Did a couple of flight checks at UP Diliman over the weekend. The RC field is at the corner of University Ave and CP Garcia. Perfect for park flyers and 3D planes, quads and ‘copters..Good field to fly in on a lazy afternoon.
However, it can get quite muddy after a heavy downpour which is a big inconvenience OR saving grace.. during the Skyscouts maiden flight a few weeks ago, I managed to nosedive and crash it. As an experienced dirt-eating RC pilot, I thought that was it. However, from a distance the plane was strangely perpendicular to the ground.. it turns out the nosedive was perfect with the nose stuck a good 5 inches in the mud! The front section was just slightly bent (and still is today, even after the hotwater/hair blower treatment). Without the mud, I doubt if I’d still be flying the skyscout today. Moral lesson is, even mud has a purpose.