Flight test success!


This weekend I was blessed with some good (great) weather. Saturday morning was cold, but very calm and clear.

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My friend Tom agreed to be my test pilot for the first (well, second ;)) flight. He got it all trimmed and ready to fly. I say it was the second flight because while I was taxiing it around, I decided “what the hell” and decided to fly it… Well it didn’t end that well.

Takeoff cartwheel

Takeoff cartwheel

Looking on the bright side, the result is a testament to quality of my construction (read: luck).  The only damage was a little dirt on the wingtip.  Not too bad. 🙂

Cartwheel "damage"

Cartwheel “damage”

After that bit of excitement, I decided it would be best to let my test pilot try again 😉  This time, the plane flew quite well.

First (controlled) flight!

First (controlled) flight!

Above is one of the first moments of controlled flight for my humble plane.  I have to say, it was very exciting!

I don’t have a lot to say about the rest of the photos, Tom took most of them while I was flying (including the lovely cartwheel photos).  Enjoy them!

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Really cool reflections and refractions

Really cool reflections and refractions

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