Dont feel bad anymore, I flew mine into the side of a barn tonight.DOH!
Earlier tonight the wind was gusting and pretty strong, and flying the E was exciting, I didnt think I would get the plane lined up for landing, yet somehow I did and landed it OK. Then flew my T-34 for my first solo flight with it. The wind was obnoxious, and I nearly lost it, I mean, lost sight of it lost it. It flew pas a tree in my line of sight, so I had to run to the other side of the house and found it and eventually got it to come back towards me, then got it around and had a decent landing.
Well I jinxed myself on the way to dinner saying, "cross my fingers i dont do something dumb and wreck it".
When we got back, the sun was below the horizon and the wind died to a whisper, so up I went with the E. I flew it about and had some fun with it, did some rolls, loops, and other goofy things, then brought it around to line up for a touch and go and from a direction towards the sun, so I could see it better, and thought I had it lined up perfectly, then it started drifting to my right, which is towards the barn, the barn on my right, the field on my left, and I got my right and left mixed up and BANG into the barn it went. Well a busted spinner, snapped the fin in half and knocked the main gear off.
The fin, took a couple pieces of packing tape, good as new, landing gear snapped right back on, and the spinner, just pulled it off and bolted the prop back on. The only thing that I still need to fix though is the wing, it twisted when it hit the wall and the rubber bands sheared into it about an inch. I need to find some foam and cut a small section out and glue in a block and shape it to match. All in all though it held together great considering the noise it made when it hit. Good thing the throttle was off when it did.
I need to figure out the left drift thing though, it seems to always drift to the left when coming in slow. I can have it lined up perfect like I did tonight but it always tends to drift off to the left. Maybe I have to trim the rudder more right. I'll try that next time I put it up.