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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:40 AM
Quad guys are 4x the fun :)
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Calm Cool & Collected...

I wasn't...I thought I was...but I wasn't.

My favorite flying thing, my V202 with really cool NAV LED's was lost due to pilot error. Plain and simple pilot error
I thought I could 'fly' it back down from the horrific south east gale that catapulted it up, up and away so fast...but I couldn't...not enough weight & not enough thrust.
Also not enough experience to know what to do as I was very rapidly losing contact and perhaps even signal with my 202. Pilots call it 'situational awareness'. Maybe my ego got in the way thinking I was still in control when I wasn't.

Cut the throttle...why didn't I just cut the throttle? I still don't know the answer but the question came to my shocked mind about 10 seconds after I realized the 202 was way up and outta sight.

The only bad thing about learning a lesson the hard way is if you don't remember it. I will remember...and build another =]
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:29 AM
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Sorry to hear about ur aircraft.
My eyes r not great, large prescription. That is my fear to lose a plane because I cannot see it
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 10:05 AM
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Sorry to here that. It's a helpless feeling (speaking from experience).
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:00 AM
Quad guys are 4x the fun :)
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Good news it was found a block and a half away as the crow flies. Ended up on a guys second story deck. He saw my poster and called me. The 202 is virtually bulletproof and suffered no damage at all. Very very lucky.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 05:01 PM
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Good news it was found a block and a half away as the crow flies. Ended up on a guys second story deck. He saw my poster and called me. The 202 is virtually bulletproof and suffered no damage at all. Very very lucky.
yay!
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:26 PM
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I wasn't...I thought I was...but I wasn't.

My favorite flying thing, my V202 with really cool NAV LED's was lost due to pilot error. Plain and simple pilot error
I thought I could 'fly' it back down from the horrific south east gale that catapulted it up, up and away so fast...but I couldn't...not enough weight & not enough thrust.
Also not enough experience to know what to do as I was very rapidly losing contact and perhaps even signal with my 202. Pilots call it 'situational awareness'. Maybe my ego got in the way thinking I was still in control when I wasn't.

Cut the throttle...why didn't I just cut the throttle? I still don't know the answer but the question came to my shocked mind about 10 seconds after I realized the 202 was way up and outta sight.

The only bad thing about learning a lesson the hard way is if you don't remember it. I will remember...and build another =]
The same thing happened to me. Literally 2 hours after receiving my first quad from MassiveOverkill, I flew it incredibly high, the wind blew it out of sight and the throttle cut.
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Old Jun 22, 2013, 12:27 PM
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My v202 was lost today for several minutes because it threw a Minipet prop in mid-air and my eye went with the prop and I didn't see where the v202 landed. Some guy's Boston Terrier, Benson found it finally. The canopy has some tooth marks in it and dents that won't come out. After wiping dog spit off of it, it still flies like new. Benson accepted a pat on the head for his assistance, and his mater gave him a cookie.
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