|Scout Last Seen Floating|
Another rubber model, the Guillow’s PC-6 Porter was tried with the new winding equipment and it flew well also. It was getting rather dark but it was so still, I had to try the Scout CLG model that I carry in my car. To start with it had too much turn and would spiral into the ground; I tweaked the rear edge of the vertical fin the tiniest amount and now it was gliding in the opposite direction in a very large circle. The glide was amazing, so slow and long.
Should have increased the turn or called it quits but I had to try one more flight. Up it goes; perfect transition and then it just glides and glides and glides. Oh no, it is getting close to the pond. Sure enough it lands in the middle of the pond. As quick as possible I pack up my stuff and go to get my fishing pole from my house a mile away. Come back but it is getting dark by now. I casted and casted but could not reach it, so run around to the other side. Still not able to snag on to it, but now my line is tangled on the pole. With much trouble I break off the line and tie a stick on, but that is way too heavy. It is really getting dark now so I give up.
|P30 on New Stand|
According to the forecast the wind was going to increase during the night in a direction that should bring it in to the close shore. I decided I would go over there before work and it should have drifted into the shore. The wind had come up and it was starting to drizzle but after walking the entire perimeter of the pond there was no sighting of the glider.
|No Sign of Scout in the Morning|
Stan Buddenbohm created a really simple to build glider in the Scout, I have the plans and could easily build another. I think the glider really needs a dt system as it flies so well. How I didn’t lose the glider one other time as it was circling in a thermal I will never know.