Originally Posted by seojeff
If you have a SSS please double check your control rod connecting to the elevator. The rod is too thin for the holes in the servo arms and can come disconnected during flight unexpectedly. This happened to me tonight and resulted in a high-speed nose dive straight into the ground. Fortunately I wasn't very far away so I was able to recover all the bits except for the axle that holds the landing gear wheel. I'm going to attempt to rebuild it but it will never be the same. Really bummed because I loved this plane and it was gorgeous.
Ouch! Sorry to see that happen. But as long as it is partially dissembled, is that a carbon fiber rod I see between the two sections of the fuselage in the center photo? If so, it looks like they have done a fair job of strengthening this plane with CF. Probably would be worth replacing all that linkage hardware with something more reliable since it looks as if the plane will fly forever as long as it doesn't run into something. One of the on board videos a few days back showed a little rotation of the tail in a couple of maneuvers but no appreciable deflection vertically or horizontally, and I have not seen much wing flex either. Pretty solid locking plane.
Good luck with getting it together again.