I hesitate writing this.
Sometimes I think back on the years I've been in this hobby. All the ups and downs (literally and figuratively), the blood (prop meet skin), the sweat (pouring down my face as I labor together a plane in my garage), and the tears.
This beautiful Corsair of mine crashed today. The flight was going great. Then suddenly it looked like a mini-bomb exploded in the back. The entire empennage exploded away from the plane. There was nothing I could do but watch helplessly as she nose-dove straight into the ground.
It is totally my fault. I don't think I screwed the stab down tight enough. Even the CA I used to seal the stab and elevator to the fuse didn't prevent disaster. This one's on me and I'm sick about it.
The good news? It was all caught on video.
Incredibly, the plane is pretty much intact. There's damage of course to the front end and tears along the front and in the mid-wing area under the plane. But some epoxy and elbow grease, a new hub, spinner and prop and she will fly again.
I'll upload the video tonight. It's really incredible.
But hey, at least my Seahawks won today or I would REALLY be hitting the sauce!