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Old Jan 08, 2013, 01:36 PM
Too much to do not enough time
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Wing is salvageable, but the fuselage/tail is all 1 unit. So yes, it IS fixable, but I'm not 100% happy with the construction of the wing in the first place. More expedient for me to just make a brand new airplane.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 02:14 PM
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I often feel the same way....I'd rather spend 3-4 weeks building a NEW plane than 1-2 hours fixing a crashed one
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:48 PM
Flying addicted and lovin it!
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Threw together a little light viewing of some crashes from 2012. Micros, park size up to 60 size planes. Was a fun, but damaging, year! Hope someone gets a little laugh out of it.

Marlin

2012 RC Aircraft Crash Compilation (9 min 6 sec)
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 02:32 PM
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This was my second flight with easystar. I had before just little bit of flying with auto-stabilized plane and 1-2 hours on simulator. Here I crashed after two succesful loops, third was tooo low and I lost orientation. Hope, some glue will help now .
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 02:36 PM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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I had before just little bit of flying with auto-stabilized plane and 1-2 hours on simulator....I crashed after two succesful loops, third was tooo low and I lost orientation. Hope, some glue will help now .
Biting off more than one could chew, methinks!! I'd buy the SuperSaver size of glue if I were you....
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:37 PM
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This was my second flight with easystar. I had before just little bit of flying with auto-stabilized plane and 1-2 hours on simulator. Here I crashed after two succesful loops, third was tooo low and I lost orientation. Hope, some glue will help now .
I can see the Sir Winston Churchill backbone showing through here (Keep calm and carry on), but I must say that it might be time to find the bin. Then again, if you do try to breath life back into the bits, more power to you.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 03:00 AM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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I'll agree that it's at the upper end of the damage spectrum but I've seen worse repaired.

Bang on, jolly good show what?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 03:28 AM
Heli's rule!
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Well, here is one from the other day.... Was flying my UMX gee bee at the park, I managed to clip a tree while flying, which I am pretty sure would have caused a crash had it not been an AS3x plane.... Upon landing, I found it put a 1/8 inch dent about 2" from wing root...

I was a little bummed, but about two min later, it seemed pretty small.... I was practicing rolls, and trying to use some elevator when inverted to keep it from losing altitude. The first try looked great, then I turned and tried it again going the other direction, brain farted and I gave up elevator as soon as I hit inverted, noticed it coming down and, per usual, did what I normally do to gain altitude fast, which is full UP elevator.... unfortunately I was going pretty fast and low, so pulled it in straight down into the asphalt at full speed....

The right wing is being held on only by the flying wires, wheel pant broke in half, front crushed.... Now more good news, I picked up all the bits, and with a little glue, its good as new....ish..... well, its flyable anyway, i hope. At least the motor wasnt damaged, apparently, the rest of the plane broke its fall...
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 04:05 AM
use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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who cares about the fram. you got an awesome set of electronics to put into a home brew project
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Owww, poor little bugger is all smashy.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:44 PM
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Ouch, hard to look at.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:25 PM
The original Flying Pigs Sqd.
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Aah yes, the "when inverted down is up and up is expensive" syndrome...
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:47 PM
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Finally got a couple good pics of a pretty bad crash to share :/. Gonna be an ugly repair.




Loss of orientation/dumb thumbs
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:46 PM
Too windy to fly? Lets surf
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The paint scheme doesn't help
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 01:06 AM
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The paint scheme doesn't help
Correct. The bottom does have grey paint and black stripes but it was getting dark out when this happened and I couldn't tell which way was up. If I make another one it will be bright colors again. Good news is all electronic parts are fine and all servos and control surfaces respond.
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