Crash & Rebuild Post your crash stories, pictures and if you want to document your rebuild you can do that here too!

Help me rebuild! First crash of the year...

Reply
Old 05-12-2009, 05:04 PM
  #1
aboleth
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kentwood, MI
Posts: 35
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Help me rebuild! First crash of the year...

Hello!

So, I had my Electrostik out today, it was BEAUTIFUL! I was doing my normal flying, loops, rolls.. nothing fancy. Coming out of a loop however, my rudder failed!!! Head first, my plane cratered into the ground. My co-workers, who had come to spectate, stood silently with horrified looks on their face. I think they expected me to be mad, but I wasn't. This is a great opportunity to build me a new plane! After 30+ flights on the Stik, I feel that I got a good amount of use out of it, but I do wish that it would have lasted the season (don't we all).

In any case, I've been looking to move into a good acrobatic plane, like a Yak, Cap, or Extra. Something I can 3d with. I'm hoping you guys can suggest to me a good plane that will recieve the engine from my Stik and do well with it. The engine is a 40-42-1000 Rimfire. I have a 45A ESC, and 5 HiTec Micro servos available. Unfortunately, I love my battery in the crash, but it was a 3 cell. I believe the engine could handle a 4 cell battery provided I dont overdo it on the throttle.

So what do you recommend? I was thinking an acro plane in the 45" wingspan range would probably work just fine. Help me recover from my accident with your suggestions and I'll be sure to post pics and videos!

aboleth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 08:41 AM
  #2
mjfrederick
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Denham Springs, LA
Posts: 1,175
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Help me rebuild! First crash of the year...

I've never heard of rudder failure causing a crash... I've also never heard anyone say 30+ flights on a plane is a good amount of use, that's just a couple weekends!
mjfrederick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 03:26 PM
  #3
mjepps72
 
mjepps72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 20
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Help me rebuild! First crash of the year...

Yeah I would have to agree with mjfrederick. Unless the rudder got stuck in an extreme position, like 60 degrees + to either side, or doing a knife edge 12 inches from the ground, I can't see how a rudder failure could cause a crash. Please explain that one to us.

Maybe I'm slow but 30+ flights is just about the time I'm really lovin my plane. Hell if it's under 30 I would consider it still to be new...

Mike
mjepps72 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 05:04 PM
  #4
WestCoastFlyer
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: No City,
Posts: 521
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Help me rebuild! First crash of the year...

I'm assuming he meant elevator and typed rudder. I made a similar error a couple nights ago and caught it.

I also think it's a positive he's not totally bummed out. I was talking to a guy the other day that quit after destroying three airplanes. Three airplanes is nothing LOL.

Pick a nice sport plane for now. And for crying out loud, try to get into glow.
WestCoastFlyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 10:34 PM
  #5
Erik Steinbring
 
Erik Steinbring's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Miami , FL
Posts: 117
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Help me rebuild! First crash of the year...

Rebuild and fly it again! Too many folks put their craft on the curb before their time.
Erik Steinbring is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:31 AM.