Heads up: The audio is sub-par due to the strong wind and filming on a GoPro without a lapel mic or any form of wind break. But you didn't come to the channel to watch a video filmed with a $5000 camera setup!
This was definitely one of the most windy days I've felt in a while, let alone attempted to fly an RC plane in as a beginner! To give you some perspective, I have about 1-2hrs worth of flight time on a stabilized 700mm XK Glider and currently over 5 hours on the SuperEZ in relatively calm conditions.
I have come to the simple conclusion that the FMS SuperEZ is terrific at handling the wind. That being said, I get little satisfaction flying in these conditions compared with the joy of flying on a calm day knowing you're not having to worry a rogue gust is going to slam you to the ground as you take off or come in to land.
I put three 2200mah batteries through the girl, coming down after approximately 12-13 mins for each battery. When I arrived home and checked the batteries, all the cell voltages were sitting very close to 3.78-3.80 meaning that I probably could have achieved 20 minute flight times from each battery.
At altitude, the wind was fairly laminar and provided exceptional lift with a little nose up. Most of the flights were at 50-60% throttle.
Transmitter: FlySky FS-i6X with 8Ch receiver.
Transmitter batteries: 4 x 2000mAh AA 'Energizer Recharge'
Plane: Used FMS SuperEZ V2 RTF ($180 - Bargain!)
Receiver and flight batteries: 2 x Zeee 2200 mAh 50c 3s
1 x Predator 1500 mAh 25c 3s (puffed)
Charger: iMAX B6AC single channel charger ($39 ebay purchase)
Favourite ClearView Aircraft: Aileron Trainer, AT-6 Harvard, Aquila, ParkZone T-28 Trojan, Pitts Special, Sky Trainer 400.
Favourite ClearView flying site: Osage Park.
No flaps or flaperons
No camber or reflex
I'll definitely consider playing with this in the future.
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Disclaimer: This is not an RC vehicle channel. I am not an RC expert.