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  • #32532
    Avatardavek
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    Just waiting on a reverse 9×6 prop and it’ll be ready for the maiden flight.

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    #33209
    Avatardavek
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    Well, such as it is, here is the maiden flight video!

    Maiden Flight

    I must own up to a bad bad landing – a very poor turn on final stuck it into the grass. The aircraft had plenty of power but I was too chicken to use it. Just as I got it in the air there were about a dozen people that arrived at the ground.

    Attached is photo of the damage. I am reprinting Fuselage #2 and #3 at least. The wires of the nose gear ripped off and the main gear struts bent, so a bit of repairs needed but nothing too bad. As long as the servos and retracts all still work that’s the main thing.

    You can see in the video I had an Eachine FPV camera/transmitter in the cockpit. The FPV signal was poor – only a dipole antenna. I will replace it with a circular antenna and maybe up the signal too from 25mW to 50mW. Also I think I’ll reposition the camera to the nose – that will also help with COG a little but more importantly give a more unobstructed view.

    Looking forward to flying this again!

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    #33211
    Avatardavek
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    Photo retry…

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    #33336
    Avatardavek
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    Repaired and ready for 2nd flight.

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    #34161
    gnt2003gnt2003
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    Nice colour scheme 🙂
    Hope you get it dialed in for the second flight, it’s fun to fly when the nerves stop!
    Great repair job too.

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