Since I’ve had the Decathlon it has never really flown “right” for one reason or another, had to rebuild the motor mount twice, fix the battery bay, In the end the wing support struts gave up, and as that would mean stripping all the covering off the wings to fix I though why not fly it in the 30mph gusts we were expecting and if it crashes then we can just have a good laugh about it, long as no-one gets hurt it’s all good.
The plane takes off as normal, and to my amazement actually handles the wind beautifully…. I just couldn’t believe it, it was flying great in the wind.
So Mr Chris and I came up with the idea of sticking the FPV gear on it, “What could possibly go wrong?”
Well I’ll tell you, when you get blown sideways it gives you the impression your turning…
And then you get too far away for anyone to help and you crash, so we had to go on a long walk, many thanks to all those that helped, you were great chaps 🙂
How far away did it end up? well…
Quite a way, the white arrow is roughly where the strip is, and the red dot where the plane was found.
And how did the plane look when it got back?
At least most of the electrics were in one piece.
Despite everything it was still a great days flying, loads of fun, and now we have some kindling to try out the log burner 🙂