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Old Jan 17, 2010, 02:50 AM
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FPV formation flying is hazardous! T-28/P-51 mid-air

We were trying to do some loose formation work with our parkzone P-51 and T-28 when we suffered a pretty shocking collision. Fortunately both planes were back in the air within a few minutes

Parkzone Trojan and Mustang Mid-Air collision crash (2 min 36 sec)
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 07:31 AM
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That's cool! I liked how they stuck together.
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 10:58 AM
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That's cool! I liked how they stuck together.
Yeah in the few seconds after impact I tried everything I could to try and get them apart but no dice. Fortunately the falling leaf effect meant that neither of the planes was especially damaged.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 10:42 PM
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Very cool video. I really need to go pickup my T28 form my parents place so I can put my new FPV stuff in it.
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 09:28 PM
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Very nice video (sorry about the crash, but thats awesome)
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Old Apr 27, 2010, 09:23 AM
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Very nice video... it seems you did not have a pre arranged flying circuit ? also the pilot in front should call the manoeuvres.

I had a couple of collisions with slower planes , we were both flying Radians, my friend always seems to come worse off ! First time I hit him and I ripped his tail off, second time he hit me but I nearly pulled one of his wings off

Carry on trying, it's good fun
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Old Apr 27, 2010, 08:30 PM
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Very nice video... it seems you did not have a pre arranged flying circuit ? also the pilot in front should call the manoeuvres.

I had a couple of collisions with slower planes , we were both flying Radians, my friend always seems to come worse off ! First time I hit him and I ripped his tail off, second time he hit me but I nearly pulled one of his wings off

Carry on trying, it's good fun
We did, if you notice, I'm flying in a circle. There was likely a sudden change in wind direction that the trailing pilot didn't notice because the closure rate suddenly increases.
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