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Old Jun 11, 2001, 07:54 PM
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Did anyone else have a day like mine?



When it rains, in pours.
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Old Jun 11, 2001, 08:19 PM
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Pappy Boyington is rolling over in his grave.

I've had days just like the one you had. It stinks. Best solution is to get back out to the field as fast as you can.

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Old Jun 11, 2001, 08:32 PM
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Awwwwwwww..... Not Good! They look repairable though!
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Old Jun 11, 2001, 08:32 PM
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All I can say is "OUCH".
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Old Jun 11, 2001, 08:58 PM
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Reminds me of that SR Batteries advertisement showing the remains of a Corsair, except you got the two-for-one special! However, unlike the SR ad, yours do look repairable. Hang in there.

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Old Jun 11, 2001, 09:04 PM
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that's what happens when you try to fly combat missions with both planes at the same time
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Old Jun 11, 2001, 09:21 PM
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Yep...had days like that also. The way I look at it, if the remains are recognizable as being Corsairs(or heck, recognizable as aircraft parts period) its not all that bad! I've repaired some real doozies.
NOTE: No matter how hard they try, DON'T ever let anyone talk you into a "lowest pull-out" contest! The record can only be tied...reference above "doozies".
Get 'em back in the air!
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Old Jun 11, 2001, 10:20 PM
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Thanks for the encouraging words!

Both models are repairable, though the little Ryan Corsair is much worse than the picture shows. I'm not sure if I'll fix it, or just build a new fuselage (the wing is fine).

At least I can say that neither of the crashes was due to pilot error.

The larger F4U was flying great, when the motor locked up and promptly blew the ESC. Not a good thing when your running BEC. CRUNCH! The really sick part is, this was the first flight following repairs from the last crash which was caused by the exact same thing. (Note to self: NEVER buy another motor that is glued together)

The S400 Corsair (Jim Ryan kit) was the victim of a bad hand launch on the 3rd flight of the day.

At least I didn't crash the third Corsair I flew today.

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Old Jun 11, 2001, 11:52 PM
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Big Corsair fan, eh? As said several times above, get 'em back in the air as soon as time permits.
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Old Jun 12, 2001, 01:15 AM
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Tough Break Mark. Well I didn't fly today and haven't for over a week due to the flu.

I have to say I'd rather be out crashing than sitting here with the fever chills, ibuprofen and orange juice.

I can usually weather a cold or whatever without much propblem, but this thing has me all kinds of wrong.

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Old Jun 12, 2001, 04:10 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by NewbieX:
.. without much propblem,
It's really bad when even your keyboard has a blocked-up nose!

Anyway, today was really good; took 4 planes to the field, flew all 4 several times, took all 4 home.

The odds must be stacking up....

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Old Jun 12, 2001, 05:52 PM
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Along the lines of "the lowest pull out contest". This Monday, a friend of mine (flying a Push E Cat ) and I (flying my Extasi) were flying rough "in the same county" close to each other. A spectator said "why don't you guys race around that tree". Well I hit a tree while doing that. 30 minutes of flying time wasted retreiving a slightly broken airplane froma tree. Sigh. Broke both fins off of my Extasi as well as the prop.
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Old Jun 12, 2001, 07:07 PM
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After having just crashed last Sunday I really sympathise with you. But two in one day is really hard to take. You got a truckload of them things?
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Old Jun 13, 2001, 01:03 AM
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I have just the 2 Corsairs, the third one belongs to my father. I did the test flights for him. Yea, you could say it is a popular subject in my shop.
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Old Jun 13, 2001, 10:49 AM
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Well, last sunday was a doozie for us at the field. The last six weeks of weather pretty much gave us no flys, so this sunday was great for flying. Too bad there was so much going on. We had one mid-air, one landing at the top of a tree, and one tail heavy first flight. Out of all that, all survived fairly well with only the mid-air planes needing slight work to bring back into flying. Both planes were successfully landed after the mid-air. One of them had no rudder and only one half of an elevator.

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