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Oct 01, 2008, 10:33 AM
Have you seen my nut?
Lithonion's Avatar
That was one sweet landing. Even had me all smiles like...YES!!! I think I would have dropped my radio after I seen my wing go for its own maiden.
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Oct 01, 2008, 10:41 AM
Glitch Master
Jim Varley's Avatar
Your definitely in the minority, most people would have been bringing that plane home in a trash bag. Great job!
Oct 01, 2008, 12:11 PM
"what ever just crash it"
luger007's Avatar
Wow, quite an endorsement for Real Flight and getting in LOTS of practice with the 'flight failure mode' activated.

I see I still need a lot more practice,
Oct 01, 2008, 12:22 PM
Chillin till SEFF
bildo baggins's Avatar
Spanktacular Jimbo!!!! Congrats on your membership in that very small club
Oct 01, 2008, 01:44 PM
Foamy Season is here! MX2#1
pitviper51's Avatar
you are now part of the elite bill hemple club! well done
Oct 01, 2008, 01:58 PM
Balsa is for doll houses
Skrogg's Avatar
WTG Jim!
Oct 01, 2008, 02:38 PM
Pronoun trouble...
DismayingObservation's Avatar
There is absolutely no way I'd have believed this if I hadn't seen this for myself. I've flown planes with only one wing on your RealFlight G3.5 sim, but I always attributed the ability to do so to a bug.

To say I'm impressed is an understatement. Let us know when the model gets fixed properly and gets back in the air.
Oct 01, 2008, 03:02 PM
More Motors, More Fun... :-)
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Hello Jim,

Great catch. Pretty awesome.

"I've practiced the scenario on the RealFlight simulator many times, and I credit that experience with my ability to bring it in wheels down. I never thought I'd get a shot to do this in real life."

How does one tell the G4 simulator to specifically "break" one wing off? Your reply or a link explaining would be most appreciated.

Oct 01, 2008, 03:31 PM
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NICE flying Jim!
Oct 01, 2008, 03:51 PM
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nemo_uk's Avatar
nice flying Jim.

@ nioa, if you reduce the strength multipler of the main wing to about 30. One wing will normally break off. You just need to build up speed and do a quick move like a roll.
Oct 01, 2008, 03:56 PM
Real Time Recon
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That belongs in Ripleys ! You flew it better w/ 1 wing than i do w/ 2 ...LOL...RTR
Oct 01, 2008, 05:15 PM
jodini's Avatar
Gotta be my favorite video of the YEAR!

That was awesome!
Congrats Jim!
Oct 01, 2008, 06:09 PM
Next time I'll ARTF...
glydr's Avatar
Great save - great flip onto the strip (imagine the nose over if it was on the grass).

Great vid.
Oct 01, 2008, 06:10 PM
Chillin till SEFF
bildo baggins's Avatar
I could do that...given enough practice
Oct 01, 2008, 07:13 PM
Talk to me Goose!
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Wow, you are the man, incredible save! Way to go Jim.

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