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).
Weather permitting, a FliteTest F-22 and a FliteTest Versa Wing will be maidened over this weekend as well!