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Old May 29, 2006, 08:51 PM
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5/29/06 Lost the S/S today

Well, it finally happened.
I threw a battery while doing a few loops and spiraling down from a pretty good height.
It was high enough that I saw something come off the plane, but I did not know what it was,
till I heard the big thump of it hitting the field, and then the loss of plane control.
It's funny, no matter how much you move the sticks, it does not help.
If only it would have come down 10' further to the left, I'd have it in my hands. It landed on the roof of a business across from the field I was flying at.
I looked the business up on the Internet and called and left a message on their VM. I basically begged them to get it off the roof on Tuesday for me to pick it up, so I hope they don't hose me over.
I told them I'd give them a half decent aerial photo of their business in exchange for getting my plane back to me.
I just don't want to lose the electronics.
I could care less about the S/S, but @ $35 plus for the receiver, $40 for the ESC, and $30 for the pair of servos, that's $100 plus in electronics.
Oh well, live and learn. Todays lesson, MORE velcro wraps !!!


Tues 5/30 Update--I got the plane back !! Yeeeeeehah !!!!!!!
The people @ the business were very nice, and I printed a photo of their
business for them in return for my plane.
I call it a 2 feet photo, it looks great from 2 feet, but up close it's pixelated.
I will get a better one later and give to them.
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