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Old 06-01-2012, 04:55 AM   #1
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Well, finally got a halfway decent day with slow wind, so me and #1 Son went on down to the soccer field to put up the little P47, and for the most part, the flight went off without a hitch. I say for the most part because while it was a successful flight (flew it for about 7 or 8 minutes), that little plane, to say the least, is twitchy like you read about. All 4 hand launches were textbook...couldn't have been better, and after a few minutes I got the hang of not over-controlling the plane because it was so responsive...thinking it could use a tad bit of nose weight, maybe glue a nickel in the nose or something along those lines. Sonny Boy did shoot some video, but he was jumping around so much you can maybe see about 3 seconds of the plane flying in a 5 minute video, if we can get another good day tomorrow, we'll most likely go to the soccer field again...maybe bring along Wifey's Helicopter this time and try to shoot a steadier video.

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Thanks! Yeah, those little micros don't do very well in anything over a 5 mph wind without jumping all over the place...rekon at some point I'll have to get used to flying in wind, although the big P47 shouldn't be NEARLY at the mercy of the wind than the micro is. Finally got the patch cord for the big batteries yesterday, so those are all set to go, have so much time on the Simulator I can fly just about every propeller plane in it except the 3D ones, and even a few of those as long as I just fly them, and try not to get too carried away...after all these years it's STILL big fun!

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