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Old Jun 04, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Tuck Effect

Ok so moved the cog further forward, flying great hit a large thermal and then found at 1000ft I had no control!

After a few seconds regained control and started a turn to the left but then she then put her nose down and dissapeared at a great turn of speed.

Found her after an extended search. Nose was a right off, interestingly one aerial wire on the Rx was detached and the depron had fractured arround one of the tailerons.

So was this the dreaded tuck effect or not. Not sure if I had control during the dive as could not hear the motor but suspect it was a combination of Rx, Ae wire and the dreaded tuck.
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