I just caught up on this thread. I'm with you. This communities positive spirit, generosity of knowledge and encouragement has been the thing keeping me in the Hobby at points. I have an easy tendency to let the failures take hold. As a Dad, it's not the example I wish to set. I LOVE to build. LOVE. (did I say LOVE?). and the challenge of successful flight is a driving force. I occasionally do a "look at the Jones" sideways glances at the successes here and get hard on myself. but, I post, Share the story with a heavy heart and a light tone. and after this community steps in.
I'd like to say, your cub looks amazing. Great job! If you lived closer, I'd demand you visit my field's cub Fly event for the laughs and crashing we'd do at the event.
If you want a laugh, look at my Cub Maiden I did yesterday! I crashed that son of a squirrel about 4 times. and I pucker hard EVERY hand launch, I like you, have two options throw like an untrained chimp, with control, or a well aimed solid toss with no control.
I also just caught up on this thread here and if I could pick one thread to describe the family atmosphere of the forums it would be this. Good luck with flying with the air instead of beating it into submission