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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:00 PM
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Very good day for wind. Blue skies and 50mph average and building all the time.

NOT a good day for me. Transmitter quit itself before leaving this morning. I have no idea what is wrong with it. Luckily the guy that came up with me had his DX6i in the car, so I bound the windburner to that. Tried to set it up about right.
Launched it off and after some trimming was feeling ok. The transmitter wasnít feeling that good though, a much cheaper transmitter with long sticks (I fly thumbs) that I was struggling to come to grips with.
Burner was ripping though! Really fast, but wasnít getting good readings as I was finding it hard to fly with the rates not right, and funny feeling thing in my hand. Only flew for a few min and towards the end I was starting to get more used to it and was putting in some better laps. Thought I must be nearly at 300 if not past it. I started getting flutter somewhere. Now my linkages are pretty tight, well more so than anything else I have, so I think it was the fin. When flutter was happening I was getting rolled and bumped out. I pushed a bit too low at the top and got tipped a little and I couldnít react fast enough and it went in at at LEAST 260+mph. It was a grazing impact and what was left ended up around 100m from first point of touch.

My radar man came up to see me to tell me I got 269. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! You serious! He said he never picked up the fast laps. Bugger!

Didnít bind and fly the D60 as I thought better of it. Shame, as the wind was increasing all the time. Gave up and headed home, rather dissapointed

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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:05 PM
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^gutted.
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Ah sorry about the burner going in Alex.
And your radio problems. Damm.

I've had those days and they suck.
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:15 PM
Time to burn up some wind yo!
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damnnnn man that sucks!!! what a bummer i am sure if your radio was working you would have got it! so sad to hear, looks repairable? you have a lot of beater planes at the moment haha!

oh well better luck next time!

thanks for the report
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Really suck. Would have been 450+ conditions today for a K100 or D130

Wind sounds like a freight train here at my house. Have to raise your voice to talk to anyone
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Bummer Alex....
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:36 PM
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Good onya mate !! bummer about the 269 again. Maybe its trying to tell you something 2 x 69 ???? show the Mrs and break the curse
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:42 PM
Time to burn up some wind yo!
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trust kano to come up with that
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Tim made me do it
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 11:50 PM
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Wing seems repairable. Fuse is toast
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Ah that sucks Alex Maybe it's time for a Futaba like all the cool kids have got?
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 01:35 AM
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 01:36 AM
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Looking at the new DX18
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 01:37 AM
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ah that sucks alex maybe it's time for a futaba like all the cool kids have got?
+1..:d
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