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Archive for February, 2013
Posted by BD Murdock | Feb 26, 2013 @ 07:33 AM | 5,919 Views
I've tried a fixed wing once. Very simple Airhogs Hawkeye plane. It worked for about 10 minutes then just stopped. It was a present from my daughters so it was a bit disappointing, mostly to them. I took it back for a refund and spent it on a V929. Have never looked at any fixed wing seriously since. Just seems too boring to me. I do like the look of some of the scale stuff, WWII fighters especially and some of the jets are pretty cool. Problem is airspace. With my quads, I can fly in a bedroom if I want to or just outside off of the front porch. A plane of any size requires take-off and landing room. I learned to fly on helis then kinda moved to quads. Planes just don't do it for me. Maybe if I tried something small from the Parkzone ultra micro series. The Night Vapor looks kinda interesting, so does the P-51. I dunno, you guys that fly fixed wings chime in and tell me what I'm missing.
Posted by BD Murdock | Feb 08, 2013 @ 07:40 AM | 5,787 Views
I wasn't...I thought I was...but I wasn't.

My favorite flying thing, my V202 with really cool NAV LED's was lost due to pilot error. Plain and simple pilot error
I thought I could 'fly' it back down from the horrific south east gale that catapulted it up, up and away so fast...but I couldn't...not enough weight & not enough thrust.
Also not enough experience to know what to do as I was very rapidly losing contact and perhaps even signal with my 202. Pilots call it 'situational awareness'. Maybe my ego got in the way thinking I was still in control when I wasn't.

Cut the throttle...why didn't I just cut the throttle? I still don't know the answer but the question came to my shocked mind about 10 seconds after I realized the 202 was way up and outta sight.

The only bad thing about learning a lesson the hard way is if you don't remember it. I will remember...and build another =]