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Old 01-13-2003, 11:31 PM   #11
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my worst was first ducted fan,only lasted two flights,second flight was very excuse was that the controls were too touchy(ya right),everybody has an excuse wright!
best part of this story days later i aquired a byron mig nearly completed ,with fan for FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! i love that word.
actually for anybody going to trade me a tape(see trade only section for details)they will get to see this plus much more,you even get to see the mig fly.SEND THEM TAPES.
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Old 01-14-2003, 05:17 AM   #12
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28% Giles 300 midairing with a Trainer<student> and a Instructor not doing his job

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Old 01-14-2003, 05:58 AM   #13
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Re: Most expensive crash

Originally Posted by Terry Gauvin
Let's see, overpowered Midwest Citabria, throttle linkage fails wide open, flutter in elevators for about 2 seconds, stab fails, plane finds the center of a paved runway. Nothing left of plane, asp .91, muffler, 2 servos and a receiver... somewhat more than a 100 bucks.
Hey, I remember that! Pokemouche 1998. Same year that Barry lost the 1/4 scale Beaver with a wing failure ouch!
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Old 01-14-2003, 06:41 AM   #14
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By far the most expensive crash was with my Ergo 60 when I lost the flybar in a mid-aerobatics flight. Heli went in hard, and I priced it about $700 to $800 for rebuild. I ended upo selling what was left off and said the hell with it!

Next expensive was when I crashed my Schluter Magic 60 size heli into a tree. Ouch!

Third was when I lost control of my Whisper Kalt electric... busted EVERYTHING up.. didnt even want to price that one...

After that, was when I lost collective on my concept 30...


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Old 01-14-2003, 07:26 AM   #15
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Originally posted by Fodder I am ready for next year. Have 6 combat built and will have 3 of them ready to fly. This year, Jim Moss is the target of choice.

I'll reinforce the leading edge a bit more, just for you Scott.

I don't have to worry about the tail as you never get behind me anyways!

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That's okay Jim, I don't need a sneak attack. A head on crash will work for me.
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Old 01-14-2003, 07:37 AM   #16
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For me it would be a mid-air between my 1/3 scale FlyBaby Bi-Plane and a friends 40% Fokker D VII.
All that summer we had been chasing each other around, not only at our field but at some of the local fun-flys. We had been told we were getting closer and closer to each other....... well, by September we were close enough to try and occupy the same space at the same time.....Resaults..
The bigest bang I have ever heard and little bits of airplane falling all over the field. Even the two Sacs engines were banged up pretty good.
That is one time I wish I had a video cam.
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Old 01-14-2003, 09:31 AM   #17
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My most expensive crash was the landing inside a turkey Barn. Besides the fact it took the cylinder head off my Saito 180, and cost me 200.00 to have the barn fixed, the rest I don't want to total up.

I want, I want, so off to work I go.
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Old 01-14-2003, 07:46 PM   #18
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Re: Now lets see..........

Originally Posted by ronnieo

Ive been accident free now for 4 years except for the odd hard landing breaking gear or prop. Knock on wood for 2003.
Can't crash if you don't fly!!!

I HAD a Goldberg Sukhoi with a Saito 120 in it. On a rather rare occassion the engine died in air. I had a choice, dead stick it straight into a stand of trees or try (try the operative word) to nurse it around. Of course, it stalled halfway through the turn and pancaked into a recently harvested soy bean field. When I walked up to it, the tail and the nose were touching.
I don't know how much it cost to repair, but I had it covered with fabric and had airbrushed a distinctly different paint job on it. Somehow I was able to replicate it. I'd say the repair was probably only $100 bucks, but re-airbrushing just about drove me buggy.

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Old 02-21-2003, 12:52 AM   #19
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My most expensive crash is going to happen this summer with my unionville turbo beaver (DETAILS TO FOLLOW)
I Crash better than anybody I know
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Old 02-21-2003, 07:53 AM   #20
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great idea to plan ahead; less worries
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