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Old 11-15-2009, 11:32 PM
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Default 40% Yak bites the dirt/Video

First deadstick for this DA 150 [link=http://www.cvrcclubvideos.us/SDVids/YakSplat.wmv]Yak bites the dirt video[/link]
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:57 PM
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Default RE: 40% Yak bites the dirt/Video

Thats about as clean as it gets..Initially it looks minor. I am sure there were shock waves that created hidden damage into the wings and tail.
How would a motor fair with a knock like that?
Old 11-16-2009, 07:53 AM
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I HATE it when that happens...........BUT, it looked like it hit pretty square on the cone, and with the engine off any damage will be slight.

Good luck on the re-build
Old 11-16-2009, 08:24 PM
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Heck if that didn't hurt the motor at all I would go buy a lottery ticket ! It could have been way uglier. Hope you ,or the owner gets it back in the air quick.
Old 11-16-2009, 11:41 PM
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ORIGINAL: foodstick

Heck if that didn't hurt the motor at all I would go buy a lottery ticket ! It could have been way uglier. Hope you ,or the owner gets it back in the air quick.



Chris is a master builder/pilot,..he'll have it back in the air in no time.
Old 11-17-2009, 05:34 PM
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Default RE: 40% Yak bites the dirt/Video

What made it die?
Old 11-17-2009, 06:14 PM
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ORIGINAL: daveopam

What made it die?


As this was the first ever deadstick this engine has had,..pilot wasn't exactly sure what caused it,..but smoke system is a suspect, even though plane has had many successful flights with smoke on. Here is [link=http://cvrcclubvideos.us/HDVids/ChrisSmoke.wmv]one of them[/link]
Old 11-28-2009, 04:56 PM
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Default RE: 40% Yak bites the dirt/Video

Here is the skinny from the pilot

Just before this flight he had changed out the smoke tubing diameter to a larger size, not realizing that it would create this bad event, Then when he turned the smoke on for the first time during this flight it over pumped smoke fluid into the mufflers and that increased back pressure and killed the engine.... So make sure that you watch out for the little things they can get ya.

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Old 12-06-2009, 07:54 PM
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UPDATE: Rare footage of the REAL reason why the engine died found... [link=http://www.cvrcclubvideos.us/HDVids/ShootYak.wmv]Click here[/link] for video
Old 12-06-2009, 08:27 PM
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Default RE: 40% Yak bites the dirt/Video

Now that's funny!!!
Old 12-14-2009, 09:38 AM
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Default RE: 40% Yak bites the dirt/Video

Repairs done....plane is [link=http://www.cvrcclubvideos.us/SDVids/YakResurrected.wmv]back in the air[/link]
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:34 AM
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Default RE: 40% Yak bites the dirt/Video

That really was a a nice mashup on that shoot down video !

I am also glad to see the plane fixed..and flying again.
Old 12-25-2009, 06:57 AM
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Now that there's funny.

Wow, it only took one well placed shot. The shooters name couldn't possibly be Murphy, could it?

Good to see it repaired and back in service again.
Old 12-25-2009, 07:21 AM
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Default RE: 40% Yak bites the dirt/Video

Yep...a well placed .45 slug can do all kinds of damage if put in the right place.

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