Fun at the Air Show

Ollie, Alex and I had a blue whale of a time at the Air Show, and Ollie even got his photo on the local news website. He loved being able to sit at the controls of two or three planes, and one helicopter.OllieHeraldThe C-17 was nutty. Whether it be a huge bridge, or a flying behemoth, I?m a complete sucker for large-scale engineering. I love me a good P-51 Mustang too. The low-level 900kph fly-by always sends a chill up my spine.

I missed seeing the RAAF F-18 in person, but the view from my deck at home was brilliant. The sense of speed was neck-wrenching. Even from 20-odd kilometres away, the jet streaked across the horizon and threatened to rattle the windows from their frames. It was all the more amusing to see after the RAAF pilot confided that they brought two F-18?s across from Brisbane because ?that one sometimes doesn?t start?.

Hyperion Cap 232 10e 2008 Review

Hyperion Cap 232Call me indecisive, but merely weeks after investing in a new helicopter, I’ve gone and got another new plane. My reasoning? The stress of learning to fly a helicopter needs to be broken up by pleasurable, relaxed fixed-wing time. And quite frankly, there’s no better way to relax than to fly the new 2008 Hyperion Cap 232!

The Cap 232 is a real sweetheart. It looks fantastic, and flys even better. To put this in context, my last plane was a GWS Formosa running a hot brushless motor and dual wing servos. The Formosa is highly aerobatic, fast, and extremely forgiving. The Formosa handled any number of hard landings, dings, and general average flying over a couple of years. The Cap 232 on the other hand is my first almost-scale balsa ARF, which is quite scary after flying foam. Read on for my full review. Continue reading “Hyperion Cap 232 10e 2008 Review”