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Old 11-02-2012, 10:18 PM   #1301
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The big gaseous ball of fire in the sky caused momentary blindness. This coupled with some overcorrection and a wee bit of dumb thumb created an ugly noise as my plane went thru a cornfield. Not a total loss, pride is the most bruised.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #1302
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I don't crash..........the trees jump up and hit the plane!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:42 PM   #1303
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Totally destroyed my 300 Extra today when I was distracted by a low flying balloon and lost orientation. It was low enough that I carried on a conversation with the people in the balloon. Ended up going home rather than flying any more. Just too much traffic in the air today--at least a dozen balloons.


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Old 11-23-2012, 11:45 PM   #1304
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Dead-sticked and crashed my Extreme Flight Laser EXP 48" in the stupidest possible way: Forgot to set the timer. Read all about it here:

http://www.3drcforums.com/showthread...ll=1#post14199

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:28 AM   #1305
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Still flying the cheap Harbor cub. The battery shifted into the nose and it came down. a little glue & tape and it's good to go and new hook & loop for the battery.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:25 AM   #1306
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:27 AM   #1307
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:00 AM   #1308
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Neet Video Glad you found your plane in one piece Take care and have fun, Chellie

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:58 AM   #1309
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2 crashes in one day. First crash was my daughter knocked over the stand I keep the plane own & it broke the wing & wing struts. I glued & taped them. Then went to a park to fly. The plane was unstable flying I don't think I have enough weight in the nose.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:52 AM   #1310
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Ladies and Gentlemen, my annual crash compilation.

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:36 AM   #1311
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Ladies and Gentlemen, my annual crash compilation.


Wow... the video is nicely done....

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:40 AM   #1312
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Thanks so much.

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:48 AM   #1313
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I crashed today without getting off the ground. Went to take off the right wheel rim came apart and the landing gear wire dug into the ground and broke the already glued nose off more glue & tape and back to the field made it thru 2 battery packs.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:26 PM   #1314
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Great video very well done!
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:28 PM   #1315
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Mclarkson entertaining way to start the New Year great job!
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #1316
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That last part in slow-mo is awesome. I think the prop cartwheeling through the air is pretty much on the money!

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #1317
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Ladies and Gentlemen, my annual crash compilation.
Wow.. that's a whole lot of crashing!
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:17 AM   #1318
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First crash of 2013! Trying to fly my UM T-28 under a volleyball net on the beach at 7AM! Gotta rebuild the nose.....again. Good day for flying, no wind. Not too cold.
mclarkson Video note:
There are alot of "Crashes" I would classify as rough landing. Especially that jet that "landed" vertically.

I'm either going to get good at flying em, or get good at fixin em!
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Had my first one of the year, too, stalling a new scratch build with disastrous results.

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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Had my first one of the year, too, stalling a new scratch build with disastrous results.
Hi Mark I enjoyed your Video I noticed that some of your planes crashed due to a lack of Power/ Stalled/ use a power system that has the same thrust as the weight of the plane, use a 1 to1 power ratio, Its best to have to much power than not enough look at heads up RC motor pages, Jeff has motor combos that produce a given number of thrust in ounces, match the thrust ounces of the power system to the ounce weight of the plane, use a digital fish scale and test the thrust of the power system, and weight the plane, I normally like to have a 2 to 1 thrust power ratio Now thats fun Take care, Chellie

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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi Mark I enjoyed your Video I noticed that some of your planes crashed due to a lack of Power/ Stalled/ use a power system that has the same thrust as the weight of the plane, use a 1 to1 power ratio, Its best to have to much power than not enough look at heads up RC motor pages, Jeff has motor combos that produce a given number of thrust in ounces, match the thrust ounces of the power system to the ounce weight of the plane, use a digital fish scale and test the thrust of the power system, and weight the plane, I normally like to have a 2 to 1 thrust power ratio Now thats fun Take care, Chellie
Nothing like unlimited vertical to get you out of trouble, huh? My trouble is that's what makes me think those Tom Cruise thoughts about buzzing the tower!

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Nothing like unlimited vertical to get you out of trouble, huh? My trouble is that's what makes me think those Tom Cruise thoughts about buzzing the tower!
Yea, More power will get you out of trouble and sometimes get you into trouble taking off if you use to much of it My planes take off in about 3 to 5 feet then its straight up LOL, Request Permission to Buzz The Tower

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Chelster,

I'm building a scratch edf airliner from pieces and parts. As I've progressed in the build I'm now grossly tail heavy. In adding ballast to the nose, just to get it reasonably balanced, my thought is I need power to overcome the built in deficieny I've created. Twin 66mm edf's .

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Yea, More power will get you out of trouble and sometimes get you into trouble taking off if you use to much of it My planes take off in about 3 to 5 feet then its straight up LOL, Request Permission to Buzz The Tower
Maverick: Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.
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Chelster,

I'm building a scratch edf airliner from pieces and parts. As I've progressed in the build I'm now grossly tail heavy. In adding ballast to the nose, just to get it reasonably balanced, my thought is I need power to overcome the built in deficieny I've created. Twin 66mm edf's .
Ballast? Bigger battery!

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