BuiltWithNOF

MIKE ROACH’S SOPWITH AVIATION COMPANY

CATALINA FLIGHT LOG

Flight No

Location

Date

Conditions

Duration

Remarks

1

XCh Harbour

4 May 08

F1, cloudy

5

Maiden flight: very successful.  -120 el, -30 ru, 0 ail. Take-off 3/4 th, cruise 1/4 th.

2

Xch Harbour

5 May

F2 sunny

10

Controls adjusted to TX neutral

3

XCh Harbour

9 May

Calm

10

Touch and goes.

4

XCh Harbour

10 May

Calm

7

+20 ru. Water rudder needs R bias

5

 

10 May

 

10

0.75oz noseweight removed after flight

6

Stanpit Rec

16 May

Calm

5

Maiden off grass

7

 

16 May

 

5

 

8

 

16 May

 

10

 

9

Stanpit Creek

22 May

F1

15

Touch and goes, crunch and go.

10

Howards

27 May

 

5

 

11

 

27 May

 

5

 

12

 

27 May

 

5

 

13

Stanpit

30 May

F1, sunny

5

Grass t&g

14

 

30 May

 

5

 

15

 

30 May

 

5

 

16

 

30 May

 

 

1600 mAh into battery

17

XCh Harbour

31 May

F1, sunny, perfect

10

Evening flying at its very best

18

 

31 May

 

10

 

19

 

31 May

 

10

 

20

Howards

6 June

 

5

Total power failure. Crash landing damaged pylon, easily repaired.  Lucky!

21

Howards

15 June

 

10

Rewired with RX battery and separate SCs

22

 

15 June

 

10

 

23

XCh Harbour

16 June

 

10

Evening flying with Trevor’s Sealand in company

24

 

16 June

 

10

“Skim and Go” practice

25

XCh Harbour

27 July

0700

10

6 weeks of wind, but a perfect morning

26

 

27 July

Calm

10

 

27

 

27 July

 

10

Freed stuck water rudder and greased mech

28

XCh Harbour

31 July

F1 gusty

5

W rudder 5 degrees left. Much better

29

XCh Harbour

31 July

 

5

Curtailed by rain

30

Stanpit Rec

8 Sep

Calm

5

First flight for ages - some rust on various steel components.  Trouble setting up due to TX crystal misalignment.

31

 

 

 

5

Excellent flights with a lot of right trim. Very impressive in the air and smooth landings.

32

Stanpit Rec

15 Sep

F1 to calm

10

30 full minutes, mostly cruising, some T&G

33

 

 

 

10

a loop!  Some full-throttle passes

34

 

 

 

10

Very pleasant flying, lovely sunny evening.  Port motor loose and mount required repair. (T&G damage?)

35

Howards

16 Sep

F2

5

Bumpy air made flying tricky

36

 

 

 

5

 

37

 

 

 

5

 

38

XCh Harbour

28 Sep

Calm

5

Sunset: very pleasant flying conditions

39

 

 

 

5

 

40

 

 

 

5

Taxied back to shore - great fun!

41

Howards

29 Sep

F2-3

5

V bumpy air; ground looped on landing and broke pylon. Mended w epoxy that evening.

42

XCh Harbour

8 Oct

Calm

5

Late afternoon - perfect weather

43

 

 

 

10

 

44

 

 

 

10

 

45

Stanpit

6 Nov

Calm

5

 

46

 

 

 

10

“formation” flying with Trevor’s Sealand

47

 

 

 

10

see photo at top of page

48

 

 

 

5

 

49

 

 

 

10 secs

Prop bite after ground-loop

50

 

 

 

10 secs

Terminal crash destroyed the model

51

XCh Harbour

16 Apr 09

F2

10 mins

Maiden after repairs.  Rather too much breeze, but faultless performance in the air. Took on some water during taxiing in rough water.

52

XCh Harbour

18 Apr 09

F1

10 mins

Motor failure caused heavy splash landing. Minimal damage.  Y lead suspect.

53

XCh Harbour

3 June 09

F2

5

Aileron minor fault

54

 

 

 

10

Port motor failure after flight

55

Howard’s Field

4 Jun 09

F1

5

RX problem: AC grounded until solved

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tail-piece

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