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Old 04-01-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default Modified china glider hits fence at 130mph

About a month ago I was flying a cheap china glider with cut down wings that I put an granson hobby super mega jet V2 outrunner in and a 4 cell lipo and a 5x5 apc prop, and I had just started to head stright down full throttle for a speed pass but when I was just about level after pulling out hard 8 inches of the left wing broke off and it started to spiral and went right through a barpwire fence which cut its wing and tail off and hit the gravel road on the other side going end over end. when I got to it it was in about 45 pieces and the motor had a chunk out of it and a cracked magnet the esc never worked again nut the lipo battery did not have a scratch because I surrounded it in foam. All together it was $75 in damage.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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About a month ago I was flying a cheap china glider with cut down wings that I put an granson hobby super mega jet V2 outrunner in and a 4 cell lipo and a 5x5 apc prop, and I had just started to head stright down full throttle for a speed pass but when I was just about level after pulling out hard 8 inches of the left wing broke off and it started to spiral and went right through a barpwire fence which cut its wing and tail off and hit the gravel road on the other side going end over end. when I got to it it was in about 45 pieces and the motor had a chunk out of it and a cracked magnet the esc never worked again nut the lipo battery did not have a scratch because I surrounded it in foam. All together it was $75 in damage.
use Square CF tube in the wings of foamies, or they will do that $10.00 in CF will save you $75.00+ Take care and have fun, Chellie

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maybe, just maybe, a cheap china glider with cut down wings isn't meant to do 130mph!

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maybe, just maybe, a cheap china glider with cut down wings isn't meant to do 130mph!
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:13 AM   #5
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Would of made a great video though.
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I agree, that would have been a good video, and I should use carbon fiber from now on.
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Live and learn I have done my share of bone headed moves flying too. Part of the learning curve.
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Looks like you found out what the Vne is. :O That's a bummer.
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