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Old 04-30-2008, 07:24 AM
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lets see thoes destroyed aircraft
Old 04-30-2008, 08:35 AM
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....before. [sm=teeth_smile.gif]

......after [sm=48_48.gif]

Straight in from 300 feet high.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:01 AM
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Ouch! How deep was the hole? Sorry about the crash...what happened?


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Old 04-30-2008, 09:29 AM
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Hi Flyboy Dave
Any idea why it happened? I have had more than a few of those myself. Now I always have the elevator horn on the top side of the elevator so the motion for UP is PULL rather than PUSH. I also use only heavy duty clevises that have a positive lock, such as Sullivan or a heavy plastic DuBro that has a slide lock. I believe that slipping a short piece of fuel tubing over the nylon or plastic clevis that comes with every kit or ARF is false hope. Unfortunately many fliers believe that if the kit manufacturer supplies such a worthless clevis that it must be OK. If I cannot find a reason for one of my crashes I become a nervous wreck. Almost all are pilot. error.
Old 04-30-2008, 09:40 AM
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....I got caught in a dust devil (miniature tornado) out at the Dry Lake.

....KABOOM !!! [sm=angry_smile.gif]
Old 05-01-2008, 03:41 AM
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I can relate to that.
Dust devil (as you guys call them) helped in my first ever crash.
Kinda spooky actually, once they've got hold of your plane it's highly unlikely your gonna get it back in one piece.
Old 05-01-2008, 10:23 PM
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Here's my piucs of my Avistar. Reason for crash: misjudged the distance of a steel wire.

Enjoy the carnage!


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Old 05-02-2008, 01:04 AM
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Oh that pooor poor airplane!!
Note to self, watch those cables so I don't make this error!
Old 05-02-2008, 06:53 AM
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I don't have pictures, but a few words will describe what happened.

I was flying my Brio 10 electric in a vacant shopping center parking lot one evening. I was doing some nice aerobatics, and just having fun. The wind, what there was of it, was coming from left to right, so I lined up to land. The approach took me over two trees that were about 10 feet apart and about 20 feet high, and branches that pretty much overlapped.

You guessed it. I was coming in and thought I had cleared the top of the trees when suddenly.. smack. I hit the branches between the trees. Depth perception was not good that evening.

And one reason I am not that favorable about balsa electric aircraft. Very fragile. A similar thing happened to a converted glow-to-electric conversion model (Sig Little Somethign Extra) and the only thing broken was a prop. With the Brio 10, though, being a totally electric design, well, it was totally scrap. Not much left to salvage except the electric components (RX, servos, ESC, motor, and battery). All else was pretty much splinters.

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Old 05-02-2008, 02:32 PM
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There are some electric wires around the field. There isn't a single flier on the field that hasn't hit them and that worries me. Hopefully I won't be posting in this thread......ever again.
Old 05-02-2008, 08:26 PM
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Tower Trainer - modified to a tail-dragger

Nosed in from 100 feet, 75% throttle. Split the wing right down the center, I've still got it. Fuse was toast, splinters all the way to the back of the wing saddle.

Repeat - I will not fly through the Sun....I will not fly through the Sun...

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Old 05-03-2008, 06:33 AM
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I use my widebody' LT-40 to break in engines. It was January, the sun was low in the sky, and I made a turn too slowly... it went into the sun and I couldn't see it at all. Had a Magnum .91 up front that I was breaking in.

One of my favorite birds, too!

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Old 05-03-2008, 08:16 AM
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Well,

Here's what was left of my Goldberg Extra300. The plane had about 200 flights on it and was one of my favorite planes.

The plane went in from about 150 feet with radio intrerference. This was the last flight for me on 72mhz. Nothing but 2.4 for me from now on.

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Old 05-04-2008, 01:43 AM
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My Harrier 90. If you're gonna hover, maks sure the engine will rev up! I was 20' high, so I could not recover and gravity+asphalt did the rest. I am fixin' it, though.

The rest were from a fly-in. The Ultimate bipe had its tail cut off by a Giant Super Sportster, and I have no idea about the plane in the trailer.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:51 AM
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ORIGINAL: N1EDM

I use my widebody' LT-40 to break in engines. It was January, the sun was low in the sky, and I made a turn too slowly... it went into the sun and I couldn't see it at all. Had a Magnum .91 up front that I was breaking in.

One of my favorite birds, too!

Hows that new engine. Or did u break it a little too much.
Old 05-04-2008, 08:23 AM
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I was lucky.. we had had a warm spell, so the ground was very, very soft. The engine had only one flight on it. It was completely buried (never had one that deep before ) so it had to be totally disassembled and cleaned. No aparent damage, although time will tell. She hasn't been fired up since, though she's due to be run up next weekend in my new H9 Spitfire. She was one very sweet running engine up until that moment.

Bob

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