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Old 05-06-2002, 08:34 PM
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The tail fell off two minutes into the first flight. The fuselage broke completely about an inch forward of the vertical fin. Is anyone else having problems with this airplane? Beware of the problem.
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Old 05-06-2002, 09:45 PM
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Default Radio Craft Extra 330lx

Last week I posted that very thing about a fellow flyer that had
what I thought was the 40% but was corrected that it had to be
their 35% Extra. Before he put the hatch on, I looked back inside
toward the tail and was amazed at the light construction. For
such a big plane with a DA-100, I thought it needed more meat.
Sorry to hear about the loss. The mfg's. are following the trend
for super lite to allow for unlimited vert. and the *@@#!! hover.

Randy
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:27 PM
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Theres too many flying successfully to blame the manufacturer- I'd like to know how the plane was flown. These cannot be flown like 40 size wizz bangers. You have to manage the throttle, keep the g's down, and not do snap rolls going eccessively fast.
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:46 PM
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Was it the 40% or was it the 33% so thell me oi would realy like to now??????
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:51 PM
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What field was this, and where do you fly in south jersey?
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Old 05-08-2002, 12:36 AM
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I fly at the South Jersey Golden Eagles(Clayton RC Club) in Monroeville and at the Salem Country RC Club in Mannington.
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Old 05-08-2002, 03:14 PM
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I belong to the Monroeville club myself. Tha'ts my early early morning field. Doesn't matter what time you start there. I go before it gets really hot in the day during the summer, and before work sometimes. Which field did the plane go in at, and who's was it? Take Care_bob
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Old 05-13-2002, 12:14 AM
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Default Radiocraft failure

Bob,

It was George's plane and he was at half throttle and inverted and when he rolled it over the tail came off. It is obvious the plane has a design problem. It was at the Monroeville field.

Please reply directly to fnewkirk@erols.com, as I am not interested in all the other comments.

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