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Old Sep 04, 2012, 09:57 PM
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Skysurfer gone.. just.. gone...

Today my faithful Skysurfer decided to make a break for freedom. I was excecuting a sharp left turn at full throttle at some altitude when I experienced a momentary loss of power. Power came back within a split second and that is when I realized, to my horror, that I had no throttle or directional control at all. I hit my throttle cut switch and tried to nose down to at least save the electronics but nothing. All I could do watch watch her fly south at full throttle, at substantial altitude, completely out of sight and no sign of slowing down. I walked about 2 miles due south of my field listening for the no radio signal beep and trying to blip the throttle occasionally to hear the motor but it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Damn... I loved that plane too,
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