Since I bought my Mystique I’ve had a few adventures!
None more satisfying than finding my lost plane at 7:30 am the following hot June morning after a faulty electric switch in the plane caused it to circle down into thick rough next to the Picnic Site at Creech in the Purbecks the previous afternoon .
Initial attempts to find that afternoon were impossible as the area described as a Glider’s Graveyard composed of 4 foot brambles and nettles, ferns and shrubs which were a force to be reckoned with!
Armed and clad in thick sailing sowesters and boots and gloves at 6:30 the following morning I waded into the abyss with some trepidation but some hope as I consider myself a great finder of lost things!!
The early heat of the morning and the protective clothing started to take its sweaty toll after an hour’s hot searching, as I was covering an area of about 50 square meters of impossible thick terrain on a slanting downwards area. After a while I realised I was backtracking my course as there were few alternatives to my progressive route through the undergrowth.
I decided to widen my search area and coming out onto the path again I surveyed the area in the morning sunlight and to my excitement saw the yellow tail plane just poking out from the deep ferns about 20 meters into the far rough.
It took me nearly 20 minutes to forge my way through to retrieve it and was astonished to pick it out unscathed from at least 1. 5 meters of brambles!!
No doubt I have a great survivor to fly in the future !
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