Well, in between subzero freezing weather, near tornado winds, and freaky rain downpours, we recently had a reasonably great day of weather. And although my schedule was tight, I managed to work in a quick (one hour) flying session with some other club members. I decided to maiden my most recent FliteTest scratch-build, the Old Fogey.
Still being somewhat of a newbie, I was a bit leery about this maiden flight…especially considering that there was still a slightly brisk amount of wind from time to time on the maiden flight day. But to my surprise, the Old Fogey flew beautifully!!! It needed only a very small amount of trimming before it was leisurely floating along in the sky!
I was amazed. I also felt a great sense of satisfaction in knowing that I had built this entire plane from scratch and programmed it into my DX6i all by myself (aside, of course, from the FliteTest website plans and local club member feedback).