Posted by IwantaJet |
Sep 28, 2006 @ 12:07 AM | 2,453 Views
The Fun-1 crash took out the battery. I had a new one from cheapbatterypacks.com in less than 2 days - on a weekend! The new NiMH pack is an ounce lighter than the old NiCad and has about 20% more capacity. Best thing is it balances perfectly at the new c/g. I increased servo throw by moving the pushrods around and hopefully the will now have some effect. Winds are supposed to be goo tomorrow....
Flew the Fun-1 for an hour this afternoon in gusty 15-20 mph winds that kept switching direction from northish to southwestish and back. Decided the c/g is perfect. Unfortunately the wind shifted while I was on approach and I dumb thumbed it in. Damage is minimal, a couple of wing bolts and the vertical snapped off, nothing a bit of CA won't cure. Unfortunately the weight I was balancing it with came off so I'll have to try again.
Went to Soar Utah over Labor Day. Nice bunch of folks, not much wind. It finally came up on Sunday. Saw about 5 midairs in the first hour. Flew the F-80 for a bit but it was a pig in the air next to all those mouldies. I guess I need a 2M mouldie now.
Been flying the Fun-1 alot but the wind has been high and turbulent. I need a smooth afternoon to nail the cg so I can install the ballast system so I can have more fun when the wind is high.
I'm afraid the M60 might be dead. Despite repairs and moving the cg all over the place it won't fly right. Maybe I should give it up and get a new plane. Maybe that mouldie.
I'll have the Renny done soon if Hilaunch ever sends me the horns I ordered.