The Cloudbusters held their November Indoor contest yesterday so I drove the 135 miles (2+ hours) one way to go have four hours of fun. (For those of you that complain about no where local to fly, I think this is the norm – you have to go where the flying IS, even if it is far away.)
The day presented a good amount of frustration. I couldn’t get my NoCal Tailwind to fly (I think I over-propped it) and I broke both struts on it. I got my breand-new Sky Box II Embryo out and promptly got it stuck. I called the building management to help get it down – “we normally do that once a week – and not while the room is scheduled/occupied”. See you later, Sky Box.
My Phantom Flash needs a replacement. It is old and cantankerous. Torque takes it left on takeoff, but it figure-eights to the right. It got stuck on the side of the building. Fortunately, I could reach it with my 35-foot pole. It only got stuck THREE MORE TIMES on the way down from that retrieval.
I did win a couple events, and I put a 16″ loop of rubber in my Peanut Stallion and had a good flight. It will be a great flight when I get the zoomies tamed. Here’s a video:
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