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Old Dec 28, 2002, 07:24 PM
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Crashed twenty or thirty times, BUT...


I am sad to inform you that my little yellow bipe is in heaven now!!! I went to my favorite flying field. My transmitter had been left on all day, but I didn't discover the dead battery until getting the plane ready to fly. I put the transmitter battery on the charger and sat in the car to listen to the radio for 1/2 hour or so, but the radio was not working well - you know the FM "holes". I started the car and moved forward... The radio cleared up, but I heard a sickening crunch when moving the car - you guessed it - right on top of the MIDDLE of my plane!!! Here's a picture of what's left...
I'll probably buy another GWS plane, I kinda like the J3 Cub FD (Fuselage version). The old Tiger Moth sure was the best... I'm gonna miss her.
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Old Dec 28, 2002, 08:28 PM
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kesmith, Sorry Man
Old Dec 28, 2002, 10:27 PM
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Old Dec 28, 2002, 11:01 PM
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Repair it of course!!!


Since there are a couple trashed E-3Ds here, I offer some encouragement. Rebuild your crashed planes folks - it's usually easier than it looks at first glance. I originally thought this was a write-off, but only a few hours got her back in like-new shape.

Before:


After:


Photos here are small. Larger ones on my E-3D page here: http://pease1.sr.unh.edu/aew/rc/E3D/
Old Dec 28, 2002, 11:11 PM
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Are you playing tricks on us? (JK ) That's what I call a true modeler.. Not afraid of a crash.. Nice work Allan
Old Dec 31, 2002, 12:33 PM
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Mustang No more


Here is (was) my TopFlight P-51 Mustang. 3 flights, 3rd crash, unfortunally 3rd crash was beyond repair. The right side of the wing looks ok but was mostly splinters under that covering. Just as well I guess, club members and I all came to the conclussion that the wing was warped.

On to the next plane .........
Ken
Old Dec 31, 2002, 01:41 PM
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Old Dec 31, 2002, 09:50 PM
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Nice!


Ken:

I love the splinter scatterage! Nice crash!

No significant crashes to report on this end (knock on foam).

DaveWCO
Old Jan 01, 2003, 11:22 AM
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11 foot lanc crash! all was fine untill interferance mad it dive and enter failsafe making it dive in while slow rolling froom 200 feet or so! My dad was flying it since a lesser experienced pilot (the builder) could not! and the owner never saw it go in since he was helping a friend!

All these models did not deserve thier fates but hey, its all part of the hobby!

Alan
Old Jan 01, 2003, 11:22 AM
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Hey, I've got a Top Flite P51 that resembles that, except I managed to accomplish the same in 1 flight! Beat That! (Sorry no pic).
Old Jan 01, 2003, 11:27 AM
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sorry pic did not attach!
Here you go!

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Old Jan 02, 2003, 08:25 PM
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Ok, were is my plane?
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here is my pizazz after getting to close to ground, doing a knife-ege.
Old Jan 02, 2003, 08:27 PM
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Ok, were is my plane?
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Old Jan 02, 2003, 09:01 PM
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Great thread. One thing I noticed is that nobody ever says that it was their fault, its always "my plane took a hit"
Old Jan 03, 2003, 02:17 AM
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Hey Ken... I think I recognize that grass as Tuckahoo turf, no?


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