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Old Dec 07, 2014, 03:49 PM
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What plane have you recently crashed, and why?

There used to be a thread called this, and I liked it. It was closed. Here's a new one!

I'll Start. EFlite Carbon Z Yak. Rolled the wrong way out of knife edge, altitude 10'.
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Old Dec 07, 2014, 04:28 PM
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Alfa p-39, elevator control horn broke free
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Old Dec 07, 2014, 04:48 PM
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Atlantic Ocean

Have a Raptor 2 meter Sailplane that has been in the ocean 3 times. Once due to power failure, another to low battery and could not make it back to shore.
Still flies!
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Old Dec 07, 2014, 06:18 PM
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Multiplex Dogfighter. Brand new Hitec elevator servo failed during a loop. The plane looped itself into the down hill side of a hill. Nose completely totaled and is not repairable. Oddly enough the wing survived entirely unscathed.
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Old Dec 07, 2014, 07:29 PM
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Itís been so long I canít remember. I probably should not make it sound like Iím bragging because that would certainly end my good fortune.

Yesterday I did have a close call though when the ESC/BEC failed; it was just when I did a touch-and-go. When I throttled up nothing worked but the throttle stayed up and the plane nosed over and stopped.
If it had gotten into the air I donít know what would have happened. I have replaced the ESC and hope that is all it was.

David
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 12:05 AM
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Took the landing gear off my Mini UltraStick...again. Turbulence.

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Old Dec 08, 2014, 01:13 AM
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A couple months back I crashed a brand new Durafly Bf110 on takeoff because of a stuck right aileron servo. Not repairable. Today I tore the landing gear off of my brand new Flyzone Beaver and flipped it over, not too much damage.
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 05:04 AM
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I recently lost my Sig Kadet Senior Sport.

I was doing huge loops, and enjoying them immensley.

So much so, that I neglegted to throttle back on the down slope.

The wing broke on a line from the end of the wing tube, to the inside corner of the aileron.

Research turned up a few instances of this happend on the Kadet Senior ARF. I assume that it shares wing design with the Senior Sport.
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 09:54 AM
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Last plane I crashed was this past summer. it was my 3dhs 57'' extra. Did a poptop at full throttle on a down-line and threw the battery. Had to wath it flat spin from 200 feet up into the ground. However it gave me an excuse to get the new EF 60'' Yak 54 EXP.
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 10:01 AM
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The last plane was a heli. Hit by a falling walnut!
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 10:24 AM
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I ran into the opposite side of a concrete wall on approach. There is a shooting range next to the airfield the wall divides the two and i miss judged the height of the wall.... good bye Pogo the only parts i was able to save where the servos.
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 11:12 AM
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There is a shooting range next to the airfield the wall divides the two
you don't fly at Whittier Narrows, do you?
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 12:14 PM
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My scratch-built Sassy, crashed at NEAT 2014. Normally, I store my small models with the wings on, but for travelling to NEAT, I removed the wing. When I reinstalled it, I didn't realize the Orange gyro/receiver combo has two aileron outputs (one of which is REVERSED). Talking to a friend whilst taking off, I didn't check the aileron direction, and wound up rolling in on take off. Didn't take long to fix, but it was embarrassing!

CD

This may be updated shortly, as I've a new model to test fly...
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 01:03 PM
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Couple weeks back now, but an SU35, set up as a pusher prop.

Prop got in the way of the launcher.
Problem was my right hand was the launcher.

Broke the prop, and knocked the motor /mount off the plane.
Hand didn't fare as well.
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 01:19 PM
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The last plane was a heli. Hit by a falling walnut!
That's gotta be an all time rare event....
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