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Old Dec 05, 2012, 01:33 PM
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I feel the pain, I maidened my 1/4 scale RV4 with the DLE 20 and all the bells yesterday. My dad was flying along with it when the right wing exploded. Well the plane went straight to its death in the woods, but the wing panel floated across a corn field. We found the carcus of the plane and under it was a dead woodpecker. We THOUGHT we may have hit it on the way down through the trees. That is untill we found the floating wing panel which contained the feathers and blood from the woodpecker. After inspecting further will was able to figure out that the bird hit the plane where the right wing attaches to the fuselage. The bird went into the fuselage and struck the regulator pretty hard as there was evidence there also. He was flying very high and never seen the woodpecker approach the plane.
Sad part for us is we only got about 4 minutes of flight on that plane and it was flying so good...

Jamie
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