Thursday, June 29, 2006

The rise and fall of the Piper Cub

Some time ago, my brother-in-law gave Tyler an RC airplane. Well, most of an RC plane. It was missing servos, wheels, and a wing. The combination of a lack of a proper hobby shop here in San Luis and Tyler's busy schedule have kept him from making the plane air-worthy until now.

The wing was one he designed and made for one of his classes. As I understand it, it was meant to go on some sort of glider, but Tyler was more than 50% sure it would work for his plane.

There is an RC airfield owned by Cal Poly that is right near our house. I think it's humerous that we have an RC airfield and yet no store within 20 miles that sells parts for RC airplanes.

There were some technical difficulties involving the elevator, the fixing of which, at least this is what Tyler guesses, drained the battery to a degree that was incompatable with take off.

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