This time I've take-off in manual mode and then switched to auto. The plane starts to fly as programmed, but wind slide it few meters away from the point. That time observers starts to panic and I (never do that again) switched to manual to turn plane back to me... That was the biggest mistake! I've should wait a bit more... Luckily, nothing was broken - plane disassembled itself into 3 pieces. 5 minutes to take it together without any glue and back to the sky!


Here is a video of it. It has few other flights I did that day.

Onboard video from MonZon on Vimeo.

After that accident I did the same mistake once - this time I could rescue the plane from tree only after 2 days =)

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Comment by Martin Szymanski on November 20, 2011 at 6:07pm

There are variables to consider. (Sometime(s) < hopefully) the plane will land in a tree.

Comment by Alex on November 21, 2011 at 1:18am

What plane are you flying? 

Comment by YureZzZ on November 21, 2011 at 4:19am

Right now I'm flying AXN Floater. Also I'm planning to use APM on EPP FPV from HK and self-made flying wing.

Comment by d-creator on November 21, 2011 at 6:40pm

EPP FPV rules!! I'm also using this plane (90% finished with some improvements) Right now i'm making the electronics bay like the one on DIYDrones store but for EPP FPV.

Comment by YureZzZ on November 21, 2011 at 11:32pm

@ d-creator, could you share your plans? I would like to build such thing myself. Also, is there a page where I can see your buildlog?


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