Killed my old Low wing aerobatic plane - RC Groups
Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by earlwb, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Aug 19, 2011, 02:27 PM
Registered User
earlwb's Avatar

Killed my old Low wing aerobatic plane

I managed to kill my old pattern plane that i had built way back circa 1991.
I had been flying it all this time since then. But I was doing some manuevers a little too close to the ground and I did a Split S and lacked about 6 inches of making it OK. but I have two more like it in the storage shed so I'll have one of its brothers going again shortly.

A picture of it before:

and of course afterwards, the wing is way back there in the backgorund, the horizonatal stab and other parts in between and the battery pack is where I stood to take the picture.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Aug 19, 2011, 05:22 PM
Grumpa Tom
Kmot's Avatar
Bummer about the plane Earl. How did the engine fare?
Aug 20, 2011, 07:41 AM
into the wild blue yonder
Barney Boy's Avatar
Aug 21, 2011, 11:41 PM
Registered User
earlwb's Avatar
Thanks guys

The engine appears to be fine. But I need to pull the drive washer off as it either slipped back slightly or the crankshaft did. If so I only need to heat it up good and reseat the crankshaft in that case. But otherwise the crankshaft appears to be straight and the engine turns over OK. So nothing looks amiss other than a slight rubbing feel when you rotate the crank.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build Log Q5 Low-Wing Sport-Plane CADGURU Electric Plane Talk 17 Mar 15, 2011 12:28 PM
what does it take to fly a low-wing aerobatic plane? eran_k Parkflyers 10 Dec 16, 2005 05:25 PM
Cool 2nd plane - Low wing/aerobatic? flyboy1337 Beginner Training Area (Aircraft-Electric) 5 Mar 09, 2005 05:19 PM
Low wing aerobatic plane dives using only rudder?? hoppy Modeling Science 6 Sep 27, 2003 11:32 AM