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Old Jun 04, 2012, 03:28 AM
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Did the humpty dumpty on the damage w/CA and kicker. Cut a new wood deck/retract mount, new retract and steering servo. looks pretty good.
2nd flt. removed all expo off elevator.
Took off, instantly had to apply left aileron then as the speed came up it tracked straight.
Pulled around and once again it went vertical with no control, it leveled out at the top and I regained control. Now I'm freaking out, want to land so I get it around on final, wheels down NO FLAPS this time, Comes in easily and lands.
Look over can't find anything wrong and don't understand why it goes out of control.
I increase elevator travel thinking it needs more to keep control.
Take off 3rd flight, climbs easily with 7S I turn left and pull elevator to come back for a hispeed run and again it does that uncontrollable vertical. this time it doesn't come out level, stalls out and snap spins down 100ft into the ground. Lipo explodes into flames.
This time fuse not repairable but surprisingly everything else is good.
Tam offers to sell spare fuse so I meet him at Button Willow fly my F-16 and bring back new fuse.
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