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Sep 15, 2020, 08:20 PM
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Maiden Flight


After many months of waiting for the weather to clear, for the release from the China-virus restrictions, and a brutal work schedule I was finally able to fly this aircraft on Labor Day, 7 September 2020.

As this was my first time flying, I chose the Valiant due to its high wing loading and reputation for being a great aircraft on which to learn. Under the supervision of Dare County RC Flyers president and flight instructor Jim Davis, I had two very successful six-minute flights. Jim actually took the aircraft on its maiden flight to ensure all was trimmed and in order. Jim never flew a Valiant before and was quite impressed with its forgiving flight characteristics and its ability to execute acrobatic maneuvers when SAFE was not engaged.

Overall, I haven't had this much fun in a long time.
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