Blustery Old Fogey!
My standby plane for gusty/stronger winds is normally the FT flyer. OK it gets knocked about a bit, but it still keeps going roughly where you point it.
(I’m a newbie, so I’m talking 15-18 mph max here – so don’t go launching your planes into gale-force winds on my say-so!)
Recently I’ve found a new windy-day plane – my modified Old Fogey.
Here it is in action. My CG is 10-15mm forward of the plan CG, I’ve a modified tail, double elastics on the wing and it’s a 1400KV 14A motor driving a 9x3.8 prop. It still floats along in lighter winds but if I let the speed drop in this wind, it gets very jumpy and unpredictable in the gusts.
OK I spent a lot of time travelling in the same direction but it was still loads of fun. I couldn’t quite get it to fly backwards – but I came pretty close.
I’m well impressed by the way this plane handles the wind.
Here's another windy day outing;