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Old 08-22-2011, 02:19 AM
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Default RE: another preventable crash


ORIGINAL: jetmech05

Please folks do a control throw check before going airborne......
I can't tell you the number of times a crash could have been prevented by a simple control throw check...usually it is reversed ailerons just like my friends 50CC Yak today......I have even seen a rubber band not applied correctly it was between the wing and the aileron....causing the ailerons not to move.....
Please take the time and get in the habit of standing behind your aircraft...just don't throw the sticks around...but look at what is happening....say to yourself ailerons right, right aileron up...ailerons left, left aileron up...elevator stick airplane up...elevators up...airplane down elevators down...rudder right, moves right....rudder left,moves left.....
I'll bet I have seen a plane a year lost to something so simple.....
A 50cc Yak?? Ouch that one hurt. Hate to hear that.