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.


About Amit Singh

Software engineer; crazy about music, astronomy and radio controlled aircrafts. Big science/technology buff!
This entry was posted in My Life and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s