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ditchit 04-04-2022 01:20 PM

Crashed de Havilland DH 91 Albatross
 
After a successful maiden flight in strong winds I was confident about flying the Frobisher again in kinder weather. The first flight of the day went really well although did show the difficult ground handling characteristics. The second flight ended in disaster. Powered up after pointing into wind but even with rudder the Frobisher yawed around almost into down wind direction. I should have abandoned the take off run but foolishly continued and once in the air it stalled. I corrected but it immediately tip stall over the other way and crashed. A sad end to a beautiful model but hey...it's just a hobby !

Sharing this experience so that others might learn from my mistake. To err is human and I think the most important thing is to understand why it happened and try not to do it again. I should have abandoned the take off and waited for the wind to reduce. Simple.


solentlife 04-04-2022 04:20 PM

We all have done it ...

Sad to see.

quorneng 04-04-2022 04:31 PM

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Dom
That is a real shame but all credit to you for showing the crash.
We have all done it but this still from the crash video shows just before the right wing dropped the Albatross in a rather nose high attitude with full right aileron applied. A sure recipe to promote a wing stall.
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Don't worry I crashed mine too!
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Don Sims 04-05-2022 03:24 AM

Ohhh man! Sure hate to see such a great looking model bite the dust like that.


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