Having a good day down the field and decided to take my Majestic Major up for a flight. I did a radio check after starting the engine and everything was fine but the tail must have lifted while I was walking the model out to the flight line. So after take off I had no control of the rudder or elevator. The plane took off with a slow left turn and was eventually blown out over the sea when I shut down the engine.
The good news for me is the plane was seen by Kent police marine unit who were training in the area, they pulled the model onto their boat and took it to the dockyard and handed it in over to Dave a club member.
Dave turned the model off and drove down the field asking if anyone had lost a model.
More good news, the fuselage was bone dry helped by the large balloon wheels and a calm sea. When I got home I had a close look at the model and the only damage was a small tear on the wing. The radio was dry and was working fine and the engine started first time.
Many thanks to Dave and a letter of thanks will soon be on the way to inspector Steve Seabrook Kent Police marine unit.