RIP Skywalker 1900. You flew majestically for 5 seconds!
Everything checked out good and looked good, stability augmentation was all in the right direction and turned down to zero for the maiden. I walked out to an open area, faced into the gentle breeze, ran the throttle up to about 2/3rds and it practically wanted to rip itself out of my hand. So I took a step forward and released it and it wanted to go straight up. With a 4 cell battery t has the power to fly vertical I think. So I quickly moved my throwing hand back to the transmitter to give some nose down, but in the process, I bumped one of the switches. Sadly it was the manual/autonomous switch. I had not given serious thought to the autopilot configuration or checked through it because this was going to be a 100% manual maiden. So I watched helplessly (not initially realizing which switch I bumped) as the thing went full throttle, nosed over, and flew straight into the ground. Bahhh.... :-(