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SkunkyMagoo
06-23-2008, 05:26 AM
Nothing like seeing a puff of foam after hitting a pole at 80mph.

Firestem4
06-23-2008, 05:55 AM
not to mention a loud THUD

SkunkyMagoo
06-23-2008, 05:57 AM
Yea but it was sweet lookin huh :D:D

toons
06-23-2008, 05:59 AM
Nothing like seeing a puff of foam after hitting a pole at 80mph.

That's it... that's all that's left... holy frack!!! :<:

Ben D wing
06-23-2008, 10:12 AM
It's not a total wipe-out;
At least you can re-use the three gold connectors!:silly:
Seriously though, sorry to hear of your loss. So what's is it to be next, another Stryker or a Funjet?

firemanbill
06-23-2008, 02:10 PM
Ouch! Sorry to hear of your loss...:(

Like Ben said, at least you can re use the connectors! :Q

idealhobbies
06-23-2008, 02:24 PM
Skunky,

I'm with you. My Stryker was completely destroyed Thursday on a maiden after upgrading. I had put 9 hours of work reinforcing the wings, carbon fiber rods, strengthening the underbelly, filling, painting, sanding and prepping for a 45 second flight. I had a burnout and failure. I could only watch as it plowed in nose first (only weak spot on the fuse / carbon fiber next time). Wattmeter before flight showed no problems. I was sick. Only thing useable on mine is the little tail retainers. Everything else was broken... even the battery covers.

So, I'm with you. It sucks! I've already ordered the replacement parts from Advantage Hobby (came out cheaper with the free shipping over $50) and will rebuild.

firemanbill
06-23-2008, 02:27 PM
Well that's a bummer too bro!:( It does break your heart when you put that much time and effort into one.

You'll both be back in the air in no time I bet though.:D

idealhobbies
06-23-2008, 02:41 PM
Bill, I'm hooked on the Stryker. It's a lot of fun to fly. I HAD to get another one ASAP. Was just heart breaking, especially when the was nothing at all I could do but watch it go in. Would not be so bad if it were just the Stryker itself, but the only electronics that survived was the reciever (thank God). Motor gone, ESC gone, battery squished but acting ok so far. I'm keeping a close eye on the battery and don't really trust it. It charged (outside and away from the house of course) and has the correct voltage so far.

firemanbill
06-23-2008, 02:51 PM
Yes I love the Stryker also, it is such a fun plane to fly. We ran the snot out of it this weekend too. Me and Mason both really enjoy flying it. Ours is completely storck except for a few ounces of epoxy strategically placed in certain areas that required some attention if you know what I mean!:o:Q

idealhobbies
06-23-2008, 03:42 PM
Ours is completely storck except for a few ounces of epoxy strategically placed in certain areas that required some attention if you know what I mean!:o:Q

Yes I do!

SkunkyMagoo
06-23-2008, 03:43 PM
Yep new stryker for me. Probably a little faster this time, maybe like 35-40 amps. I could have sworn I was above that pole. I have probably a 100 flights on that old stryker in that same field, dunno what happened. Oh well it was awesome to see! I even made the light pole sway back and forth!

I did like 4-5 circuits and on the 6th some pole popped out of no where! LOL...

firemanbill
06-23-2008, 03:54 PM
I did like 4-5 circuits and on the 6th some pole popped out of no where! LOL...


Yup... done that to... Football goal post... Trees... power lines...

My depth perception sucks apparantly.:Q That is one of the reason I joined our club with it's wide open unobstructed fyling space.

and I still hit a tree... twice!:o

SkunkyMagoo
06-23-2008, 04:01 PM
LOL

See out here in CA it would cost AMA+Club+Field Dues to fly, equals about $350-$500 just to fly...

firemanbill
06-23-2008, 04:04 PM
yikes. My club is $105 per year ($50 of that is for a city permit since it is on city park property) but my son gets his for $1 as a family member so it's $106 a year for us to fly there plus AMA of course but I would have that anyway so I don't count that.

Well worth it for us. I know it's not for everyone but it serves us well, and it's close to home too.

We just don't have any good open sites around us that allow flying.

SkunkyMagoo
06-23-2008, 04:07 PM
Well our little park is getting rather crowded now, so we will be needing some land SOON. What is this permit you talk about? Interested in looking into that out here, is there something that maps out city parks? I know you are in a diff state, maybe steer me in the right direction...:)

firemanbill
06-23-2008, 04:16 PM
Our club is on the Newport News Park property which is part of the watershed that fills the resvoirs for our area. It works real well for us since there is not anything for a mile or so in any direction from the field.

I think the city just came up with a way to gather a few more dollars from the club members by putting the permit fee in place. It does not allow us to fly at other parks in the area, just our club field.

SkunkyMagoo
06-23-2008, 04:19 PM
Yea I would just want ONE place to fly, but a guaranteed place to fly! Without having to fly with A-Holes who are better than everyone else and without paying $500 so some club pres can drive a benz.

firemanbill
06-23-2008, 04:23 PM
Fortunately our club isn't like that. We have a good mix of gas, glow and electric and we all seem to get along pretty good.

I wish you could find one like that too but it sounds like things are a lot different over there on the left coast.:(

son of alpea42
06-27-2008, 12:19 AM
:QHey mark the stryker keeps me on my feet when i fly it but i never crashed it.I just landed it inverted and tried to glide it in but it hit the ground flat.:D

FlyWheel
06-27-2008, 12:38 AM
LOL

See out here in CA it would cost AMA+Club+Field Dues to fly, equals about $350-$500 just to fly...

yikes. My club is $105 per year ($50 of that is for a city permit since it is on city park property) but my son gets his for $1 as a family member so it's $106 a year for us to fly there plus AMA of course but I would have that anyway so I don't count that.

Well worth it for us. I know it's not for everyone but it serves us well, and it's close to home too.

We just don't have any good open sites around us that allow flying.

Yipes! And I thought the $60 fee for The York Flyers was a little steep! Then again, if you add the gas costs of getting the 35 miles (one way) to the field and back...http://mescal.pixelized.ch/smilies/scratch.gif

Alpea42
06-27-2008, 03:37 PM
One pilots trash is a 10 yr olds treasure here's the wreckage and what the rebuild looks like . James got the wing a little twisted on the rebuild so it changes trim as air speed changes but all in all it flys acceptably and he';s having fun with it and if a pilot askes to try it I say no prob. Hey Mark there is a nitro flying field 5 mi. from Chino and they have a Parkflier area.LOL About the size of a decent res. house lot. Their day use fee is $10. Of course they're not gonna be too happy with 80 MPH Strykers over the main runway when there are $2500. 1/4 scale Cap 22s and Extra 300s with expensive D A $1500 twin cylinder engines in the air.LOL Actually they're not too happy anyway.It's the Pomaona Valley Model Airplane Club great site, big club unfriendly people. http://pvmac.com/_borders/PVMAC%20Logo%20Black.jpg

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Pudknocker71
06-28-2008, 01:35 AM
Good to know you had all that plane out in front of the prop. It's nearly always the prop that gives it's life 1st.:rolleyes:

SkunkyMagoo
06-28-2008, 01:44 AM
At that speed it wouldn't have mattered what hit first hehehe. The fuse held up well, clean cut right through like I took a saw to it.

Pudknocker71
07-27-2008, 03:58 PM
I'm gonna ride Skunky's shirt tale here....Hope you don't mind Skunky.

Plowed my Stryker straight in from maybe 400 feet up. Motor mount twisted pulling out all the wires out from the ESC. Lost all power to everything. Came down like a lawn dart. Made an awful thud and splash sound on impact. Luckily though, it hit in 2 feet of water in a mucky swamp area that broke it's fall. Only very minor damage to fuse. Ejected the 3s 2200 never to be found.

Hopefully "Turbo" (far right) will post a picture of where it was found. "Spud" (far Left) found it. He waded in above his knees when he found it and pulled it out. Turbo is our group crasher, skilled pilot and daredevil. He was eager to see someone else's carnage as well as look for it.:rolleyes:

Oh, tree line in the back ground is beginning of the swamp area.