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Old Aug 12, 2009, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by KnimRod
Had the maiden flight with the FPV/OSD this evening.. It didn't go too well and the plane crashed into a mud bog. At about 1:13 into the flight, the pilot was completely locked out and lost control.. I'm not really sure what happened but I'm thinking the BEC was overloaded and crapped out.

No damage but it was a muddy mess. (I think I may have to throw my shoes out). The radio system seems to work fine still. I'll do a good range check but probably install a UBEC for piece of mind. I'm using a 2.4GHz Assan radio system and a 900 MHz video Tx/Rx.
Bugger dude!! All that grass and it had to hit the mud!!

It looks like you were flying on a half flat battery too... 11v at the start, and then when you gunned it, it dropped into the 9vs. That's not good if its a Lipo.

How far away do you think you were?
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