A break in the bad weather, means an opportunity to maiden a new FliteTest swappable plane!

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!

Building FliteTest Foamies Helps Pass the Weary Winter Days

Well, with the winter setting in and the weather not being good enough for flying very often, I tried my hand at building some of the Flite Test foamboard planes. These went together very well. I hope they fly as good as they look! And to find out how to make these FliteTest planes, visit their website FliteTest.com


Will spring ever get here!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spring-flowersWell, here I am  again at another weekend. A weekend that I had hoped would be warmer, dryer, and with little wind. Oh well, the wind is minimal…..so looks like I got one out of three of my wishes. Still, it’s kinda hard to even remotely think about going to the field with it still being so cold. And the idea of slipping and sliding through the snowy slush isn’t too appealing. I guess I’ll work on the website a bit today in the nice warmth of my home.

I know it may be wishing my life away……but I can’t wait for spring to finally arrive!!!!