I got her about 35 feet in the air, and started to make a slow left turn as I had flattened her out. So it was in the air about 8 seconds when I lost power. No control surfaces would respond.
She fell and hit a patch of thick, soft grass with the left wing and did a half turn landing right side up. There was no visible damage.
I thought there was no way the battery could be dead after less than a minute. But I charged it full again to see if that is why I had lost the plane.
I held the plane in my hand to test it with the new fully charged battery. I hit the throttle up and down... the receiver made noises but NO response from the motor.
I checked to make sure the Prop was on properly, which it was. I pushed it in a little anyway.
I tried the same thing, I throttled to full while holding the plane. It was strange....
The motor slowly spooled up to full speed. Then, while my DX6i was sitting on the table at full throttle, the motor was cutting on and off. From full throttle to nothing. At that point I shut her off and put her back in the box.
I will be calling horizon tomorrow. I don't want to take the plane apart if there is a chance they will fix it for me. There is really nothing else I can do.
Also, as I was removing the landing gear (the way as instructed), the whole plastic gear mount came off the wing. On the other wing, the magnetic part that affixes the plastic gear cover came off.
I have not even gotten a real flight in and the plane is already falling apart. Guess I will see what Horizon can do for me. If nothing ill just resort to those "cheap" brands from now on. Not even sure I want the P-40 now. :/ It looks great, that's about the only good thing about it.