For those that may care.....
Last monday (9/15) I took my Sig Kadet LT-40 out to the field for it's
maiden flight. I spend the last few months building it here and there
whenever I had a chance, and I finally finished it this week. To my suprise
it flew beautifully pretty much right off the bat. The OS .46 FX pulled it
effortlessley through the sky and I was suprised that big ole thing could
actually do loops and stuff. The only adjustment needed was to move the
linkage on the elevator control horn down a hole. But other than that it
flew well. My friend got it up in the air for me, and handed me the
controller for a while. I got 2 solid flights in before having to pack it up
and go home.
It was just awesome. I was petrified at first b/c I didn't want to crash
this plane I'd spend the last few months building, but my friend (who
doubles as my instructor) made sure everything was cool, and once I got a
feel for it all my fears seemed to dissipate (except those few moments I
forgot that when the plane is coming towards you the controls seem reversed,
but I managed to recover just about every mistake I made, and only had to
hand the controller back once). I mostly just flew in circles, but I did
manage to get a few solid figure 8's in. Next Monday I'm hoping I can even
do a take-off, but we'll see.
18 years ago