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Old Jan 29, 2012, 05:48 PM
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After having the plane for over 2 years, I finally got it finished up and took it out for its maiden flight today! The first takeoff was ugly and all over the place, I ended up maxing out my trim which now I need to adjust before the next flight day. Plenty of power! Once I got it to cruise it flew pretty nice. A lot different than the other planes I am used to. Is it super touchy to anyone else? I have all the throws on low rate and it is super responsive! I threw in 25% AIL to RUD mix and I might go a little more on that. I have the trim on the elevator up as much as I'm allowed along with as far right as I can so I'll have to fix those before the next time. I am thinking of getting bigger tires for it as well. The first flight I flew it without and flaps to elevator mix and that was a pain! I have the mix for that spot on now and flies much better with flaps. My problem is though, I have a bad tendency to bring it in faster than I probably should. I'm just too nervous about stalling it! As far as the ESC goes, I have on major concern on that. It doesn't give much of a warning before the battery gets too low, and when it does it's "wee-wee-wee" noise, its VERY quiet! How do you guys deal with that? I did 4 landings total with the one battery. That's pretty much the whole flight report for today! Hopefully next time, it will be clear blue skies! I am including a picture and some videos (which aren't great quality). Thanks to everyone for the help, this plane is finally flying!

Me with the plane before the flight (Just in case it doesn't come back in one piece)

First Take Off

Low flyby

Second Take Off
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