Sunday, March 8, 2009

22 Landings in 22 Minutes

Flight Date: 08March2009

Equipment: (Super Cub 2.1 – Ailerons – LiPo Battery)
WX: ~5-10 mph, Temp ~30 F
Ground Conditions: 1-2 inches hard snow
Field: (#1 / #2 Field)

Flight Summary

Flight 1 (19 minutes)

I had made some trim adjustments on the Ailerons. The plane is now flying straight with minimal trim from the TX.

3 Landings

Flight 2 (22 minutes)

I flew SC 2.1 at field number 2. This field seems to get a

lot less foot traffic this time of year. The snow has hard packed and smooth making a good surface to practice landings. I made 22 good landings. A couple ended in nose down but they where all low impact landings. This was good practice with the new ailerons.

I am really enjoying the control with ailerons. SC2.1 is slig

htly more challenging to than the 2.0 configuration (stock wing) and more dynamic control. Its possible to turn around in much less space now!

22 Landings

Things I learned from these flights
If you have to choose, trim the wing tip side of the aileron to the wing so that it is flush with the wing. The Left Ailerons' on the SC2.1 is a little warped- not possible to trim both sides flush with the wing. In the below picture it is a little difficult to see but the right side of the aileron is a little above the top of the wing surface- not ideal but working. Previously, the side closer to the wing tip was below the bottom of the wing at center stick.


SC 1.0 Cumulative Flights: 15
SC 2.0 Cumulative Flights:
Total: 28
Cumulative Hrs: 6.6
successful Landings: 63
SC Maintenance / Repairs* ~$51

*Cost to replace items broken in flight

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