First flights of my Panther autogyro. Long, thick grass and a forward cg made the first flight rather alarming. Ironically the prang came at the end of what was a much more enjoyable second flight. For some reason I couldn't arrest the descent as the model turned on to finals. I suspect that somehow it lost head speed, maybe because I throttled back too much during the turn?
Damage was limited to a broken prop and a clout on the rear end from the blades so hopefully the Panther will be back in the air again soon.
Thanks to Mike for the camerawork.