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Old 09-05-2011, 11:23 AM
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Default RE: Reaction 54 Jet Kit

Hanapi, loosing a jet is a real heart breaker. I lost my first R-54 in the sun (my own stupid mistake). When I picked up the remains, the nose was burried 18" in the dirt. However, the tail section was virtually undamaged. I agree with Bruce in that the cause of your vertical stab failure must have been the result of rudder flutter. I also built a new R-54 because I liked the plane so much. Needless to say, I stay far away from the sun.