22 May, 2009

DG1000 requires 'maintenance'!

Well I finally had a maiden flight with it but it had a massive roll to the right - I hadn't checked the lateral balance. It was a handfull immediatly after launch when it headed earthward standing on it's right wing tip but I caught it in time a flew a few awkward circuit on about 1/3 throttle. When I took the power off to trim it in the glide the weight of the wing took over and down it went. I managed to start to pull up but it did a hard belly strike on the ground. Should repair ok though.