Wattflyer RC Network: RC Universe :: RCU Magazine :: RCU Forums :: RCU Classifieds :: RCU User Reviews :: RCU YouTube
Home Who's Online Calendar Today's Posts RealTime Post Spy Mark Forums Read
Go Back   WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > General Electric Discussions
Register Members List Wattflyer Extras Articles Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Social Groups

General Electric Discussions Talk about topics related to e-powered RC flying

Thank you for your support (hide ads)
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-21-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
DCDetector
Member
 
DCDetector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 179
View DCDetector's Gallery25
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (1)
Default Maiden flight of my P-51D and met a fellow WF'er

Although it was a bit on the windy side I felt like doing some flying so I took some planes out to my flying field. First I sent the Apprentice up for a test and was very happy with the results. The Apprentice is just such a solid predictable flier. If I had to name one of the best pieces of advice I've received it would be getting the E-Flite Apprentice 15e for a self-trainer. After my 3rd flight I was met by a fellow WattFlyer Torch. He saw the Apprentice from the road and came over to see who was flying. We talked for a bit and he saw I also had my big Lanyu Cessna 182 and Art-Tech P51D in the back of my truck. I told him I brought them just in case the wind died down, but probably wasn't going to fly them. I had yet to fly the P-51D.

After he left, and the battery on my Apprentice was too low for another flight, I decided to take the Cessna up for a fly. The wind had gone down slightly, but still some strong gusts. The flying the Cessna went off without a hitch and it flew fast and furious. As I was told before, these scale Cessna's are "not a trainer". As the sun had begun to set I felt the wind was calming and set the new P-51D on the concrete thinking I'd just test the avionics and maybe taxi a bit. Yeah right! I pointed it into the wind and in a split second decision shot the throttle to it and off it went. Made 3 or 4 passes and brought it in for a nice smooth landing.

Flew 3 planes, including a maiden and first on a low wing, in moderate wind and all going home in one piece. I had a big smile on my face all the way home.
DCDetector is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 08:34 AM   #2
BradT
Scale Nut Loves Biplanes!
 
BradT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Abbotsford,B.C.,Canada
Posts: 520
Thanked 39 Times in 39 Posts
Club: Fraser Valley RC Flyers
Awards Showcase

Outstanding Contributor Award 
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (4)
Default

Well done, DC

That sounds like a great day at the field. They won't all go this smoothly, so savor your successful flights!

Brad.
BradT is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
Don Sims
Administrator
 
Don Sims's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Near Dyer, TN
Posts: 10,403
View Don Sims's Gallery3
Thanked 344 Times in 334 Posts
Awards Showcase

WAA-08 Pilot  Globetrotter Pilot 
iTrader: (3)
Friends: (39)
Default

Sounds like a great day of flying! Congrats on the maiden and having a great time!

Take care and thanks for posting at WattFlyer!!

Don
Don Sims is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Reply

  WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > General Electric Discussions

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:39 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 WattfFlyer.com
RCU Eflight HQ

Charities we support Select: Yorkie Rescue  ::  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation



Page generated in 0.13393 seconds with 22 queries