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Yak vs Light Pole

Old 11-14-2008, 04:15 AM
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Flying my little Yak 55 in strong winds today, a light pole snuck in from the side. Was able to recover a little, but servos were knocked lose and control was minimal. I added a few sound effects to the video, just to make it worth watching.


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Old 11-14-2008, 06:24 AM
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Hi Phil Neet video, that pole swayed over to get your plane, i saw it At least your Laughing about it Take care, Chellie
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:55 PM
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I did the same thing on Wednesday. I put my new Cap 232 into a light pole on final approach. Darn depth perseption. To my eyes, I was well in front of the pole. The "Bong" informed me that I wasn't. Ripped my wing off and then fell about 75 feet. Newjak is attempting repair (thanks again Barry). 1/2 of the wing was ripped off, and the nose forward of the canopy is a jigsaw puzzle of balsa.

I feel your pain.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:35 PM
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With me it's not just depth perception. I get so focused on my plane that I get tunnel vision, and forget to use peripheral vision to see what obsticles are around.

"I feel your pain."

Oh please. I've been in RC over a year now. If crashing caused me pain, the first month alone would have killed me.
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lol i like the sound effects
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:36 PM
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i must say i enjoy the laughing going on...
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That was one of those attack light poles, you can't see them but they usually have notches on them somewhere hidden...keeping track of how many planes they have downed!

Nice sound effects too!
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:18 AM
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If your wingspans 36" the litepoles 12",( Now stay with me here) Thats the same thing as fly'in a baseball around a park'in lot with 8' wide barriers every 20-30', thats why I never fly the blacktop-o-death!!!bub, steve PS that fly'in boat of your's looks to be a handfull of plane!! great-Job!!!
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Nice video.
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