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Old 09-09-2009, 06:26 PM
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Hi All,

My name is Todd and I'm new to rc flight. I bought an Electric Super Club(by HobbyZone) from a local supplier. I then did research on it and was pleasently happy that he sold me a decent plane at a decent price. So I waited all weekend for the wind to die down, and did a little lurking here.

Well I did not listen to you and went out this afternoon and flew solo for my first flight. I stayed in the air for about 10 minutes and then crashed. lol. I only put a few indents in the outside of the wing and broke the prop. I changed the prop and charging the batt and want to go out again ASAP.

The wind still wasn't great but I could not wait any longer. That mayhave help my first crash but I'm sure it was due to dumb thumbs. lol.
I will try to post a vid. of my next flight.

Regards, Todd.
Old 09-10-2009, 11:34 AM
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Default RE: Noob with super club HZ

Todd,

Welcome to RC Flying.

One of the most important rules for beginners is to fly when there is virtually no wind. This is not merely a suggestion, its considered a rule and for good reason, as you have already discovered. The best time to fly is early in the morning, during the first hour after sunrise. The second best time is late in the day, during the last hour before sunset. These are the times that the wind is at its lowest.

Read and study the following:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18

Good luck and keep us informed of your progress.
Old 09-10-2009, 02:00 PM
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Also, a few things to remember. Since the Super Cub is a very light airplane, it is imperitave that you head it directly into the wind on takeoff and landing until you have several flights under your belt. If you try to take off or land in even a light crosswind as a beginner, you will have a hard time, as the wind tends to push the plane to one side. A new pilot might not be able to make the slight corrections needed, as all of your concentration will be on keeping the plane in one piece.
Also, don't get too aggressive with the elevator on takeoff, let the plane come up on it's own. Too much elevator, and it will have a tendency to want to roll or stall. Once you are off the ground, get as much altitude as you can quickly. The higher you are, the more time you have for corrections if the plane gets out of control.
Hope this helps, and happy flying.
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Thanks for the info and welcomes. Flew again and crash landed. This time with little to no damage. Took some pics but don't have time to figure out how to upload right now.

Anyhow I managed to stay in the air for about five minutes. Still too windy and had a heck of a time. Scared as Sheet, I had had to get it down. LOL. Will get it up again soon.

Cheers
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