Sunday, January 27, 2008

Not my day...

You know its not your day when....

Strike one. Raptor 50 "ops i did it again on autorotation". Last flight in the morning auto landing, misjudge height pull up too late.

Strike 2. Salto madien flight less than 5mins. Horrible tip stall from 5 storey high. Tried to pull out, it went down like an arrow, no chance. Cracked fuselage, canopy , V-tail reaped off.


Strike 3. Shark fin soup anyone? After having a blast with Le fish, someone decided to have some shark fin soup. Flying wing came along sliced off the fin.

Not forgetting the hit i got on my head from a fellow sloper's balsa glider. Ouch.

0wn3d. GG NO RE THX.

7 comments:

RandomTask said...

Ouch man. All those looks painful.

Longman said...

Sorry about your Salto.

Just what happened to mine but it missed the ground by six feet.

I have given both ailerons 1mm of up to counter the tip stall and have 70% up to 30% down differential which has helped no end.


I hope you can repair it.
It is a wonderful glider once it is set up.

All the best

mazon said...

Thx Longman, will try to get it up again. First impression is its quite hard to fly, seems sluggish and likes to tip stalls easily.

Whats your C.G location?

Longman said...

The C.G is 4.5cm from the leading edge.

It does need about 15mph of wind to fly properly. It should scream about the sky.

I also have the rudder linked to the ailerons a tiny bit to keep the nose down in turns.

mazon said...

ok my c.g was around 55mm from LE. will try out your CG after repairs and hopefully it can fly properly

RandomTask said...

All the best with your repairs man. I still have your stickers...

mazon said...

will collect the stickers from you soon. they will be handy to cover up the repairs.