This morning, I went out for a few flights with my RC planes. It’s been a long time since I last flew them, and the mandatory shutdown orders due to COVID-19 have kept our field closed until this past weekend. That was welcome news, and flying RC planes is a very socially distant activity.
When I got out to the field, there was no one else out there. I immediately setup and found that I’d left all my charged batteries at home. No problem! I had my solar generator (fully charged) and battery chargers along with some batteries that needed charging, so I pulled out a chair (not in the photo) and sat down while two batteries charged. Once complete, I flew the P-47D Thunderbolt (the plane on the table) for two full flights. The first takeoff was ugly in the crosswind, but the landing was as smooth as ever and very nice. I wish I’d have brought my Osmo Action camera with me to get it all on video!
The second takeoff was very nice (I remembered how to take off in a crosswind) and the second flight was very pleasurable as well. I finished off the day’s flying with a greased landing (which is to say, very smooth).
The stars of the show today were the Yakima Slim Shady awning and the aluminum table that my wife bought recently. It’s the Portal Outdoor Folding Portable Picnic Camping Table (wow! What a long name!). It sets up fast and easy, and is very sturdy. You can’t use it to stand on, but for a camping/picnic/RC hangar table, it’s perfect!
Adventures aren’t always off-road or in a campground. Sometimes, you find it down the street at your local RC flying field.