Thursday, July 15, 2010

Solo launch report - FLICS and Q E-Z edition - redux

Location: my driveway
Weather: hot and humid
Total flights: Today - 4; YTD - 59
Total motors: Today - 4; YTD - 73
  1.  The first flight of the Q E-Z Monocopter saw it head right into the bush adjacent to the pad.
  2. The second flight saw it rise to a foot or so as it translate about 6'.  When I recovered it, it noticed the wing was gone.  It was about 12' away in the other direction.  I think this project is retired.
  3. I flew my Quest plastic brick saucer to about 12'.
  4. The FLICS had the same flight profile as before.   Must have been off-center thrust as there was almost no wind.  Lost.  I have two more and will build the other even if they are throw away flights.