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Old 03-25-2014, 11:54 PM   #2901
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Today the RC gods were with me. I went to the field and launched my .40 size Escapade. As I was flying, I felt the Lipo battery that I use to power my transmitter come loose and fall out of the transmitter. Before I could land the plane, the weight of the battery pulled the connector apart, and my transmitter went dead. All I could do then was watch and wait for the inevitable crash.

What followed next was a thing of beauty. The motor stopped, the wings stayed level, and I just watched as my airplane glided to a nice landing on a bush free part of the field. The only damage done was the tail wheel was knocked off. I feel very lucky.

I have no pictures or video, but I did have a witness.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:30 AM   #2902
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Today the RC gods were with me. I went to the field and launched my .40 size Escapade. As I was flying, I felt the Lipo battery that I use to power my transmitter come loose and fall out of the transmitter. Before I could land the plane, the weight of the battery pulled the connector apart, and my transmitter went dead. All I could do then was watch and wait for the inevitable crash.

What followed next was a thing of beauty. The motor stopped, the wings stayed level, and I just watched as my airplane glided to a nice landing on a bush free part of the field. The only damage done was the tail wheel was knocked off. I feel very lucky.

I have no pictures or video, but I did have a witness.
Brad: Jeez, are you lucky, or what!!! You'd better go out and buy some lottery tickets pronto
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:47 AM   #2903
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Originally Posted by TriStar_drvr View Post
Today the RC gods were with me. I went to the field and launched my .40 size Escapade. As I was flying, I felt the Lipo battery that I use to power my transmitter come loose and fall out of the transmitter. Before I could land the plane, the weight of the battery pulled the connector apart, and my transmitter went dead. All I could do then was watch and wait for the inevitable crash.

What followed next was a thing of beauty. The motor stopped, the wings stayed level, and I just watched as my airplane glided to a nice landing on a bush free part of the field. The only damage done was the tail wheel was knocked off. I feel very lucky.

I have no pictures or video, but I did have a witness.
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Originally Posted by TriStar_drvr View Post
Today the RC gods were with me. I went to the field and launched my .40 size Escapade. As I was flying, I felt the Lipo battery that I use to power my transmitter come loose and fall out of the transmitter. Before I could land the plane, the weight of the battery pulled the connector apart, and my transmitter went dead. All I could do then was watch and wait for the inevitable crash.

What followed next was a thing of beauty. The motor stopped, the wings stayed level, and I just watched as my airplane glided to a nice landing on a bush free part of the field. The only damage done was the tail wheel was knocked off. I feel very lucky.

I have no pictures or video, but I did have a witness.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:55 AM   #2905
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Originally Posted by TriStar_drvr View Post
Today the RC gods were with me. I went to the field and launched my .40 size Escapade. As I was flying, I felt the Lipo battery that I use to power my transmitter come loose and fall out of the transmitter. Before I could land the plane, the weight of the battery pulled the connector apart, and my transmitter went dead. All I could do then was watch and wait for the inevitable crash.

What followed next was a thing of beauty. The motor stopped, the wings stayed level, and I just watched as my airplane glided to a nice landing on a bush free part of the field. The only damage done was the tail wheel was knocked off. I feel very lucky.

I have no pictures or video, but I did have a witness.
You and Larry3215 have something in common now, you both made great unassisted Landings look at the video at 2:15


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We are shooting for the 1st weekend in may for the picnic. Not sure yet which day is best. For some reason I have a hankering for brownies so scratch them off your list of what to bring.
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