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Old 01-22-2009, 03:01 PM   #51
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I have an extra cowl I could send you for $5.00 plus shiping.

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Originally Posted by groundrushesup View Post
I did. Punched in my PZ T-28 right on its artfully custom-painted beak.
Oh Josh, 2 crashes in one thread??? There outta be a rule

Edit: Ok, I just scanned back through this thread and this is your FOURTH crash! You do love this hobby don't you?

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Oh Josh, 2 crashes in one thread??? There outta be a rule

Edit: Ok, I just scanned back through this thread and this is your FOURTH crash! You do love this hobby don't you?
HEY! HEY! It's WINDY in Texas!

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I have an extra cowl I could send you for $5.00 plus shiping.
Thanks for the offer - but I know my LHS has about 10 of them on the shelf and I need to drop by there tomorrow anyways.

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Having kept my little GWS zero in one piece since last April I decided to test crash it today. I hand launched it into way too strong a wind ( should have known better) and by the time my hand reached the elevator stick( mode 2 right hand launch) it was well into an instant loop. Down cured that but the down angle enabled the wind to drive it like a brick straight in. As I walked over I was aware that one of my gas balsa models would have been totalled by this time. Well the prop had gone to prop heaven (both blades) the cowl ( pop bottle) had a huge dent in it and one of the cowl to fuz mounts had popped and that was it. I couldn't believe it. A squeeze popped the cowl back into place with no sign of damage and a dap of epoxy fixed the mount. These little foam blighters are TOUGH. I never thought they would survive such a prang with so little damage.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:52 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by groundrushesup View Post
I did. Punched in my PZ T-28 right on its artfully custom-painted beak.

I got 'er up and was testing out some rolls after an adjustment to the thrustline - everything was going well except perhaps the sun was a bit bright.

About 5 minutes in to the flight, my eyes started to burn like I'd been maced. It was hard to keep them open, and I took off the hatcam I was wearing just to remove it from the list of things to think about while I tried to bring this plane down safely.

It just so happens, and by sheer luck, I put the camera down facing the eventual crash site. I stalled it and lost orientation (having only intermittent use of you eyes can do that) A short film for your consideration:




Well, it turns out that today the Cedar Pollen count here in South Texas was 9,480 grains per cubic meter. 500 is considered high. No wonder I feel like I've been freebasing caustic soda these last few days.

Between this and my Mavrick... not having the best week. I did wait for dusk when the wind settled down and put up my E-Flite Edge 540 BP - which flew great, barely 2 clicks of up elevator to complete the trimming, and it floats like a dream. The Trojan's paint has already been spackled and sanded and is waiting for a new cowl and motor mount. So I say Nyah to you, cedar pollen. Nyah.

Its a good thing I love this hobby. Sheesh.
Oh No, Sorry to hear about your Plane, I always wear sun glasses, i have sensitive eyes, and allergies too, the sun glasses help alot I am allergic to Rag Weed, never knew that untill i moved to the high desert, its part of the sage brush family, I had to move back to the LA area to get away from the Rag Weed, my friend at work has bad allergies too, he was eatting some fruit that one of the employees brought in, and it cleared his allergies right up, he was really surprised, its a combination of an Orange and Grapefruit, take care, Chellie

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While I've crashed my fair share of planes this wasn't one of them. (Honest) This photo was taken right after the soil density test was completed. The left wing decided to head south on it own after some 80+ mph high G turns. The crash was impressive scattering parts over a wide area and I had to rate it a solid 8.

Overheard by a 5yo boy, "Daddy, Can you see if he can do that again? I missed it." He got no takers but did enjoy watching the others fly.

So what was this plane? Care to take a guess?


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Originally Posted by Kosh View Post
While I've crashed my fair share of planes this wasn't one of them. (Honest) This photo was taken right after the soil density test was completed. The left wing decided to head south on it own after some 80+ mph high G turns. The crash was impressive scattering parts over a wide area and I had to rate it a solid 8.

Overheard by a 5yo boy, "Daddy, Can you see if he can do that again? I missed it." He got no takers but did enjoy watching the others fly.

So what was this plane? Care to take a guess?

Lol it looks a lot like a Parkzone Focke-Wulf 190 - ah, PZ birds do explode so well.

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Old 01-23-2009, 03:48 PM   #59
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Nice guess but not it.

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Old 01-24-2009, 01:45 PM   #60
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Ok, so the dilemma was, do I make the trek all the way back to the van for my forgotten sunglasses? Too far, i thought, It'll be fine. Then the sun came out, in that wintery-mega-bright-low in the sky kinda way. Lost sight due to sunspots, i guess is my reasoning, along with No 1. Moral? The walk seemed a helluva lot longer carrying some big 20ft extending ladders both ways to rescue the plane from the top of an oak tree! Grr!


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I cras___ err landed in a tree this month. The wind got me LOL

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Originally Posted by Kosh View Post
While I've crashed my fair share of planes this wasn't one of them. (Honest) This photo was taken right after the soil density test was completed. The left wing decided to head south on it own after some 80+ mph high G turns. The crash was impressive scattering parts over a wide area and I had to rate it a solid 8.

Overheard by a 5yo boy, "Daddy, Can you see if he can do that again? I missed it." He got no takers but did enjoy watching the others fly.

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Some kinda P-47?

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Originally Posted by Alpea42 View Post
I cras___ err landed in a tree this month. The wind got me LOL
Thats your Normal once a month Tree landing AL we all enjoy that

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Well, I spent Friday night putting the Trojan back together and I must say it turned out great - so I was anxious to put it back up yesterday.

Everything was good 'cept maybe it was a tad windy... When on an upwind leg, I seemed to completely lose power.

I had to dead-stick a landing - with the wind - over my head.

Landing was good considering the the crosswind - turns out I'd lost my prop and prop adapter completely. Just a naked shaft sitting there when I got to the plane.

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Originally Posted by 3Disaster View Post
Some kinda P-47?

Sorry also not a P-47, It is a Focke-Wulf 190 but just not a Parkzone if that helps.

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Burned my SC in late this morning...and things were going so well!!

Lost all power and control, no inputs from the Tx were received. I hopelessly watched as she glided down, caught some wind under the wing, and kartwheeled like a Russian gymnast...

Looks like the red wire on the battery pack wiggled loose; the red wire could be pulled out despite being clicked into the other side. Not sure why.

Busted the tail, but some CA and tape and I ran the other battery pack through it this afternoon. Gotta love foam.
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I didn't crash per se, but I did break a prop shaft during an exceptionally hyperactive blender with my Hyperion Yak-55 10e... :o

First time I've had a dead stick landing with an electric!
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It is a cox Fw 190.

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Originally Posted by son of alpea42 View Post
It is a cox Fw 190.
Sorry, That's not it also but good guess.

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my t-28. Watch out for that, GROUND!

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my t-28. Watch out for that, GROUND!
So much for the prop-talk!! to bad,, that 11/7 was your fave ! HaHaaa! hope you get her fixed, your bub, steve

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It is a Gws Fw 190.

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It is a Gws Fw 190.
Nope, It very hard to tell what a plane was from a pile of foam on the ground.

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HA! It only broke the nose wheel

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O K all you "come clean" crash bragards. After doing R/C for nearly 40 years I crashed 2 yesterday. LOL A green board foam XL Click. I went inverted not knowing my elevator push rod had lost a support tube and was hung up so as to not give any down elevator. Nose down and into the earth it went. Then landing a Tribute that's on it's second or third life I slowed it down too much dropped a wing and ground looped it. Breaking off the tail surfaces in a different spot than the last time the fuse got broke. Here's the link to Phils video of the Click crash you can just see it start to dive inverted towards the ground http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZIl8...d.php?p=552999# You didn't crash unless there's "film at 11" LOL It survived well just sent the prop to prop heaven and broke the motor mount off , here's me examining the damage OK one more pic. just so I'll remember to pre-flight better and not do stupid things again.
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