So …. It’s been a good week for flying.
Sunday night and Monday morning with Tommy, in his WST.
Then that evening and the next two mornings back in the Falcon.
Yesterday AM I went to 3000ish feet mostly because there was a strong breeze and I didn’t want to get caught downwind. Nice flight.
The battery was acting up, it had barely enough power to do a cold start, even after spending the night on the charger. I stopped at Batteries plus, where they checked the battery. It’s good and it’s getting a charge from the motor. So, it’s possible that my old charger has failed. I was going to say “shit the bed” but there might be children reading this some day. :)….. Anyway … I picked up a new charger.
This morning I launched into nill wind and didn’t start feeling the SSE breeze until 100 feet up. I crabbed over to the Track and Trail with the wing in full reflex and then went “all closed” for the return flight. Acending to 2500 ft where I stayed until I got over the field. It should be noted that I exceeded 300 ft/min climb at 3500rpm this morning. The ground was warmer than it has been and there wasn’t a thermal layer as a result. It was a nice change, flying low. I did spot a large house that looked like either fire or the hurricane had totaled it.
Tech note… The new Beat Studio Wireless headphones are not appropriate for aviation.