After waiting a few days for my schedule and the weather to cooperate, I got out to the field around 1:00PM. Across the way I spotted a Boeing V-22 Osprey and it commenced starting making a near vertical liftoff!
|Coming in from the west for a landing|
I brought out my recently refurbished Tower Uproar 40 that I bought from Cloyce a few meetings ago. It was time to give it a test flight. I put on a MDS 46 that I've had for almost a dozen years and I've had mixed results with. But it seems to be running more reliably now since I re-tuned it and added a "hot" glow plug. I also added an Assan 2.4 Ghz receiver which I can control from my Hitec transmitter.
|All ready to go, Uproar 40|
The MDS died on the first takeoff and ended up in the weeds at the east end of the runway. No damage done so I restarted the engine and got in a good 6 minute flight which I followed with another 6 1/2 minute flight. On the third flight I was trying touch-and-go landings when I pancaked it in, bent the landing gear and broke the prop. When I got it back to the shop it took just a couple of minutes to bend the l.g. wire back in shape and add a new prop.
The MDS 46 is more power than needed and I have some 36 size engines that I may try on it. I like the way it handles and the convenience of having a plane that fits in my little Chevy Aveo without having to take the wing off.