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Old 09-26-2007, 10:38 PM
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I got a Hobby Zone- Super Cub

As I got out of my car I thought it might be too windy, an hour earlier it was perfect, however i had left my battery at home and I went home and came back. The wind died down a bit and I figured I would put it up and see how it flew. I went to the middle of the field and brought the motor up and hand launched it. It flew beautifully for about3-5 min doing ALMOST everything I asked it to. I was turning it around to try to bring it further past me and right when I turned the plane started to dip down, a gust of wind came up and it plummeted straight to the ground, breaking the wing in half. Although short lived before my first crash, I got some 5 min epoxy glued the wing back together and she is good as new! Can't wait to get her back in the air!
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:03 AM
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Great!
 
Old 09-29-2007, 05:26 AM
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Hey your doing great, my maiden flights are often 15 seconds...

Each flight mentally recall what happened prior to difficulty, then make the adjustments, example next flight keep it abit higher for recovery, when it does come in for landing have it out aways and come in straight or perhaps zig zag pattern to lessen elevation, don't do any turns at low elevation and land against the wind, but most importantly keep flying...BEST
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