Save Of The Day
I was flying my Hobbico Mark III trainer yesterday with a aggrevating 45 degree semi crosswind at 10 mph. Landings were giving me fits with the wind kicking up each time I was on final, landing right to leftt on an east/west runwayl. The approach and actual touchdowns went good but the wind was getting under my right wing and tipping the plane up (right wing up) once on the runwayeven with me applying right aileron on roll out. On my last landing, the wing kicked up once again and the plane was on only the left main wheel and rolling right towards me, gaining speed,while I was standing in the flying station cage. To no avail, I was trying to correct this with right aileron and right rudder. As the plane rolled right in front of me inthe cage, I stuck the transmitter antenna to the ground right in front of the right wing, spinning the airplane around to a complete stop! Had I not done that, the plane would have hit the next flying station cage to my left. I couldn't believe I thought that quickly to do that. It was crazy! That was the last flight of the day, still need to check my TX antenna!