Ok, first flight details...... of the Yellow Bee.
Assembled plane as per the video. All ok.
Went to fly it, took off perfectly then oh oh..... mustn't have trimmed it
yo-yo yo-yo yo-yo can't stop the stalls - ARRRGH!!!!
Crashed into long grass / thistle plant. No damage - phew!!
Bent the real aileron foam tab thinghamys down. Took off again. Perfect 2nd
flight. Flew for about 10 min till I noticed it wasn't climbing as
well...... perfect touchdown on the deserted road!! WOOHOO!!!
Inserted new battery I bought. Another 15min spent learning the new plane.
Wind picked up a tad had fun as it wasn't too strong, just enough to make
powering out of the slow glide into the wind quite hard without it doing a
big DIP before it picked up extra lift. Bit scarey but fun. Nice uneventful
landing except for a giant spin at the very end when one of the wheels on
the undercarriage fell off...... anyway... off home to fix that and charge
2nd day flying..... back to the new housing estate that has no homes on it
yet, just all the streets. Nice takeoff into the very slight wind. Easy.....
haven't had to fix the ailerons since I bent the foam. Still nice......
what's that in the distance?? Oh oh.....was getting close to the ground and
didn't see the wire fence newly erected there. WHAM!! One replacement wing
and tail wing now on order. Not a happy flight. Could have sworn that fence
wasn't there yesterday!!! oh well. Lesson learned.
18 years ago