern style aircraft. I think the battery is a little too heavy for it though so I may use a smaller one next time. Next I flew the Cub. As I was coming in to do a touch and go I tip stalled it, not enough power and too much elevator and down she went onto the asphalt. It cracked the wing tip and the fuselage and broke the right half of the elevator. She's almost repaired now so hope to do a remaiden soon. Here are a couple of pics of the Flashback and a couple of pics of the damage.