First flight: R/C Plane (WOT Trainer, Thunder Tiger GP42)

Posted on 2008-11-22 at 04:07 in Random, Videos by Robbi-985.

Recorded several months ago, this was the first ever time my brother’s R/C plane went into the air, even though it was only for a short time. Since he has no other recordings of his flights as of yet, I got his permission to just upload this. Complete with some random speech at the end.

I apologise for the cut-outs in the audio – my camcorder is currently not able to read tapes very well because its head needs demagnetising.

The engine is a Thunder Tiger GP42. The plane ‘body’ is a WOT Trainer (I’m not sure of the exact model, or of any other details – I’ll ask him as soon as I can and edit this post).

3 Responses to First flight: R/C Plane (WOT Trainer, Thunder Tiger GP42)

  1. peter says:

    It does not appear you have enough space to fly this aeroplane. To do a good landing it needs acres of space. It also appears to be tail heavy. I suggest you get some bmfa training before you hurt youself. This is not a toy and aercraft like this have killed people. Good luck

  2. Robbi-985 says:

    I’m only the cameraman, but I do believe the pilot is aware of these issues. In fact, partially due to not being able to find a decent place in which to fly it, he now has a nitro R/C car. ;)

  3. Steven says:

    hi peter, yes i the plane was definately tail heavy, as the battery kept sliding around inside. it has been sorted out now.

    I’ve been doing a lot of flying on realfight G4.5 (rc flight simulator) to get better, and i can take off, land and even do some basic aerobatics now, so i am getting better

    the only thing left to do is to find a big open space and fly the real thing :D

    btw, if you’re wondering why it took ages longer than it should have to get off the ground, its beacuse the front wheel wasn’t turning freely and was just acting as a brake, making it slow down. plus the crappy engine that was in the plane was hugely under-powered, and did recently completely give up and stop working, so it has been replaced with an irvine 40 Mk 4, which is excellent, and is definately NOT under-powered :D

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