Originally Posted by AEAJR
How about an update. Have you flown again?
Sure thing, in fact I flew it tonight. Just me. A storm was slowly coming in from the West, but it was pretty still with a gentle southerly blowing in from the sea.
I have a great spot, a bluff near the road, the looks out over the lakes and the sea beyond. I'm up to maybe my 4th flight. So still early days, but I'm loving it. It's such a great feeling watching it soar.
I like to power it up high, and then cut the throttle and see how long I can thermal it around, catching the southerly breeze. A few birds take umbrage to it's path, and intercept it midflight. No harm done though.
I found a new way of landing it tonight, previously I'd tried to get it down on a flat bit of land near the lake edge, this time I soared it slowly in towards the bluff I was standing on, cut the power, and flared just before the grass and landed it on the slope beneath me. The hill actually makes a better softer landing pad than the flat land beneath.
I've bought a GoPro, so maybe tomorrow I'll try to make a mount for it to fit in the Bixler cockpit...
Thanks for allowing me to share!