RC Flying at Grove St Park 11/11/2009
Artie, Donovan and I met at the Grove St Park for a couple of short flights today at around 3:30pm. Artie had two good flights with his Shaft. He even caught some strong updrafts over the hot asphalt that was being paved on Grove St right by the park. I had a relaxing 16-minute flight with my 3-cannel ParkZone Super Decathlon BL, which I was able to spot-land on the basketball court. I also flew my Mini Spitfire from Phase 3 for 3-4 minutes (the small battery looses its juice after that). We helped (or at least tried to) Donovan to get this orange 2-channel pusher-prop plane up in the air. After Sunday's unsuccessful attempts, he had installed a new wing set and increased the area of the rudder surfaces. The plane flew fine for a couple seconds after a light hand-launch, but veered right sharply after it picked up some speed. I started to believe that there is something crooked on that plane that starts interfering with its straight flight at higher speeds. Anyway, Donovan should be receiving his 4-channel trainer before the weekend. Hang in there buddy!