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Oct 18, 2018, 06:46 PM
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Plane Tree Retrieval

Today my wing failed on launch and the plane chose to crash 35’ up a tree.

After calling Hollister Park Dept and several local tree specialists I got the idea to approach our neighbors Advantage Truss. There I talked to Jennifer, the owner. She commented that she loved watching us and volunteered her truck and operator to shake it out if the tree.

He did a great job snagging it and got it almost to the ground.

The pictures show the arm with the Xplorer and on the ground. Looks totaled but I got the equipment and no worry of it falling on anyone.

Last edited by Don McCullough; Oct 20, 2018 at 12:16 AM.
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Oct 24, 2018, 05:34 PM
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Plane Tree Retrieval

I say unlucky and lucky! This is why I try fly in large open fields! And this hobby is so humbling😔😔 Like the time I lost my glider in the tall grass and couldn't find it for two hrs. And after we gave up. one of club members stayed on the cliff for twenty more minutes and found it. All was sticking up was the tail! Now the color of my planes are bright colors like pink and Purple!
Good luck on your rebuild!

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