|Jun 10, 2012, 01:40 PM|
Summer is Here!
Well, it sure got mighty humid and hot sooner than later, however, that did not stop anyone from RC Flying including myself!
I brought the old Airfield / FMS Bf-109 and the E-Flite Hawker Hurricane 25e and they both flew spectacular!
I flew the Bf-109 for a total of 3 flights and the E-Flite Hawker Hurricane for 2 flights. The Bf-109 sure has a torque roll to the left due to it's large 15 inch 3-Bladed propeller so, you really have to be ready when she lifts off ! The Hawker Hurricane 25e by E-Flite has no such characteristics what-so-ever!
I believe David Hart would recall that the last time I flew the Airfield / FMS Bf-109 was at the Tampa Electric Fun Fly late last year and it crashed because I inadvertently selected the WRONG switch for Main Gear Retraction, I instead selected the Trainer / Bind button and the model was just too close to the ground and did not recover in time. Last Thursday, I finally made the necessary repairs! I will still continue for cosmetic work in the future. My Spektrum DX7 has the Gear Retract switch on the Left and the Generic 2.4G Radio for the Bf-109 is on the Right!
I also flew the old 6-year old Hobby-Zone Super Cub with the Stock Brushed motor in the gearbox and Park Zone Radian. The Park Zone Spitfire did not fly as I was hungry and tired by the time I came to realize that it had not flown.
I met up with the regulars and Jason Roof was there but, not one else from the EDWARDS area.
A few pictures as usual.
The Bf-109's Canopy fell off on the first take-off and I will take this opportunity to install the better Pilot that these Airfield / FMS / BlitzRC models are coming with! The Bf-109 flew open cockpit!!
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