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Old Nov 03, 2010, 01:33 PM
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alas, poor whirlwind...

"I ain't got it"
"I think a linkage is broke or jammed"
"maybe battery"
"oh well"
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Old Nov 03, 2010, 10:50 PM
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Ahhhh...that sucks. No chance to recover it?

Reminds me of a story someone told me of their twin powered aircraft flying off into the distance over and ocean after he lost radio contact and never saw it again.
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 01:15 AM
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The cliffs at that location were "only" about 600-700 ft high, but absolutely unclimbable.

For some reason one aileron jammed in fully deflected position. I tried my darndest, but could not save the model. That Whirlwind was a great airplane, and losing it was a real bummer.

Thanks for posting my humiliating loss Doc...
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