My plan to do some diy in the morning and go flying in the afternoon didn’t quite go to plan because it took me until 3 o’clock to get the painting done so I abandoned the mess, packed my Race M in the back of the car and headed for Kilspindie for some fresh air fun.
I had a very pleasant hour and a half zipping my Race M back and forth along the east slope in a good 25mph wind. Full ballast and lots of different style turns but can’t seem to get to grips with the EM style. Maybe I need to contact T9 for one of their £600 P3s! I wish :o(
Flying high and thermal hunting was out today because that bl**dy buzzard was not happy to see my Race M in the air!! I gave it a few scares by chasing after it but with an infinitely variable wing and full telemetry the buzzard has an advantage in those conditions. A 10mph increase in wind strength would redress the balance!!
I had to head home earlier than I planned because a nice safe landing on top (unlike the arrival in the hollow behind the slope earlier) saw the left flap servo with a stripped gear. The flaps were away on touchdown but a grassy tussock gave the flap a good thump. 15 minutes to replace when I got home (after tidying up the mess I left in the house after diy earlier!!. It is a pain that Hitec don't sell the single plastic 5085 servo gear that is the weak link and always strips and you have to buy a complete set for £11. I fitted a new servo instead!! Almost as cheap to buy an HS85MG and remove the gears.