|Mar 01, 2012, 12:36 AM|
Joined Jan 2012
hardly any damage
i rememer flying my super cub at a school and flew into the wall nose first and the whole front end right to the winshield was cave'd in. it hit the wall HARD
|Mar 01, 2012, 02:20 PM|
|Apr 12, 2012, 10:59 AM|
And the prize for BEST RECOVERY FROM A TREE goes to................
|Apr 20, 2012, 11:00 AM|
USA, SC, Easley
Joined Sep 2009
This was a very nicely built Bud Nosen Mr. Mulligan that was electric. On the 5th flight I changed to a new radio and added a little too much right rudder subtrim. When it lifted off it went right so I pulled up to get some altitude, figured I would trim it out once I got to safety. Problem is I pulled up right into the eye of the sun and lost it. I couldn't see and my spotter could not see it. Ended up over the parking lot and when I could see it was coming right at my spotter and me. From over the pits at that, people were running and yelling. Then I turned it away from us in a safe direction. At this point it was coming down fast, but in a safe spot, I pulled up but I had killed the throttle as soon as I lost it for safety sake and without the extra air over the elevator it pancaked in on the edge of the runway. In the end no one got hurt but it was scary and dangerous. Been flying for many years and have never had this close a call. Now I always am aware of the suns location even if it is not in my normal flying airspace.
It did leave one hell of a debris field.
|Apr 28, 2012, 05:29 PM|
Well, no pic but....
As my first EVER RC plane, I chose an Extra 300S. (rash decision, eh?)
Maiden: Up, down. That's it.
2nd: Not much better. Up, down, up, sideways, down.
different place-small school playground.
3rd: Launched, flew for 10 seconds, HIT THE CAR! (thankfully, no dents at all!)
4th: Flew pretty nice for about 20s, then tried a roll and...
different place-large park
5th: Forgot to check control surfaces... Ailerons reversed. You know that feeling... It starts to roll left, so you naturally try to turn it back right... it rolls left, even faster!
Fuse snapped in half, wing did too.
6th: About this time, I gave up but flew on more time. You know when you just fix a plane and you first launch it, it doesnt fly quite right? Well that happened and crash.
Moral(s) of the story:
1. Build a plane with enough power.
2. Check control surfaces before flying!
3. What, you think I forgot? For your first plane, don't buy a 3D plane.
Again, sorry no pictures!
Fuse snapped in half. 3 times.
Wing snapped in half.
# of broken props: >6
1 puffed Li-Po
|Apr 28, 2012, 10:37 PM|
|Apr 29, 2012, 10:39 AM|
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