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Old Feb 02, 2008, 12:06 PM
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E-Starter Maiden Flight

Ok, got antsy to fly so I went out anyway.

Little windy. Maybe 10 mph but figured what the heck. As long as my electronics survive we are talking $35 for a new plane which I don't mind building.

To make a long story short:

Gust of wind

Plane hard to handle

Rammed it right into the top of a fence

Good stuff!

Off to the hobby shop to find a piece of foam to replace one bad part but overall all back together and ready to go again.
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Old Feb 02, 2008, 12:29 PM
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Normal packing foam will work too. Check if anyone has bought a new TV or DVD player or something.
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Old Feb 02, 2008, 04:16 PM
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If you didn't bring it home in a garbage bag, it was a successful flight, IMO. Congrats.

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Old Feb 02, 2008, 10:15 PM
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For first flights or windy days, find a huge field with no trees, fences, etc. Then after you get the hang of it, a smaller area is fine.
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 12:29 PM
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E-Starter+fence-trashbag= unsuccessful crash landing
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 02:24 PM
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Fence 1
E Starter 0
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Old Feb 03, 2008, 03:58 PM
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Yup, the E-Starter is a tough plane and loads of fun to fly, too! Congrats on a pretty-much successful maiden.
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