I decided to do something different tonight. I have been concentrating on the whole hover thing so long that I figured I was in danger of forgetting the bits that are supposed to come between the hover. The airport I normally start at is Kaikoura. Don't ask me why as I dont have a clue. I puttered around the airport for a bit, going up, coming down, going up again, etc, when I decided that I actually wanted to fly somewhere. Loading up the map, I realised that Kaikoura doesn't really have any close airports to it, so I buckled my seatbelt, turned the ship around and flew down the coast towards Christchurch. I have the GPS unit docked to one of my joystick buttons, and rather than load CHCH as a destination, I just glanced at the GPS from time to time to check I was on track. After touching down at CHCH and refuelling, I launched again to land at Wigram, and then flew on to what I presume is Riccarton.
It was a nice flight, but my shoulder is feeling kinda tired now. The one gripe I have with the sidewinder is that the Rudder springs are too stiff meaning you (well, I) have to put quite a bit of effort into holding the bird straight.
Earlier today I uninstalled my graphics card drivers and installed the latest set. Even with all my settings maxed I was getting decent frame rates, though they dropped a lot over CHCH international. All in all it was a nice enjoyable flight, interupted only by chocolate cake. Gotta hate them interruptions, aye?