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Old 01-27-2009, 06:41 AM   #76
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LOL I'm laughing as I watch it again. In the audio you can here Phil say "OOh what happened? " And me reply "No Up" How many times is that the pilots 1st statement after colliding with Earth.

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Old 01-27-2009, 09:38 PM   #77
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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!
Well, getting along with the rebuild, Decided not to go with the white with red stripes as seen on nearly all cessna's it seems, and go with my own design. Not finished yet, but what do you guys think?


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Old 01-28-2009, 02:56 AM   #78
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Well, getting along with the rebuild, Decided not to go with the white with red stripes as seen on nearly all cessna's it seems, and go with my own design. Not finished yet, but what do you guys think?
very nice repair job Dont forget to take the sunglasses with you next time Take care and have fun, Chellie

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Old 01-28-2009, 06:03 AM   #79
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thanks Chellie, i will!
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I crashed my FP heli today.

Yesterday I received my small EDF that replaced the tail motor and I had many successful tail-in hovers in my back yard. Today at work I was flying in the street and it was a little windy and I knew I shouldn't be out there, Anyway my heli hit a lamp post and disengrated.

Damage: broken frame, broken skids, broken main blades.

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Old 02-02-2009, 05:15 AM   #81
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Sorry to hear of the heli crash, that's pretty serious when you're breaking frames!!!

I learned what the cold does to LiPos today. One nasty landing with my DG-1000 because I was too low to make it back when the battery stopped supplying juice for the motor!

I shouldn't have flown - maybe I'll learn my lesson one of these days, "If it doesn't seem right, don't make the flight!"

Tore off both wing tips, cracked the fuse, knocked out all the forward bulkheads.
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well i had my first severe crash with my slow stick.. i was flying in the neighborhood, and i was going to make a low pass along the snow, and then i remembered that there is a FIRE HYDRANT in my neighbors yard!! it was too late, and my slow stick and the fire hydrant had a mishap

.. and the fire hydrant won. damage total: 1 motor mount, 1 propeller, 1 bent gearbox shaft, 1 broken wing mount, 1 broken pushrod guide, 1 broken horizontal stabilizer.

But, shes all fixed up, glued everything except propeller which i replaced, and i straightened the motor shaft.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:17 PM   #83
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definatley #7. I took a pic and it looks great. Will post later

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Old 02-07-2009, 08:30 PM   #84
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#4. t-28

flying is not for birds, but for random household items that look like they can have airfoil.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:13 PM   #85
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Here's a cool crash pic. I took of a T-28 yesterday . It makes it's own grave marker LOL

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crashed my fledgling yesterday.I was practicing takeoffs & landings.I knew my battery was getting low but I just had to try one more takeoff (start chuckling now).Classic stall as soon as it got airborne right wing dipped & noseplanted from 8 feet high
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:18 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by Alpea42 View Post
Here's a cool crash pic. I took of a T-28 yesterday . It makes it's own grave marker LOL
heheh this bird really loves to pose, huh? I have a similar shot after i an off the runway into a sinkhole - just a little scuffing on the prop though


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Originally Posted by groundrushesup View Post
heheh this bird really loves to pose, huh? I have a similar shot after i an off the runway into a sinkhole - just a little scuffing on the prop though
Thats funny glad there was no damage done to it, Take care, Chellie

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Originally Posted by Rolling Thunder View Post
crashed my fledgling yesterday.I was practicing takeoffs & landings.I knew my battery was getting low but I just had to try one more takeoff (start chuckling now).Classic stall as soon as it got airborne right wing dipped & noseplanted from 8 feet high

Yea, that last flight on a low lipo will get you every time hope there was not to much damage done to the plane, Take care, Chellie

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#1. My phase 3 ef-16. Very very bad

flying is not for birds, but for random household items that look like they can have airfoil.
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Plane: Airfoilz Extra 260 Hybrid
Cause: Pilot Error
Result: Plane will never fly again.
Description: Pilot lost orientation in the setting sun and dumb thumbed it in to a death spiral and the plane met the ground with authority.

Pics of carnage will appear later.

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Avoid that sun.

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Yes the sun is evil. Since my primary flying site has the pilots facing west I may refrain from flying in the late afternoon and evening from now on.

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Someone KICK ME Please When i Mess up, I Really Mess up Guess what Dumb Stupid Thing I did today At WSEF with Hundreds of people watching Me I crash Landed my Giant Bi Plane, after a Wild Ride of about 2 1/2 mins trying to save it, I Finally got it down low and Dropped a wing on Landing, It was a good Save, as there is no damage to the Fuselage, I broke the wing tips and the end of one wing, one of the ailerons pulled out, and i broke another aileron, and broke a prop, ALL Because, I FORGOT to REMOVE some T Pins that i put in the lower wings ailerons to help keep the ailerons from Warping during Storage, I checked the movement of the control surfaces, the top aileron seemed not to move as much as before, i did not see the bottom aileron was binding in the middle and locked at the tips, DUMB DUMB DUMB thing to do, i see now why on full size fighter planes that they have TAGs on the lock pins used on some areas of the aircraft, I Deserve the DUMB BLOND OF THE YEAR AWARD on this One Oh well, it could have been worse, I can repair it in a few hours, But I Really FUDGED UP on this one I Learned my Lesson, Talk about a Wild Ride, for 2 1/2 Mins, trying to save this Bird, That was the Wildest Ride I Have Ever had LOL Ok, The only thing that really got hurt, was what Little pride i had Take care, Chellie



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Sounds like you got away with murder to me!!! good save my bestist Bubett
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Sounds like you got away with murder to me!!! good save my bestist Bubett
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ALpea42 was there too, He saw the whole thing, he was right next to me Oh Well, I have not crashed for a while, so I was due, Take care Steve

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Chellie sounds like ya made one heck of a save! Bummer about forgetting the t-pin could of been worse remember that giant bomber that used to fly at shows they forgot to put in a bolt that held the wing halves together.
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Ya did alright sweety, yeppers ya sure did!

Much certainly better than one of my buds crashed hi $3,000 Yak today, broke it clean in half, and another who crashed his Seagull Decathlon.
A few weeks ago I had my Art Tech Decathlon go in, everything just went dead up there........nobody home. Bout 100ft up, just after leveling out from an Immelman. Plane wasnt in any trouble flying wise at that momment but it just started settling into a glide and so I and gave her some throttle and no response, brought the throttle to zip thinking it must have hit LVC.
But no flight controls either, no response when I fed a tad aileron to correct the left bank it was developing. And nothing else either.
After that nothing to do but let go and watch, bumped the ailerons a couple times in case it came back on, but down she went in a sprial for three turns and then smack. the typical wingtip/nose hit that happens and yup she's done.


So, im retiring this one, and already had a new love in sight.
My new Decathlon, a larger one and a balsa ARF instead of a foamie.
It's from Hobby King, and was a great bargain and a sweetly done ARF.
Working on her now, she'll be ready to Freddie in a few days to a week.


Still Chellie, ya did fine Gonna start callin you Pancho..............

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ALpea42 was there as well?? the plot thick'in's!!Ha!Haa!
Glad you wonderfull Plane made it and will fly once more, I feel sorta close to that plane watch'in you build her,I got the foam to do a biggie and Hope it looks half as good as your's,,bubsteve

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Well about a month ago I was flying my mini telemaster it was a little windy, but not to bad. As I was flying wind started picking up, but it was still manageable after about 12 min. brought her down. My gut was telling me to pack it up, but that dumb guy on my shoulder convinced me to put her up again (mental note ignore the dumb guy). Got her up at first it wasn't to bad then all hell broke loose. wind took her so fast that diving couldn't get her back to me. Went clear across the field right into a stand of tree's. To late to get her down. Next day my son and I went back with a ladder and my pool vac pole and the skimmer pole. We spent 2 hrs poking it got it to drop down went into the tree next to it. Started to rain at this point my arm is dead from the pole and holding the ladder, sent my son up and told him to whack it down,at this point I just want the electronics back. the plane was not repairable.


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