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Old 05-09-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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I am sad to mourn the loss of my beloved Formosa this weekend, that I had for a year and a half. It was modified to increase control throws and it made for some FUN flying, especially on weekdays during my lunch break.

On the Saturday, it had a run in with a giant Fokker DR1, spinning an 18" propeller, right over the center of the runway about 100' up.

Just like a shark upon its pray, the DR1 attacked my little Formosa from out of nowhere. It lunged and "Ate" my Formosa, my plane sucked into the whirling 18" propeller, which then spit out chunks of foam. The DR1 kept right on going like nothing happened.. The resulting chunks of foam floating down from the midair looked spectacular. The only damage to the DR1 was a cracked prop. (ha ha..Take THAT.... )

My Formosa before:

The hungry DR1 piloted by an old friend of mine, looking for its next meal....

The remains of my Formosa after being ravaged by the hungry DR1...R.I.P..LOL
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:47 AM   #2
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Re: Fokker DR1 "eats" Formosa.....

I recall this happening to another member who flew his foamie under a 500 size heli. The heli chewed it up like a Kleenex and didn't even waver.
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You've a very accomadating friend in the Fokker pilot....
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Re: Fokker DR1 "eats" Formosa.....


All this time I have been living with a lie! I honestly believed that Snoopy had shot him down!

Now what are we gonna do?

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...ah, Manfred's spirit lives on.

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