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Old May 17, 2009, 09:45 PM
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Mike Brinker
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Maiden Success!

Yep, Here is the video:

Mikes P-47D Scratch Built RC Plane (2 min 59 sec)

The maiden flight of the P-47D took place this afternoon. Winds were variable from 5 to what seemed 20 mph. With a project that took 5 months and conditions as they were, Mark took the controls as I threw the plane. Wow, smooth flying and what a sweet sound. It was slightly nose heavy but that is fine, especially with the winds we were experiencing. Mark took the jug through some basic flight maneuvers including rolls and inverted flight. The inverted flight did show that the plane was slightly nose heavy.
It looked great in the Olive Drab Green and thank goodness for the yellow nose and tail. The flight was uneventful and big smiles were on our faces.

Apologies in advance of the video as the zoom was not working. Towards the end of the video there are a couple of closer flybys ........ Pretty sweet!

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