Originally Posted by Tom Harper
Hmmm..as soon as I let go it went into a loop. Not enough airspeed for control. Powell cut the throttle (kept it from hitting me in the back of the head) and it boinked into the ground. The motor mount is pinned into the plywood keel and it separated clean so repair is simple.
Looks like the problem is the low thrust line - 1.5" below chord line. That and the significant increase in thrust with the 10x6 prop. So it shouldn't be too tough to raise the motor and try again tomorrow.
Second problem is that the camera shuts off if it sits 5 minutes without taking a picture. The Lumix does not address the feature in the specification or manual and there is no menu item to turn it off. So, I'll have to rig a processor to keep it on.
Those first flight W!!!!*&^%! are why I've gone to landing gear on some planes.