Took the F3A out for its re-maiden flight after the bad crash on the
first maiden attempt. I was trying to fly this plane with plenty of
altitude to give me more reaction time in the event something didn't go
right, so I did "virtual zooming" via pan/cropping with Sony Vegas Movie
Studio. So, obviously, the video was lower quality when zoomed in.
can just remember, I can set my camera zoom in a bit BEFORE I fly and it
would be better quality (of course with a smaller FOV.)
Took me a while to work up the nerve to try a loop as that's when things
went wrong before. But I did and it was smooth as silk. Later I tried
another and it corkscrewed again. I about lost it but recovered it.
Then I decided very quickly it was time to LAND! ha ha... This plane
seems to need more airspeed that what I'm used to and it came in quite
hot. In fact it came in right where I was standing and I had to do a
little jig to get out of the way! heh, heh.....
But at least I got it back down in one piece this time.
Not sure what I think of this plane. So far I really do like my YAK-54
better. I should probably get an expert friend of mine to fly this one and
see what he thinks.
Pardon the shaking. This time it wasn't the heat or anything - I was