Top Flite Beechcraft Staggerwing - Maiden Flight




Top Flite Beechcraft Staggerwing - Maiden Flight
Another rockstar pilot performance by our man Maverick.  In pretty steady winds Scotty managed to get the underpowered Staggerwing off the ice, fly a few circuits and put it down in a style best known as combat landing.  Wasn't a crash, in fact, only a bend landing gear - not bad considering the plane landed 1,290 feet from where we were standing!






Comments

Derek on 1/16/2010 11:29:02 PM wrote:
AWESOME!!!!


Derek on 1/16/2010 11:43:19 PM wrote:
Just watched it again...VERY AWESOME


Dave on 1/17/2010 3:17:47 AM wrote:
Holy crap - nerves of steel! To keep that beast airborne and relatively stable under adverse conditions (13 lbs, underpowered, maiden flight, no previous experience with how the thing flies, tail heavy, etc.) and get it safely back down (other than minor landing gear damage . . . Seriously impressive. And what a cool plane! Can't wait to see that thing in future videos.


billy on 1/17/2010 10:14:09 AM wrote:
i cant stop watching the video..great job scott.the motor is to small..u should get a bigger motor and give me that motor for the super cub...


howard on 1/17/2010 9:50:30 PM wrote:
great video next flight a bigger prop then we can add more battery to raise voltage if need be


howard on 1/17/2010 9:58:31 PM wrote:
the motor isn't too small it needs bigger prop and or higher voltage This motor can haul a 20 lb plane easily it exceeds a 1.60 glo for power. it can swing a bigger prop we started with the smallest first because I wasn't sure of the tourque effect / roll. I also put weight in right wing tip to compensate for any tourque effect also. Next flight should be better.


scott on 1/18/2010 2:18:05 AM wrote:
chip i just watched it many times on my 50'' samsung. unf&&nreal that hd you did is amazing you followed the beast not missing a second of the flight. the song come on now. HOW way cool!!! in many more ways than one.something ill truly never forget.....


Alex on 1/19/2010 4:22:01 PM wrote:
Maverick, this video clearly shows what a heroic effort it was to get that plane down in one piece. Nothing short of superb airmanship old chap! We're not worthy to be in your presence.

Ice, great job on the video as usual. The tight shots clearly showed the series of stalls the airplane experienced in its circuits. We'll credit Maverick with smooth coordinated control inputs to avoid the airplane breaking into a vicious spin and augering into the ice.





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