It has been a while but I am back at it . I made my first video the other day and with the help of Rainer Keller and Chris Anderson I finally figured out the path to post it on here to show you guys.
I Got a Midland XTC200 personal action cam strapped it to my Radian Pro and went flying . At my place on the farm there is a 150 foot cliff down to Lake Erie . The wind was blowing 30 knots up over the cliff. (when you are eager to try something new, sometimes reason takes the back seat !) I launched the plane, about 100 feet up it caught the wind shear and was immediately blown 1/4 mile down wind."It was a Hand full"and I managed to land OK right side up.
Some of you guys might be wondering how my scratch built Aluminum air plane with the 32 EDF turned out ? I assembled all the pieces and hung it from a rafter in the barn with the tail down and the nose up at full power it barely" hoovers " not The performance I am looking for I want it to be able to climb straight up from stationary at half throttle . The Battery is way heavier than I had anticipated . (all you experienced guys can say " Ha Ha I told You so!") My options are get a second EDF(make the same mistake twice) a Gas turbine or a 50cc Gas propeller engine . Meanwhile my radian pro is starting to show it's age I bought a Multiplex Easy Star a while back (box of foam) The radian is still flying down the road I am going to "Morph" The radian pro into the Multiplex It is going to have an aluminum "Spine down the center joining the two haves together . You guys have a Great day!