Boy is it hot!
A Bunch of us braved flying last Sunday anyway.
Here is another Tiger Tail Tale from a wing walker perspective.
Here is a somewhat long and shaky video of some of Sundays action.
It is shot by the tiny Mobius camera that I usually mount on aircraft for onboard footage.
Most of the video is about Jeff's maiden flight of Carltons YouCanDo. Jeff did a fantastic job bringing it back down with one wildly fluttering servo on the right aileron, it was quite dramatic.
Not the best quality video or audio, but fun to watch and listen to IMHO.
So here is a video shot from a wing walkers perspective on the Waco of the ribbon cutting ceremony from the photo above,
all it takes is a spin after a vertical snap roll.
It is amazing the wing walker hung on and held onto the camera so well through some of those maneuvers, I even tried to shake her off with that bouncy landing.
It was great day Sunday the 8th. Lots of visitors and Dozens of flights.
It is definitely summer see how brown the grass is, but this is a great time to fly.
Hope to see you all out there soon.
Next Sunday the 15th of July is planned as the July meeting and Fun Fly.
Then on July the 18th Don and I will be teaching a STEM class for SAU9,
we are building Sparrow planes in the morning at Fryeburg Airport
and then the 15 students will be transported to Hubble Field to fly them in the Afternoon.
So the field will be very busy in the afternoon that Wednesday.
Video from a tail heavy flight with the Tigermoth.
I put the Mobius cam on the horizontal stabilizer and it really shifted the CG on this generally benign biplane.
I should have known the handling would be different.
I had fun chasing Don around for a while, as long as the speed was up it flew pretty well, just really needed nose down all the time.
After Don landed I goofed around a bit. And then did a low slow pass at the runway, I then realized I may have a problem here. It took full elevator down to stay level at just above stall speed. I did a test stall, yep the left wing dropped quickly.
First approach went pretty well a few S turns to loose altitude with speed up. Then just as I thought I had it I was pushed sideways by a gust and had to go around. I thought this is going to be intense as I had to keep blipping the throttle to get the nose down.
You have to watch the whole video or cheat and just watch the end to see if I crash and burn or pull it off.
I love this Tiger, never a dull moment flying RC, that is probably why we do it.
The next time I will add weight in the cowling when I tail mount a camera on a light model again, most models like the P51 could care less about a measly few oz in the back, the Tiger not so much.
If you are wondering how this hot summer is treating our field and the farmers crops,
check out this FPV video from Sunday the 8th July.
The Swift River is very dry as can be seen in the video.
Flying the OpTerra FPV with Don as safety pilot.