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Old Jan 30, 2008, 10:18 AM
David Zucker
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Re: Tree story - straight down with a twist.

In a message dated 1/29/08 8:43:41 PM Pacific Standard Time,
davzucker@charter.net writes:

Why has every tree strike I've had end up with my prized glider
stalling straight down on a wing tip. Go figure.


> My first thought was to step into its path and catch it. My second thought was to step out of the way to avoid being injured. The model descended rapidly accelerating as it traveled. Of course the battery was dead so I had no control. At about 20 feet it pulled out of the dive, flew down the abandoned street, over the first house on the right, made a left turn and was headed directly back to me. I was mesmerized by the scene and could not move. The model settled to the ground in the cul de sac and slid to the curb by my feet!
> Don Richmond
> San Diego, CA
> hilaunch@aol.com
> www.hilaunch.com




You're killing me Don! LOL

Z

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Old Jan 30, 2008, 10:29 AM
Jack Iafret
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Re: Tree story - straight down with a twist.

For those that need revenge---

50mph winds at 2 AM blew down a very large pine in my back yard last night,
only winged things that are affected are the bunches of birds that live
there because the feeder is only 15 feet away.

Tree guys coming at 11:00.

Jack

On Jan 30, 2008 10:18 AM, David Zucker <davzucker@charter.net> wrote:

> In a message dated 1/29/08 8:43:41 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> davzucker@charter.net writes:
>
> Why has every tree strike I've had end up with my prized glider
> stalling straight down on a wing tip. Go figure.
>
>
> > My first thought was to step into its path and catch it. My second

> thought was to step out of the way to avoid being injured. The model
> descended rapidly accelerating as it traveled. Of course the battery was
> dead so I had no control. At about 20 feet it pulled out of the dive, flew
> down the abandoned street, over the first house on the right, made a left
> turn and was headed directly back to me. I was mesmerized by the scene and
> could not move. The model settled to the ground in the cul de sac and slid
> to the curb by my feet!
> > Don Richmond
> > San Diego, CA
> > hilaunch@aol.com
> > www.hilaunch.com

>
>
>
> You're killing me Don! LOL
>
> Z
>
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