Today was the first day I felt like doing much after having a bad cold this week. A friend wrote and asked me to come down and fly, and since I haven't had a plane out all summer, I figured I'd let the shop cleanup lapse one more day. The weather was gorgeous almost no wind, perfect blue skies 70 F, and the foliage around here is just starting to turn fall colors.
I brought my Mambo (the yellow plane in the photo above) and my Spitfire, and just had a great day. The other planes in the air were gliders, and there were enough thermals about for some good flights. The Mambo is very light and does amazingly well with the motor off, too. I caught a couple of thermals with it and stayed up several minutes, engine off.
The spitfire is a wonderful plane -- nice size, 48" span, and flies with majestic ease, even straight up. Graceful plane, and almost silent with an electric DT750 motor in it and an 11 x 7 prop. Just a great plane to fly. It goes where you want, beautiful smooth rolls, loops and maneuvers.
A very fine day, and though I missed flying this year, I'll remember today as worth the wait.
Feeling better and ready to attack the clutter and mouse nests anew.....