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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:53 AM
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Maybe go with the kulula livery
Well, I need to re look... Here, a bit ago someone was well on there way with the big green Kulula Livery...(So cool) It was covered and got close to completion and haven't heard from since..!! Outstanding job too..!! ??? Must find...
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:56 AM
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Well, I need to re look... Here, a bit ago someone was well on there way with the big green Kulula Livery...(So cool) It was covered and got close to completion and haven't heard from since..!! Outstanding job too..!! ??? Must find...
It Was Markeyb13.... He hasn't posted since ... May ..I think.. Where are you Markeyb13?
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Too much green lol. The simple this way up will do
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Very unfortunate !!!! :(

MID AIR BREAKUP 737 (1 min 18 sec)


@ Pulsery2k1

Just saw your video. Sad to see the US Airways 737's demise. I followed your build on this thread and was quite heart broken to see the aircraft go down. Did you reinforce the wings with additional CF? Take heart mate!

Cheers

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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:36 PM
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not sure what happened , was very windy 20+ with gusts you can
see the model bank almost 90 degrees as it caught a gust on take
off .
worst part is this happened during a demo flight in front of alot
of people

the wing came off at the engine , it appears to have gone back
starting at the leading edge Carbon rod .

it have a lot of flights on this model , but there were no cracks in the covering
and the other wing still shows no signs or cracks .
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Can i buy the Remains ( to mod into a 737 900 ?)

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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Pulsery.....

Very sorry to see what happened........
One of my favorite jets on this site.
I was very impressed with your take off from the grass. Looks like you had plenty of power.
Hope you build another one

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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:55 PM
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Peter,

Sooo sorry to see the loss of your US Airways

Folding wings have been my biggest fears with foamies.

Thanks though, for the pics, this is helpful for us to analyze and figure out how we can strengthen that area on our own models.
Perhaps by an additional (third) spar like Doug W and others have installed as I am not sure if you did one as well?

Definitely bummed for the loss of your beautiful model.

~Cheers,

Neil
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:15 PM
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So Sorry Captain
I feel sad to see what happened with your plane!

Not good!
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 11:06 PM
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not sure what happened , was very windy 20+ with gusts you can
see the model bank almost 90 degrees as it caught a gust on take
off .
worst part is this happened during a demo flight in front of alot
of people

the wing came off at the engine , it appears to have gone back
starting at the leading edge Carbon rod .

it have a lot of flights on this model , but there were no cracks in the covering
and the other wing still shows no signs or cracks .
Pulsery2k1,

I am deeply sorry- yours was a favorite of mine as well, and I would weep openly if structural failure took out either Wedgetail or my Alaska. I saw that you added outboard flaps on the post accident photos, but it appears perhaps there wasn't the additional spar? I can't tell so I don't want to pre-empt the NTSB findings, but based on the sound of power alone, you were in the heart of a high G turn when it snapped.

Regardless of flap mods, I believe that a third "false" spar must be added to the kit, and be carried through the engine pylon to prevent or at least forestall disaster. It is a beautifully engineered model, but all structures have a weakness- even mine. I still have never rolled mine, as I am fearful a poor roll followed by a high-G recovery will spell the end for my 737s.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Gave the boys at the sign writers a demo after the decals were finished.

A bit of fun

Paul
Paul,

Just wanted to mention you did a wonderful job on your Virgin -700. Please be careful on the maiden and bring her back in one piece- having built what would be considered an "early model" Windrider 737 (Alaska -700), I am just amazed on the leap in finishing quality and features in the last year or so.

You should be very proud.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Paul,

Just wanted to mention you did a wonderful job on your Virgin -700. Please be careful on the maiden and bring her back in one piece- having built what would be considered an "early model" Windrider 737 (Alaska -700), I am just amazed on the leap in finishing quality and features in the last year or so.

You should be very proud.
Thanks Doug, I must admit I am a bit nervous about it.

Sorry to see your 737 go down Pulsery2k1

Paul
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 01:52 AM
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Pulsery2k1

Bad luck with the 737, followed your build and it was a favorite

Mike
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:10 AM
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Thank all

it was only a model , next one is almost ready .

I did add the the extra carbon spar when I did the flap
problem is with the gusting wind and the wing damage
the wing looks to have gone down and back

waiting for some video taken by someone for a mag with
a really good camera , he was closer and it may show more
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