Â*I don't have either way to kill the engine on my new gasser. On its second flight ( brand new awesome looking 30cc Sbach) the throttle servo died mid air at half throttle.
Believe me those were the longest 30 mins of my life waiting to run out of gas
Here's one for you...
I was out at our field one day, and another member took up one of the large Telemasters with a weed wacker conversion motor.
The plane was way overpowered, and had a huge gas tank.
About 5 minutes into the flight the pilot starts cursing. When I asked what was wrong, he said he lost the throttle control. His plane was flying at about 40-50% throttle.
There was no remote choke or throttle kill.
He told me he would just wait until it ran out of gas.
30 minutes later he calls me over to tell me that he's getting tired, and could I relieve him for a while.
30 minutes after that I'm still flying, when he comes over to take the controls again.
The plane clocked 1 hour and 47 minutes in the air before running out of fuel.
He brought it down in a perfect deadstick landing.
We still laugh about his "long flight times".