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Old Apr 08, 2005, 06:21 PM
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Unexplained loss of power......(video)

For some reason my Slow Stick suddenly lost ALL THRUST midflight, forcing me to set her down......I can't figure out what happened. Watch the video and see if you can help me determine exactly when I lost power and what happened.......

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Old Apr 08, 2005, 06:26 PM
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Prop flew off.
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Old Apr 08, 2005, 06:27 PM
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Hey, cool.
You can actually see the prop spin off and scoot ahead of the plane, nice vid.
colin
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Old Apr 08, 2005, 06:29 PM
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You knew that didn't you?
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Old Apr 08, 2005, 06:39 PM
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mounted PROPer?

Very Nice recovery,
Glad it worked out.
Good thing it didnt hit and PROPerty
Very cool view of the process.
If Wobble adapter May I PROPose a new o ring
Not sure if Im seeing the bottom of the motor or some other eq but the vibration seemed pretty strong until the prop flew away.
Bent shaft?
Did you find the prop or did it make it to the river.

May not have been mounted PROPer

It been loop as i write, And Im not getting tired of watching it.

Cool Vid as allways 2th

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Old Apr 08, 2005, 07:05 PM
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Lol! Great video and well landed!! Good job you weren't doing any low-level reconnaissance over any trees when that happened, eh?

What video setup have you got on there btw? Looks like it might be a wireless camera of some sort, yes?
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Old Apr 08, 2005, 07:16 PM
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You knew that didn't you?
Yes, I knew that. I was being facetious.
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Old Apr 08, 2005, 07:16 PM
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Prop flew off.
Are you sure?
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Old Apr 08, 2005, 07:17 PM
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Very Nice recovery,
Glad it worked out.
Good thing it didnt hit and PROPerty
Very cool view of the process.
If Wobble adapter May I PROPose a new o ring
Not sure if Im seeing the bottom of the motor or some other eq but the vibration seemed pretty strong until the prop flew away.
Bent shaft?
Did you find the prop or did it make it to the river.

May not have been mounted PROPer

It been loop as i write, And Im not getting tired of watching it.

Cool Vid as allways 2th

Evermax
Yes, the reason it flew off was because the shaft was slightly bent from an earlier impact. This was the first flight since the impact.
I did find the prop.
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Old Apr 08, 2005, 07:22 PM
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Lol! Great video and well landed!! Good job you weren't doing any low-level reconnaissance over any trees when that happened, eh?

What video setup have you got on there btw? Looks like it might be a wireless camera of some sort, yes?
It's a Blackwidow 600 mw transmitter and KX131 camera. I am using Blackwidow's Diversity receiver with two 14 db patch antennas.
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Old Apr 08, 2005, 07:35 PM
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Nice video.
The way that prop flies is really comical.
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Old Apr 08, 2005, 08:25 PM
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It's a Blackwidow 600 mw transmitter and KX131 camera. I am using Blackwidow's Diversity receiver with two 14 db patch antennas.
Mmm I thought it was probably a BW set. Cripes that must have been one expensive purchase to get the diversity receiver as well!! How much did you pay for the whole wireless camera setup? Also, where did you get your microphone from?

Thanks
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Old Apr 08, 2005, 10:58 PM
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Mmm I thought it was probably a BW set. Cripes that must have been one expensive purchase to get the diversity receiver as well!! How much did you pay for the whole wireless camera setup? Also, where did you get your microphone from?

Thanks
I've lost track of how much this stuff costs......I believe I've spent somewhere around $1750 on this Slow Stick with all the ancillary equipment. (Microphone came with the "ready-to-fly" setup from BW)
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Old Apr 08, 2005, 11:06 PM
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Simply awesome! Just flew on its merry way! I had that happen once on my SS. I was a bunch higher though (399 feet...NOT!, we were guessin in the 1800'). I had brake enabled forr some reason and when the motor stopped, the prop flew off just like yours did. It took 5 minutes to land...
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Old Apr 09, 2005, 02:45 AM
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That's my new favourite video. Nice save.
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