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giant BVM F-18 blows up in flight

Old 09-15-2022, 11:09 AM
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Seen this video on youtube, was uploaded a few days ago. feel sorry for the owner, imagine after something like this nothing probably survived, video says it was twins I know its expensive.
I watched the video on my big screen in slow motion plenty of times, sure looks like the elevators failed. he had just taken off and made only 2 turns, coulndt have been going very fast.. Terrible loss was a beautiful jet. wonder what caused the failure,
Old 09-15-2022, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Honkeytonk View Post
Seen this video on youtube, was uploaded a few days ago. feel sorry for the owner, imagine after something like this nothing probably survived, video says it was twins I know its expensive.
I watched the video on my big screen in slow motion plenty of times, sure looks like the elevators failed. he had just taken off and made only 2 turns, coulndt have been going very fast.. Terrible loss was a beautiful jet. wonder what caused the failure,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9MxLHiWZck&t=5s
Looked to me like the left aileron had flutter at 0:52.

Edit: Ok, should've read the comments before posting. Sorry Andy.

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Old 09-15-2022, 04:51 PM
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Definately hate to see that happen
Old 09-15-2022, 04:55 PM
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I saw this happen last weekend at our jet rally here in Waco really sucks , it was an absolutely Gorgeous jet. Andy is a terrific pilot and an even better person, sorry for the loss brother.

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Old 09-16-2022, 07:39 AM
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Didn't we see this video a while back saying it wa a mid air??????
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This happened last weekend in Waco.
Old 09-16-2022, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Zeeb View Post
Didn't we see this video a while back saying it wa a mid air??????

youtube comments say it was a failed servo arm on the aileron.
Old 09-19-2022, 09:01 PM
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the quote below is from the video description, what a shame

Reason for failure was because the servo was using a nylon (dubro) style servo arm spline; this was because the servo was upgraded from the stock spark servos. The stock arm is metal

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