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Old Jun 08, 2014, 11:47 PM
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Old Jun 09, 2014, 11:05 PM
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Reconstruction



while discussing over on ESCs setup with a hobby store owner and he ask me did I crash on my current setup on my multirotor . I said nope , but later debug is not on the setup but the worn out props and other components in question (basically aging parts). interestingly It did make me look back on how far I have gone in this hobby.

We all Crash one time or another. what matters is how we get back up. some pickup the pieces and start over while other simply get back in to the action immediately.

such as life : the greatest barrier is failure to Try and failure to get back up when you fall.
Proverbs Ch.24:16

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From the picture above
just like in real Air Crash investigation this model one of the early generations of Foamie planes unfortunately on April 26 ,14 it met its end when structural fatigue takes its toll in a spectacular mid air disintegration. reconstruction of this airframe shows its construction being EPS/PS type material typical used for models of that Era , the owner told me he had it for 6-7 years. and its a well care model.
discoloration of the wings shows its age. and this plane is build before carbonfiber is widely use in RC application so in the cross-section of the damage wing shows layered PS material with a outer coating as an shell.

so now we know how long EPS models should last. before its deem unfit to fly.
I doubt if its still capable of flight even on a lighter power setup, judging by how brittle the wing structure are.

Aircraft model: Christian eagle
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Old Jun 13, 2014, 01:09 AM
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such as life : the greatest barrier is failure to Try and failure to get back up when you fall.
Proverbs Ch.24:16
roverbs 24:16

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16 for the righteous falls seven times and rises again,
but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.
So how many are you up to ??
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 02:01 AM
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proverbs 24:16

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16 for the righteous falls seven times and rises again,
but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.
So how many are you up to ??
Good point. So what happens if you finally give up?
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Old Jun 19, 2014, 07:28 PM
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I'm curious if this is the oldest, still active thread? It's 12 years old, that's probably older than some users!
Crashing never gets old.! 😂✈

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Old Jun 19, 2014, 07:57 PM
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Crashing never gets old.! 😂✈

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And we are just so darn good at it too.
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 08:44 PM
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And we are just so darn good at it too.
Blame it on gravity.! I

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Old Jun 21, 2014, 03:22 PM
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Two weeks ago I posted my son's crash. Today was my turn to rekit one. Believe it or not if you fly an Ugly Stik straight into the ground on the equinox it will NOT balance on the nose,
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Old Jun 22, 2014, 12:23 PM
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 08:40 PM
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Lost control of the plane at approx. 150 feet it rolled right, went into a dive and throttle went wide open. It lawn darted. Funny thing is it went in so straight that it did not break the spar but it did crush everything forward of it. Testing the battery with one tester showed a good battery, a second showed totally dead. Anyway the airframe is a total loss, knocked the carb off the engine, not sure about crank yet, destroyed the receiver and 3 servos and I am not going to trust the battery. I guess it is close enough to be considered a total loss. Oh well it happens. Sig Four Star on the way.



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Old Jun 26, 2014, 01:16 PM
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Lost control of the plane at approx. 150 feet it rolled right, went into a dive and throttle went wide open. It lawn darted. Funny thing is it went in so straight that it did not break the spar but it did crush everything forward of it. Testing the battery with one tester showed a good battery, a second showed totally dead. Anyway the airframe is a total loss, knocked the carb off the engine, not sure about crank yet, destroyed the receiver and 3 servos and I am not going to trust the battery. I guess it is close enough to be considered a total loss. Oh well it happens. Sig Four Star on the way.
Sorry to see this happen. I agree; I would not trust the battery either in another aircraft. Spending $20 or less on a new battery is pretty cheap insurance.
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Old Jun 27, 2014, 08:31 PM
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Just my 2 cents, but for flight batteries on a glow plane I only use the new LiFe batteries. A bit more expensive, but they dont self discharge and they dont need to be cycled or maintained like the old NiMH batteries do. A lot more reliable.

That, and I am not a fan of the charging setup you need for a plane with multiple NiHM batteries - on my old 100cc edge I was running four NiHM, (two flight batteries, one smoke, one ignition) and I charged the thing with a power-strip that had four futaba wall chargers on it. I hated it. With the four button chargers you shouldn't have to use a wall charger again.

On my new 100cc yak I only have two batteries for everything, and I can charge them in 15 minutes without doing any damage to them, as long as I dont discharge them a lot.
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