Maybe this'll help somebody to not get casual like I did.
I spectacularly wrecked (repairable) my Magic 3D Sunday because I
failed to percieve that the flap switch was in the "landing" position
(which in this case was preset to up flaps, down elevator) prior to
takeoff. I absentmindedly skipped that switch in the TX preflight, or
I bumped it when I put on the TX tray. Whatever.
My usual fun takeoff for this plane is to firewall the GMS .47, roll
two feet and go vertical, no problem. But this time around... let's
just say it was an interesting two or three seconds.
I now will mend my overconfident ways and prepare a switch checklist
for each model memory, to be used directly prior to take off.
19 years ago