Saturday, March 21, 2009

Grounded By Gusts

Flight Date: 15March2009

Equipment: (Super Cub 2.0 and 2.1 – Ailerons – LiPo Battery)
WX: ~11 mph with 23MPG gusts, Temp ~50 F
Ground Conditions: Wet Field
Field: (#1 )

Flight Summary

Flight 1 (~6 minutes) and Flight 2 (~4 min)

The winds where once again too strong for the SC to handle. It does OK up to about 15mph even 20 if it is consistent wind. The condition for these flights about 15mph with additional 10 to 20mph gusts. The aileron wing was picking up the wind like a sail and it was very difficult to control the SC.

For the 2nd flight I switched back to the stock wing thinking it might help- it didn't!

3 Landings

Things I learned from these flights
Wind above 15 mph really makes the SC difficult to fly. Both aileron and non-aileron wings where impacted severely by the gusts. Not really a new learning- rather a re-learning. (I didn't realize the gusts where at greater than 20mph until I checked weatherbug)


SC 1.0 Cumulative Flights: 15
SC 2.0 Cumulative Flights:
Total: 30
Cumulative Hrs: 6.8
successful Landings: 66
SC Maintenance / Repairs* ~$51

*Cost to replace items broken in flight

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