Getting ready in the sun:
And let's jump right in to the fist flight of the day:
Pretty pictures, right? Only getting better! By the way, did anyone catch the barrel roll near the end?
The plane was quite nose heavy, which made it difficult to keep it the air, so right after take off it was decided to land at the end of first circle. Would you know, right at the end there was some more wind and for a second I didn't know if it was flying up or down, away or not. Yes, that's when the barrel roll happened.
Luckily the plane landed and after some weight redistribution and some elevator trimming was ready to try again:
Still a bit nose heavy, but much more manageable this time around.
Three laps for fun and science. And for fun, attention should be given to the last lap before landing. It takes "ages" to fly far away enough, but only seconds to fly back, causing quite a speedy landing. The answerer to this mystery is wind (flying against the wind = slow, flying with the wind = fast).
And to top it off, another pivot at the end. Turns out the landing gear takes a bit more force then expected. The first landing bent the gear in to the foam of the plane where the home made plastic mount ended and the second landing flipped over on loose gear.
Still some kinks to work out, so back to work then.