Originally Posted by freechip
No he said "We just sat there and watched the plane fly off at full power"
Meaning motor is powered and plane is flying away SO my question is still good to know what type of plane are we talking about.
Not enough info to speculate as to actual cause
IC engine will operate independant of radio
( no radio signal- the engine stays at last setting)
Electric motor- BEC/ESC/ Battery etc.. -