Wow what a great day. Did manage to get 2 drones in the air. Only one or two crashes and no prop changes. Did say last pack and had a mini disaster at the end (plugged xt30 in backwards and set fire to the new tinyape) but meh … f it. Awesome.
Also had fireworks and flares! Fun to fly through that!
Great to see @Jon-Denise there and improving Jon’s skills (when he eventually took off) and @benb1202 flew his first plane, bought a plane for cheap (he may mention the price and bargain a few 100 times) and flew and landed better than all of the other plane pilots there.
Did lots of inverted yaws and yeah a great day. FPV plane and drone guys get there. Search them on Facebook. Not too far from macclesfield on a farmer’s field. Every Sunday during summer other than 3rd Sunday. Good times. BBQ next week.
We had a great time, people were knowledgeable very friendly & helpful. Great site, planes gliders & drones of all shapes & sizes james even flew our tinyhawk 2 awesome made it look so easy, but we did manage a short flight on acro trainer before a bush jumped out and grabbed it. LOL, great fun thanks to all, especially @gunja99 for the invite we will definitely be going back. Thanks again. Jon&Denise
hahah you don’t need facebook, can post location ( bit of a pain to find as just a gate into a farmers field). Look up Google Maps for location (it’s a clay pigeon shooting place every 3rd Sunday, when we don’t fly). So it’s 10 till (well left after 6 today) all decent weather sundays. Can fly from back of car (or motorbike if you’re J&D!), think BBQ’s gonna start, there’s even portaloo’s. Yeah it’s not ideal being hilly for race courses. I’ve been 4 or 5 times now, know @benb1202 been at least twice, and @yith been to the winter indoor whooping (not sure they’ll do it next winter), that’s in Chelford village hall. I flew my first 5inch there before lost it at Matlock last year. Very friendly as @Jon-Denise says… Right copying footage, and will try again at video editting… lol
Didn’t see any FPV planes today, but have seen FPV in the past. I’m still a drone man (LOS with a plane I just… dunno… I’ll keep at it when no wind). Also sometimes people bring their RC cars, etc. tbh there no “strict” rules… @benb1202 nearly took me head off as he doesn’t know how to check for prop direction (yeah yeah HQ put 3 of the same props in bag instead of 2CWx2CCW… whatever)… With fireworks, smoke grenades, etc… Obv. considerate plugging in.
Yeah, a little more than the capacitor I think… Lol. I got DVR footage of me picking it up and chucking it. I arm’d it, and it flew funny and flipped, then arm it again to see if spinning OK with goggles Off and then it just caught fire!
Great fun to fly it was, and was last pack… Might do a support claim!