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Old Feb 26, 2012, 08:10 AM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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Wow! Never hear of the stabs being torn off..........!!!!
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:36 PM
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hardly any damage

i rememer flying my super cub at a school and flew into the wall nose first and the whole front end right to the winshield was cave'd in. it hit the wall HARD
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 09:18 AM
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This thread hasnt been very active everyone is inside cuz it is COLD!
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 01:20 PM
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What do you guys do when you crash you plane? Throw it away, or keep it for repairs. Mine crashed, it's balsa what should I do.

Do you guys keep a pic of your crashed plane?
I always rebuild. It's what makes built up balsa/ply models so fun for me.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 08:35 PM
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--How to avoid crashing?
--Don't fly.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 09:59 AM
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And the prize for BEST RECOVERY FROM A TREE goes to................




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Old Apr 12, 2012, 10:10 AM
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nicely done!!
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 10:00 AM
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This was a very nicely built Bud Nosen Mr. Mulligan that was electric. On the 5th flight I changed to a new radio and added a little too much right rudder subtrim. When it lifted off it went right so I pulled up to get some altitude, figured I would trim it out once I got to safety. Problem is I pulled up right into the eye of the sun and lost it. I couldn't see and my spotter could not see it. Ended up over the parking lot and when I could see it was coming right at my spotter and me. From over the pits at that, people were running and yelling. Then I turned it away from us in a safe direction. At this point it was coming down fast, but in a safe spot, I pulled up but I had killed the throttle as soon as I lost it for safety sake and without the extra air over the elevator it pancaked in on the edge of the runway. In the end no one got hurt but it was scary and dangerous. Been flying for many years and have never had this close a call. Now I always am aware of the suns location even if it is not in my normal flying airspace.
It did leave one hell of a debris field.
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Well, no pic but....

As my first EVER RC plane, I chose an Extra 300S. (rash decision, eh?)
Maiden: Up, down. That's it.
2nd: Not much better. Up, down, up, sideways, down.

different place-small school playground.
3rd: Launched, flew for 10 seconds, HIT THE CAR! (thankfully, no dents at all!)
4th: Flew pretty nice for about 20s, then tried a roll and...

different place-large park
5th: Forgot to check control surfaces... Ailerons reversed. You know that feeling... It starts to roll left, so you naturally try to turn it back right... it rolls left, even faster!
Fuse snapped in half, wing did too.
6th: About this time, I gave up but flew on more time. You know when you just fix a plane and you first launch it, it doesnt fly quite right? Well that happened and crash.


Moral(s) of the story:

1. Build a plane with enough power.
2. Check control surfaces before flying!
3. What, you think I forgot? For your first plane, don't buy a 3D plane.

Again, sorry no pictures!

Total damage:
Fuse snapped in half. 3 times.
Wing snapped in half.
# of broken props: >6
1 puffed Li-Po
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Well, no pic but....

As my first EVER RC plane, I chose an Extra 300S. (rash decision, eh?)
Maiden: Up, down. That's it.
2nd: Not much better. Up, down, up, sideways, down.

different place-small school playground.
3rd: Launched, flew for 10 seconds, HIT THE CAR! (thankfully, no dents at all!)
4th: Flew pretty nice for about 20s, then tried a roll and...

different place-large park
5th: Forgot to check control surfaces... Ailerons reversed. You know that feeling... It starts to roll left, so you naturally try to turn it back right... it rolls left, even faster!
Fuse snapped in half, wing did too.
6th: About this time, I gave up but flew on more time. You know when you just fix a plane and you first launch it, it doesnt fly quite right? Well that happened and crash.


Moral(s) of the story:

1. Build a plane with enough power.
2. Check control surfaces before flying!
3. What, you think I forgot? For your first plane, don't buy a 3D plane.

Again, sorry no pictures!

Total damage:
Fuse snapped in half. 3 times.
Wing snapped in half.
# of broken props: >6
1 puffed Li-Po
man, maybe you should come out to shawnee mission park and we can help you out.
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 10:59 PM
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LOL I am a 3D guy now, that was like 3 years ago... LOL
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:39 AM
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LOL I am a 3D guy now, that was like 3 years ago... LOL
Cool, I'm just starting on that. got a twist 40 to tear up this year.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Cool! Put a few crash pics on here!
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Old May 03, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Lol
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