The flying monkeys got me...

Helis and fixed wing

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Rough day at the office: Field Sucks

Two flights, two ripped off landing gear. The field is major clumpy... its a soccer/lacrosse field, and its not rolled. Hopefully it will be, or there will be some twisted ankles.

That dark spot is the pothole, about 4" deep, that my plane rolled into on a beautifully executed touch-and-go rollout.  Pulse XT25e.

I kinda own this one. First flight with the Master Airscrew 13x8x3. Runs sweet and smooth as glass! But in vertical, still runs out of steam, and this time gas: the engine quit in vertical. Did it overload the prop? Engine quiet, downwind landing with looooooong approach, touched down, bounce and ripped off the gear when she came down again. Of course, she ends up in the only smooth area...

Here's what she sounded like though!

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