By some miracle, the wind and rain isn’t due until tomorrow and today is sunny and warm with only light winds. I also managed to get in eight flights this morning, which could be a record. My transmitter was showing 40 minutes use, so that’s 4×10 minute flights of the RS352. Here’s how I did it:
- Hobby Zone Champ
- Hobby Zone Mini Super Cub? White with blue trim, bigger version of the Champ with a geared motor. Rudder/elevator with throttle. The throttle is very strange as the Tx is spring loaded to return to the centre with zero throttle being in the middle. No anti-crash either. (need to look up what this aircraft actually is).
- Hubsan Q4, micro quadcopter. You know there is no wind when you can fly this outdoors
- Hobby Zone Champ (didn’t want to come down, so I ended up spinning it)
The super cub (number 2) was quite strange to fly as it didn’t have enough power. Apparently it’s supposed to use a 3S LiPo while I was flying on a 2S. Every time I used the throttle, the nose would rise, so I was constantly preventing it from stalling. Also, at low speed the small rudder didn’t have the authority to initiate a turn, so it needed some coaxing around the sky. Not exactly easy for a beginner, which is the target market for this aircraft. It’s quite fun to fly though, and could almost do a reasonable loop after some persuading from the audience, as it was their aircraft I was flying.