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Old 09-21-2008, 09:49 AM
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Well after 3 years of flying it finally happened. I had never seen a mid air collision and my first is one I'm involved in. A buddy and I were playing a little chase around the feild. I with my Avistar and him with a Carl Goldberg Cesna Skylane. The planes went down about 100 feet off the aproach end of the runway in a thick soy bean feild. We walked out Tx's in hand moving control surfaces hoping to hear them. A third pilot ended up finding them intwined by their landing gear. So here is some balsa carnage for your enjoyment... I think you can see that we were not to broke up about it either It was spectacular to say the least.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:00 AM
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After 20 years I have seen several mid airs. This is the first one I have seen where the plane came down together. Unless you count balsa and Monocote stuck in the cooling fins. David
Old 09-21-2008, 06:24 PM
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SCORE, that means that this one was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Makes it all that much more worth it. It was awesome, at least the little bit I saw and heard of it while my plane was flying at the other end of the field [&o]. I've got the pics downloading from the camera to my computer now. I'll try to get the first couple brightened up a little and add them to the mix.
Old 09-21-2008, 06:49 PM
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first time I have seen them stay together also most times one goes oneway the othe the opossite.I would say the skylane won.
Old 09-21-2008, 10:54 PM
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Here are the images I promised.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:46 AM
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looks like some kind of bizzarre bird mating ritual to me.
Old 09-22-2008, 08:50 AM
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looks like some kind of bizzarre bird mating ritual to me.
Yes. Unfortunately though, they failed to produce offspring
Old 09-22-2008, 06:02 PM
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THose are some great shots.


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Old 09-23-2008, 01:25 AM
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If they did, I'd be trying to hit every airplane up there!! So how are things in parkton?
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If they did, I'd be trying to hit every airplane up there!! So how are things in parkton?
Real good. We are having a Fun Fly on the 11th. You should come on back out. I'll likely be on the grill as opposed to the sticks though.
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Got it posted on the club website now. [link=http://www.davisbridgeaeromodelers.com/september_20_2008_midair.html]Here it is.[/link]
Old 09-24-2008, 12:46 AM
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would love too, but its a bit of a drive, living up in VA now... Ill bring a plane down when we make it down that way.
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Poor Avistar took the brunt of the hit it looks like.
Great pics! 
Sorry for the loss though.
Even if you're not too tore up over it.
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I myself had my first midair a few months ago with my Avistar too. I "rear-ended" a Zagi wing and let just say it was David vs. Goliath.

Yea his battery got ejected and the wing lazily spun to the ground; but my poor plane had the wing split at the joiner and the front window that the wing tucks under broke off. I managed to land it though.


BTW Mr67Stang whatcha got? Well I know its a 67 Mustang but ????
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ORIGINAL: rlipsett

looks like some kind of bizzarre bird mating ritual to me.
i agree, it certainly looks like they have got there wings in a flap!!

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