View Single Post
Old Sep 26, 2005, 11:24 AM
foofinator is offline
Find More Posts by foofinator
Registered User
Joined Jul 2003
202 Posts
Crash, help me figure out what happened

I was flying my PTS mustang at the field the other day in 35 MPH gusts and managed to bring it down. However, yesterday with calm conditions and clear skies I crashed. I took the speed brakes off before the flight and took off. Did some loops, low passes etc, the plane was ALOT faster. I brought it in for landing and lined it up with the runway. I eased back the throttle to zero and started coming in. About 5 feet off the ground the plane started lurching to my left, (its right). I tried to use the ailerons to correct but instead it just dumped all the way over, cartwheeled in, ripping the wing off and crushing the fues. Well it's being repaired, but I'd like some helpful pointers I guess on maybe something to do different? My alpha has no problem coming in, but I thinnk it's because I feel safer with the longer legs than the low to the ground stance of the stang.

Thanks in advance.
foofinator is offline Find More Posts by foofinator
Reply With Quote