5 December 2016 - This flight was actually back in June. The last day I flew before I had surgery on my shoulder. I wasn't going to post this one, EVER, for obvious reasons. It's not exactly my finest moment to say the least.
The plane is a 60 size Aeroworks Yak 54 with an OS FS-95 four stroke in it.
You can see from my earlier videos that I can actually fly this plane but I hadn't flown it in a bit and it didn't have any expo on any of the controls.
In the time since I flew it I had added expo to the planes I was flying and got used to it. To make matters worse somehow I flubbed and my elevator servo throws were set to 150% in the radio and I didn't notice I had done that. End result... a very "interesting" takeoff.
3 December 2016 - After a nearly 6 month break this was my first flight. This is the old Hangar 9 Extra 260 27%.
Nothing spectacular flying-wise but the plane flew very well. I really do love this old plane. The skies were overcast and the plane silhouetted out several times making orientation tracking difficult at times.
The DA-50R from Desert Aircraft is running well and the canister muffler on it makes this thing about as quiet as my OS-95 four stroke.
28 May 2016 - Just a quick video clip from the short time I spent at the field today. I wanted to play with some different video software and maybe get some planes on video that weren't just mine. If anyone wants to download the stills of their planes to use as a computer wallpaper here they are.
30 April 2016 - These are just some pictures from the Spring Fly-In at the club. The weather was threatening thunderstorms but they held out at least while I was there. I can't wait for the next one. Visit the Campobello Flyers Website for more information on the club. Good flying, good planes, and great people you can't have a better day than that.
12 March 2016 - This is the first time this plane has actually flown since 2012. It was having deadstick issues in 2012 as well. Prior to that since it was first flown in 2008 it had always run like a top. I cleaned the carburetor and replaced the clunk line in the tank and thought I had the problem solved. Clearly I have not. It seems to me that it is running lean on the high end and overheating. The plane is repairable although the wheel pants are a loss as is the carbon fiber landing gear. When she's flying though she is a Beaut!
Stay tuned to see the continuing saga of this plane and it's suddenly finicky engine.