My first rc aircraft – SPAD Dozer

Here are the build pics :

Did’nt flew in the first test flight. The engine died as soon it got in air..

Here is the video of second attempt,  its maiden flight/crash

This is what happened:
Took off smoothly.
Once again tried to climb like a rocket.
I decreased the throttle and turned it around.
Took a round and pulled up as it was dangerously low.
The plane got to a great height very fast.
I panicked as I was afraid I might loose visibility.
Tried to bring her down by elevator.
(MISTAKE. Now I know that you don’t use elevator to bring down a powerful plane. Use the throttle)
Banged nose first from more than 150 feet at a very high speed.

It was very painful to let go of a beautiful plane. But it feels ok when you considering the fact that it was a prototype for collecting experience and data.

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About Amit Singh

Software engineer; crazy about music, astronomy and radio controlled aircrafts. Big science/technology buff!
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