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Old Nov 27, 2007, 01:23 PM
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XPS2.4G/A4 Fly away update???

Was there any final conclusion as to how Rvincents A4 could fly out of site in a hold last command, full throttle using the XPS 2.4G???

Thats to weird and I'm wondering how catastrophic of internal electronics failure one might need to simulate this on the bench.

Any post partem clues???
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Old Nov 27, 2007, 07:51 PM
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I dont think they will ever know as they havnt found the plane! so at this point its speculation
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 05:41 PM
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I have failsafes programed in now though! They sent me (2) 8 ch receivers and I have flown them quite a bit and no issues so far
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 09:49 PM
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How far did it fly off before you couldn't see it anymore?

A guy at our club got a plane back a month or so later. We were at the field, when a local pulled up with the plane, almost entirely undamaged. Nice of them to return it.
I did the glass work on the cowl for the guy, and it was basically good as new.

Plane flew off again.
Never found it that time.
I question his pilot skills, as both times it happened from a 1-out, and the plane actually kept flying on one engine.
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 10:13 PM
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We have heard no news yet, but the local club is still keeping their eyes and ears out for it.
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 10:22 PM
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You know, sometimes electrical items just fart XPS gave me replacement parts, (Thanks Guys!) I have a new A-4 looks EXACTLY like the one that got away, and it's over The system is working great now and the only problem is I need 34 more receivers!

Hey Jim Ole' mBuddy Can you make me a deal on 34 more?
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