Old 02-14-2018, 10:51 AM
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JustPlaneSweet
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Originally Posted by Corsair Bill View Post
JPS, sorry for you loss. What happened if you care to share?. I'm still flying my TF B-25, lost of flights a few white knuckle landings but so far so good. Best of luck to you on your next RC plane.

Regards Bill
I took off south into the wind and turned east. The plane was very sluggish and severely banked against the wind to turn. The plane was getting further out as I was trying to turn north. My spotter asked if I was using any rudder as scale birds usually need coordinated turns.

So when I touched the rudder the plane immediately went into a spinning dive. I was able to stop the spinning but I did not have enough altitude to come out of the dive. Total loss.

When I handled my transmitter to my buddy so I could pick up the pieces I noticed the heading hold gyro was on. Aaaargh.

Stan
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