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Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Post your RC failures!

Hey check out this RC failures forum!
Post some fails what have happened to you when using rc's! we want to hear!
Here is my RC fail check out this guys!

EPIC FAIL! R / C crashes into face (0 min 33 sec)


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Get posting away!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:57 PM
Not Funny......
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Sherlock? Is that you?
(Probably not)
Nothing like distracting the EDF forums......
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Yeah it is sherlock
Ah lmao atleast its a laugh
Lightens up the edf forums!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:00 PM
Not Funny......
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Yeah it is sherlock
Ah lmao atleast its a laugh
Lightens up the edf forums!
No, this SPAMs up the EDF forums.....
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Nah its related
Man lighten up! Its just something to lighten this forum up
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Nah its related
Man lighten up! Its just something to lighten this forum up
Well at least post something worthwhile, of course that little copter was going to hit something in a room filled with stuff...
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:37 PM
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I vote spam,
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Yeah but its just how he hit him in the face and he didnt expect it!
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 01:35 AM
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That wasn't RC failure, it was "dumb thumb", I have done similar thing when learning fly 3/D with powerful 2Kwatt foamy model. It happened at the beach, finishing in the serious injury to my 3 fingers on my left hand and 15/4 APC prop even managed to cut 2 switches on my TX while I was trying to protect myself with it. It was on the full throttle flying into myself while I was trying to pull up to avoid myself. Total fak up! Lot wiser after that. Take care Joe.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Ah jeez man hope your okay!
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Hey check out this RC failures forum!
Post some fails what have happened to you when using rc's! we want to hear!
Here is my RC fail check out this guys!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g6NEYvHd9E

Enjoy!
And remember to post your failures and story's of your rc disasters !
Get posting away!
What is that you're flying and where can I get one?
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Time was the mid 1970's. I'd come out of control line into RC and wasn't planning to go back so converted a Fox .35 Stunt C/L engine to RC by adding a throttled carb. It seemed to run fine and was fitted to a just completed scratch build from magazine plans. In those days, I (and most RC fliers) had one set of radio gear and it was fitted and the engine tested... all seemed fine.

Climb out to the right went perfect, the plane had ground handled well and lifted off smoothly and was climbing very nicely when... I lost it. While never getting trimmed, it evidently was in fairly good trim as it established a slow right turn behind the flight line. It continued the turn and was off to the left rear when obtaining enough bank to lose altitude, though it had only climbed to about one hundred feet.

At full power, it slammed into the near vertical face of a clay bank left from excavating the site. Memory has it that the pieces were the smallest of any crash witnessed. The cause... evidently the battery case had been shoe horned too tightly under the fuel tank as vibration had broken a battery tab.

It has always grieved me that a scratch build that seemed to be so close to good trim, never got the opportunity to really show its stuff and that an engine I'd been proud of converting, seemed up to the task but I let it down by carelessness.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:55 PM
Must not buy more planes!
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Here ya go - my R/C failures for 2012 in a neat package.

Basement R/C Crash Compilation 2012 (3 min 40 sec)
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 01:41 AM
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Lol

My fail is i forgo to check my contols surfaces on my foamy as iwas very eager turned out they were reversed and pulled down on the stick to gain altitude and full throttled right into the runway withh no time to drop the throttle totally deetroyed into 3 pices took the electronics and am building a new plane with it now and hopefully maiden it tommorrow
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 05:26 PM
Must not buy more planes!
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Oh no! I used to feel smugly superior to people who made that mistake until I did it myself.
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