|Uncle Sam Shortly After Launch|
|Denny Dart II|
|Uncle Sam Coming in for Landing|
The wind was gusty yesterday but I was still able to have fun flying the simple rubber powered airplanes. Part of why I like to fly these types of planes is there is not much risk if the plane crashes or flies away. The scale-type planes I normally only fly in near calm conditions normally in the evening or morning before thermal air currents are likely. Launching a simple plane into thermal air current is really kind of a thrill to see it go higher and farther than normally possible. Sometimes it flies out of sight. Competition free flight airplanes use a "dethermalizer" to bring the plane down after a set time, this is something I want to experiment with this flying season.
|Peck ROG Flew Well in the Wind|
|New Foam & Straw Plane Climbing Well|