Anyone who has ever tried to fly a remote controlled plane will tell you that it is tricky. They can be squirrely in the air, drastically affected by the lightest of breezes, it’s very easy to get the controls all mixed up, and you will crash – a lot.
I’ve been flying for about a year now, and my Super Cub is still alive. I’ve flown it in all sorts of weather conditions: on perfectly calm days, in the rain, in the snow, in winds in excess of 30 mph (almost lost it that day), in the bitter cold, in the heat of summer. However, I’ve always flown during daylight.
Today, I flew at night.
I attached 4 of these to the underside of my wings, pointing at the fuselage:
Here’s a little video I did of how my maiden night flight turned out:
And here’s a link to more details on the lights and a video of the plane flying at night as seen from the ground: