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Old Mar 04, 2003, 09:46 PM
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I'm running the Mega 16/15/3 with a Cam 5.5x4.3 prop and 8xCP1300's. It seems to go at least 75-80 mph comming out of a dive. Very hard to tell really...could be faster or slower than that. It is MUCH faster and more fun than the stock set up for sure.
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Old Mar 04, 2003, 10:03 PM
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This was a 1/3 scale Duo Discus. That's 6.7 meters of wing my friends.

I Had just finished a 1 hour thermal flight (actually timed) and decided to do a speed run. At airshow central the elevator fluttered. At stage left the elevator servo slipped it's expensive little gears and all I had was full down and more full down. It was travelling fast and only sped up as it went in vertically from about 100 feet.


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Old Mar 04, 2003, 10:15 PM
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Old Mar 04, 2003, 10:20 PM
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Hereys go, an AIRCORE CUB hit the runway ( paved ) nose down, full speed. Didn't fare too well. The motor exploded into 100 pcs, fuel tank bounced down the runway. I that I can figure is that there was interference of some kind.
Old Mar 04, 2003, 10:23 PM
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Hi Guys,

I have been repairing crashed planes, If you want, and if you have other projects at hand, and no time to fix your plane. Send me a pm. I will fix em' for you

Old Mar 04, 2003, 11:16 PM
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Picture courtesy of guapoman2000, crash courtesy of simano.

GWS P-51 meeting the ground. I don't know if this was from a little too low pass or if simano decided to give the P-51 a "Viking Funeral" retirement. I still haven't gotten a really straight answer from either of them.

Old Mar 04, 2003, 11:18 PM
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Old Mar 05, 2003, 07:58 AM
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I posted this in a foamie thread, but here it is again. It got stuck in a very tall oak tree. Most of the damage is from the sticks I threw to get it back down. It's almost ready to fly again.
Old Mar 05, 2003, 10:45 AM
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I crashed my Ezette straight into the ground. After I hand launched, I realized I had the rudder and elevator throws reversed, panicked and crashed. I learned not to be talking while preparing my plane for flight.
Old Mar 05, 2003, 03:27 PM
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oh man oh man some bad crashes there. I think possibly trees are the worst. I got my zagi stuck in a tree once so naturally i started climbing. I got as close as i could to it and couldnt go any farther with out stressing the tree branches, so i had my parents toss me a 8 footish pole( they had to throw it since it was no where hear long enought for me to grab). The sad/scary thing is the pole was almost to short even once i got it.

Damage report...
some scuffs on the wing
a slightly more cracked battery tray.
Old Mar 05, 2003, 04:08 PM
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laser arrow crash

After a long day fidling with my PT40 irvine engine (we can't get it to run good) My instructor wantend to fly a bit with his delta arrow. after take off the model went up and rolled over for an unexpected up-side-down take-off. my instructor tried to roll her back but this time she rolled further and he had no more ailevon control.. so she plumeted down with full throttle straight in to the ground nose first...from 6 to 10 meters high

the os engine was completly burried in to the frozen ground.

we wanted to let her stand as a warning sign.... do not crash here.

we never discoverd the reason of the crash


Old Mar 05, 2003, 08:57 PM
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How about a crash video?

Poor little Wattage F86!

Lesson learned? Always, ALWAYS check the direction of controls before committing bungee!


Old Mar 05, 2003, 10:10 PM
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That was about the funniest 3 second crash video I've seen!

Old Mar 05, 2003, 10:27 PM
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Ya gotta learn how to laugh in this hobby..........
Old Mar 05, 2003, 11:34 PM
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Re: Mustang No more

Originally posted by Ken LaPointe
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.
Ken, I like this one better. FYI, the pilot walked away . He was wearing his seatbelt.

Here's one of mine...



NTSB report says the cause of the crash was a discharged rx battery. I had about 20mah left on the battery. (320mah pack). Throttle went wide open and she went in like a lawn dart from 50 feet up.
I guess 7/6/2002 was a bad day at Tuckahoe.
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