Monday, January 29, 2007

Gusty winds

Discus had a nose dive and the canopy cracked. Dam, heart feel pain. Beautiful scale glider now dont look so nice anymore. The winds were very strong n gusty last sunday even with rain coming on and off. After waiting out 2 rounds of rain, took out the discus to give it a go. Flew it only for a few rounds before the storm clouds came in again. The rain came in fast n furious, everyone was rushing to land. I was bringing her to go around for landing when a big gust came n tip her over. She was too low a height to recover, crashed nose in from about a meter height.
Canopy took all the damage, rudder tray dislodged and a few hairline cracks at the back of the fuse. Superficial damage but haiz, just dont feel so nice anymore. I enquired for a new canopy today from soaringusa ,it cost 35USD!, with shipping will prob cost around 50USD. Hmm dun think its worth it. Will just try my best to repair n fly. Cant really see the repair from far, but you guys know, it just dont feel the same. LoL. This is considered nothing to one of the bro's 3.2 meter thermal glider. It nose dived from around 7-8 meters height n went full speed into the ground. No control prob due to battery failure. Man i feel heart pain for him. Well just one of those days...

2 comments:

CKS said...

ouch!

RandomTask said...

man, I feel for you. My bug did the same "nose-dive" thingy cos the batt got disconnected in flight. Now not so nice... :(