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R.I.P. Airplane Pictures

Post by admin » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:06 am

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How could I forget a forum for our deceased airplanes?

OK, I'll start off with one that happened about a month ago. I was flying with a bunch of other R/C folks from various MA/RI clubs at the Kingston RI, URI Balloon Festival last month and decided to take up my large electric E-Obsession pattern/3-D plane for the second time that day... a little windy but this sleek 84" wingspan ship cuts through fairly well. So, I'm flying and one time when making a turn, the wind picked up and threw me downwind further than I expected. When turning back, I dipped behind some trees but regained control only then to notice that flying the airplane was almost impossible... it seemed like I lost a full aileron (which I did)... but neverhteless I did not give up, called for an emergency landing and somehow flopped the plane towards the far end of the field. As I was running out to get it, I noticed the fuselage was cracked in half (dreaded weak spot just behind trailing edge of canopy) but upon further inspection, I saw I was missing about 1/3 of my right wing. I must had clipped a powerline, cable, tree of something. If it wasn't for the wing, it might had been repariable. This plane was my favorite actually... a "no-longer-manufactured" Goldberg Obsession 3-D (I renamed it E-Obsession seeing I Electrified it). This plane flew incredible pattern and decent 3-D, no knife-edge tucks what so-ever, and flew on rails!,... an awesome design in my book. I was ready though to see it go... I had a premonition actually early this year...I've had it for over 5 years now, probably over 200 flights on it. I also must have had 3-4 bad accidents in teh past with it (flutter and dead-sticks) but was always repairable amazingly. RIP buddy! :cry:
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Post by chistech » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:27 pm

Warts? I don't see any warts! Man, been there and done that too many times. Most the time these days it's because of some sort of failure (battery, switch, etc) but I do throw some of the pilot errors in there too. LOL
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Post by admin » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:11 pm

chistech wrote:Warts? I don't see any warts! Man, been there and done that too many times. Most the time these days it's because of some sort of failure (battery, switch, etc) but I do throw some of the pilot errors in there too. LOL
That's WATTS! Voltage times Amps... WATTS! :D lol... I would love to blame this on something mechanical/electrical but just can't... just got away from me for a sec.... that's all it takes. :x
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Post by tomapowa » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:09 pm

Me crashing my last gasser... lol

http://www.laureanno.com/ARC/videos/DP-Crash.wmv

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Post by HitNRun » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:01 am

Oh come on, it's just the landing gear! :D
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Post by tomapowa » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:56 am

HitNRun wrote:Oh come on, it's just the landing gear! :D
LMAO! ;) I could only had wished! After those two gasser crashes, I went all electric :) (well, almost all...)

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Re: R.I.P. Airplane Pictures

Post by HitNRun » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:58 am

I fly mostly electric as well. It's just easier, quieter and cheaper. But, I still have a couple of 4 stroke Saito's that are RTF and waiting for the warmer weather! :)
You gotta love the sound of 4 strokes flying by together..... priceless. 8-)

Lately, Carlos and I have gotten the "quad fever" so i've been working on 4 different quads/tricopters with him and his son. :D
We had a blast flying at Sippican last night. Always a good time.
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Post by HitNRun » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:51 am

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Here's a good one of Carlos after he crashed his trainer while he, myself and Addison were flying at the field last year. :D
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Re: R.I.P. Airplane Pictures

Post by HitNRun » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:53 am

He missed me by a good ten feet. ;)
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