23 December 2019 at 16:54 #4153
Great conditions early saw Ricky get his T-Rex 800E airborne followed by his large scale Hi-Wing (Cub style) plane.
Whilst the chopper flight went great the same could not be said for the plane which came down a lot harder than it went up when the wiring to one aileron failed.
Ricky wasn’t the only one to taste Terra Firma today, I managed to plant the old Steam Punk Flyer rather solidly when testing out the functions of a new AutoPilot . Auto heading & altitude hold doesn’t work well when you are gliding below stall speed. Oh well dems da breaks.
Duty called Kermit & he had to leave early but still managed several flights with his repaired Tundra and apart from losing a wheel (which we found) all went without incident. Mental Note Kermie ALWAYS TIGHTEN YOUR NUTS after you’ve been playing with them !!
Ian, whilst hoping to give the old SPF a spin, before I put an end to that, never the less did have a couple of uneventful flights with his Bix 3.
Gerald had a early flight with his TrainStar but found the going a bit tough as the wind picked up later in the morning so he & Ricky had a play with their Mavic Pro’s instead.
I was hoping to get the new FMS Fox 2.2m glider in the air today but when doing a pre-flight check, noticed an intermittent wiring malfunction, knowing that a couple of the leads between the receiver & the stabiliser were rather short & tight, I erred on the side of caution & flew the mighty Bix II Predator Sport instead.
A quick lunchtime BBQ & chin-wag finished off the day.
All in all a good day (perhaps not for Ricky) and a nice lead into Christmas.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from everyone @ RCToysTasmania.
23 December 2019 at 17:08 #4154
Good vid Mike,stripped covering off the worst wing and the damage isn,t too bad .
Fuselage is relatively undamaged,only engine box.Acouple of wet windy days and
she,ll be good to go again
Merry Christmas to everyone
23 December 2019 at 17:53 #4155
Glad to hear that Ricky, I know it happens to the best of pilots and always looks worse when it first happens.
I think the old Steam Punk Flyer will also go back together again if only to finish testing that bloody T1000FS auto pilot. I’m just re printing a new motor mount and the rest of it is just a bit of glue & reinforcing tape.
23 December 2019 at 18:19 #4156
Glad there wasn’t too much damage Ricky. Looked impressive when you did have control.
Here’s my video of the day. (with music for Ross)
23 December 2019 at 19:34 #4157
Another nice one Gerald, I didn’t realise just how overcast the day was but the Mavic footage sure shows it up.
23 December 2019 at 19:51 #4158
Thanks Mike, it surprised me as well when I watched the video.
23 December 2019 at 20:50 #4159
FIRST OF ALL UNCLE G …I LOVED THE MUSIC as always top video ta im just waiting for the day our beloved el president puts a camera on his planes THEN YOU WILL SEE COMPETITION they may be very very short films but interesting all the same Ricky’s love child was once again showing us the art of flying inverted / stall/ spins and the one I love to watch vertical horizontal flight I don’t know if that’s the right words but flys it like his dads chopper something I nearly perfected on todays flight but the donk didn’t have enough power where others though I was going to crash ha ha all part of the top gun flight training there folks along with landing with out a wheel nothing to it my TOP GUN FLIGHT SCHOOL school trains for emergency’s like these EASY PECIE my thanks to predator today and other days where my aircraft needed attention and a special ta for the rescue of my wheel I never saw it fall off his hearing is off but his eye sight is still sharp The fear of losing control of the flight line brought out our beloved leader today to strengthen his control over the flight line members as he flew today no grumbles were heard but honestly who would grumble at such a lovely leader as our own last week I said no talking to the skinny one until he put some weight on (RICKY ) and today we were talking to him as he did comply WELL DONE soon dear boy you will be just like us PERFECT my bestest mate cobber MR moose couldn’t be with us today and sadly missed bad angel did arrive but with out aircraft but with a little red haired boy he found on the road plus no camera I did notice a deep conservation going on with uncle g about how to import music into his videos SO may the force be with you lot and keep safe cheers
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