New plane, new crash

Due to lots of crashes and other dangers and inconveniences involving heavy engine powered planes, I have finally decided to try my hand in electric powered planes. For the first plane I decided to start with a very popular German model Multiplex EasyStar. This is the most durable plane available in the world. Got the electronics and battery from a hobby store in Chennai.
Went for the maiden flight last Sunday at Pancard Club, Pune. The weather was good but very windy. Having no experience of how electric plane react in wind I went ahead for the maiden and the results were not good. I was not able to get the plane flying. Actually electric planes have very less power and thus are made very light and therefor difficult to fly in windy conditions. Any ways here is the video.
Camera works, sound effects and commentary by my lovely wife Sonam.

The damage:
Tail boom cracked.
Motor mount separated from fuse.
Nose cracked at two places and bent.
As the damage is only to the body, it is easily repairable. Hope to get it flying next weekend.


About Amit Singh

Software engineer; crazy about music, astronomy and radio controlled aircrafts. Big science/technology buff!
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1 Response to New plane, new crash

  1. What you’re saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I’m sure you’ll reach so many people with what you’ve got to say.

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