It was a late start at the flying field yesterday, I arrived at 8:30pm and managed to get a couple of packs through the 450 following the days heavy rain. Tried some controlled hovering, orientation training and some slow piro's and managed not to crash, however, hovering a box shape at a steady altitude was far more difficult than you would expect - I think I've got a bit too used to blasting across the sky.
Adrian arrived around 9pm and this was to be his first proper flight for weeks following a run of mechanical issues with his gyro and tail servo. The GA250 gyro performed admirably and the the tail was truly locked-in and should prove to be excellent once the disco legs subside and more advanced manoeuvres commence.
This was also my first chance to see the cheapy 450 pro that Adrian had brought second-hand and it looks pretty good quality. Some of the components like the servos, esc and gyro are low spec but it performs well, however, it is plagued by the drift issues previously experienced with the GY401B gyro.
Adrian's tail setup flight
And now a bit more adventerous
The evening was finished off with a few goes with Pete's plane and practising our new catch landing technique!