The Test Flight -
Withernsea May 2001
test flight went without any problems, and a number of flights were made
over the weekend. The take off was slow, but that was expected with the
thin wing and low power from the Zenoah, but once in the air, the
aircraft handled well. The stall was gentle and consistantly to the
left, though it was a bit more harsh with full flap.
the time, my local flying site was only 5 to 10 minutes from work, and I
was able to get there and have one 15 minute flight during my lunch
break. These two pictures were taken at that site.
the North Weald show, we had a 1/6 scale Tiger Tank to attack!
land, the aircraft had to touch down in a three point attitude,
otherwise the momentum of the tail decending from the touchdown caused
the aircraft to lift off again.
the last take off.
after the next picture was taken, the aircraft was shot down by another
modeller switching on his transmitter without checking frequencies. The
Vengeance went failsafe, and dived vertically onto the concrete runway,
causing considerable damage to the airframe and destroying the engine.
The front fuselage was shattered and also the outer left wing, and part
of the left inner wing.