Originally Posted by arnav
haha, thanks! What's F-27C? Is that a Striker? Funny you should say that. My buddy took out his rusted Striker to fly today (and we were the only ones at the field). It handled the wind better than the Mosa (which makes sense). I would love to see a video of someone flying an Edge-like Plane in a wind like that to see how it behaves. It is hard to imagine how you can be in a post stall environment without any momentum without being knocked over....
I wish I had video the other day. A beautiful fall day. I mowed our 200x80 grass field and flew my Tech One 1100mm Yak 54, My Dynam Peaks and the Edge with gusts to 25. They all flew fine. The Yak was the most fun since it was the lightest- into wind, hover and it backed up about 40 feet in 2 seconds! I just laughed to myself since I was all alone
The Peaks just stood still for me in harrier , hover and landed in 0 feet! The Edge took me by surprised when I gave a little power to taxi and it was 2 feet in the air! You have to remember the wind is not the enemy, turbulence from nearby trees and obstructions is what will cause the "upsets". When your model is up at 100 feet it is flying in that wind. I read somewhere, "learn to harrier and you can fly anywhere in any wind". It's true. Don't let the wind keep you from having fun. Think of our friends in the midwest, they would never fly! FLy low AND backwards!
Practice that slow flight and harriers up at altitude to get comfortable with elevators, up and down.