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Old Sep 29, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Here is a pic of the only ever plane i have completely written off. (I have been flying for just over 18 months now)
Tell us a story?
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 11:39 PM
use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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Throwing it around as usual, 3 foot off the deck full throttle inverted passes and such rolled out to do my favourite turn which goes as such, go vertical, rotate 180 degrees, nice big loop to come back down along the run way (dont forget that the throttle is an all or nothing affair, felt soft on the elevator had to hold full up just to actually stop from going down and into the trees at the end of the runway. Went off like a 40 size party popper
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:32 AM
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.....I have been flying for just over 18 months now
Plenty of time for plenty more, then!!
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:46 AM
use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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Dare say there will be. Ive got one there that has two tubes of araldite in it
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 06:41 PM
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Yes of course, we want pictures! We love carnage!!

I've seen in a couple of threads where when nothing is left but the tail people have mounted it on a plaque on the wall like a hunting trophy.

Sorry to hear about your plane. Which one was it? Not the Cub?
I have a 33% edge 540 tail on my wall...
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Search and Recovery of a Crashed FPV Radio Controlled Plane in Bean Field :(

Search and Recovery of a Crashed FPV Radio Controlled Plane in Bean Field :( (6 min 32 sec)


Here is good video of a crash and recovery
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 09:24 PM
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I lost my 2m glider out in the south Australian desert spent 2 days on my motorbike looking for it then Dad took me up in his homebuilt plane still couldnt find it was a bit hard 90kts and a low wing . Eventualy we found it about a k from were we thought it should be
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:50 PM
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Once upon a time I crashed my dad crashed his little S.E.5a, I was much younger when I took this, bad commentary...
great planes se5a wreck (2 min 37 sec)
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:58 PM
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I was much younger when I took this, bad commentary...
The commentary was the funniest bit!!!

"That was truly a waste of money, Dad................................Do you think you're going to just throw it away now Dad?"

Yup, just what you need just after a terminal pile in!!!!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 07:04 AM
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Yeah kids say the darndest things!! Lol
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Yeah, my Dad fixed it and figured out how it fly's. Now we have a 1/4 scale S.E.5a that my Dad lets me fly alone. The little park flyer to 1/4 scale. My Dad is going to get a 1/3 scale one too.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Yeah, my Dad fixed it and figured out how it fly's. Now we have a 1/4 scale S.E.5a that my Dad lets me fly alone. The little park flyer to 1/4 scale. My Dad is going to get a 1/3 scale one too.
Very nice! I fly with my dad too...cherish those special times!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Here are some of my favorite rebuilds. Collected over the years.

My favorite is the B-17 rebuild. A multiplex cargo B-17 conversion. RX pack conked out on me and she banked nicely into the runway. I was numb until I put her back together.

As for the E-Flite P-47... not long ago those things were so treasured by foam warbird lovers that it had to be reduced to powder before you would give up on one!

The Piper Lance Air Art is a scratchbuild of my Dad's real-life plane.

The JU-52 is a scratchbuild from cardboard. Over the years that thing has been through so much abuse but MAN carboard is tough!
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 05:19 PM
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I like the JU-52.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:03 PM
An itch?. Scratch build.
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Scroll down on this site, about 7 pictures down, six pictures set like a video.

It looks like a turbine powered Komet biting the dust. Now that's a crash, and fire ball.

http://www.trentonrcflyers.com/Archive.htm
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