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Old 07-26-2004, 05:16 PM
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Sadly i might be able to prove what I'd said all along.. The Dust survives crashes better than any other plane.

there i was at our Display, a fine flight under the belt with a new RX and crystal then a low circuit around the field for the crowd, over the fence at the end of the field and i lock out.
opps, i know better than to fly over that.

So in the corn it goes, finding it wasn't hard, i just followed the line the prop handily made, and used the same line to find the pipe and engine a few yards away.

All the wood is broke apart from the fins, but all the carbon spars appear to be intact as well as the carbon engine mount.

So, can i go from a 170 mph write off to a new frame again with just a few bits of wood, which i have in my offcuts box, so it'll cost nothing. Best bit is i can make the changes I've wanted to make, probably a different section, and internal elevon servos, i might even try hornless connections.
crank the engine over on the side and hide the pipe?? step to far on this plane maybe.. but we'll see.
stay tuned, but for now I've gotta get a new header and needle
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Old 07-26-2004, 07:06 PM
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That ain't a crash. I coulda fit mine ito a cigar box when it crashed. Hit really shallow, but into really hard ground.
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Old 07-27-2004, 11:46 AM
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you can see from the long line in the corn mine was also shallow, but i think the soft earth saved more damage. fair to say tho theres no wood in the wing i can use again, not that i want to..

now, anyone know of a perfect delta reflex section i can use?
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