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Old 11-19-2006, 09:57 AM   #11
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Good stuff.....lol
Kind of ironic that you play wedding music when showing the crash wreckage....lol
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:16 PM   #12
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Well. I can't resist throwing my 3 cents worth in....

First, good flying (well, except for the last 2 seconds..) You were pushing that trainer well beyond its capabilities..if that was the 200th flight, you got some talent there....

Secondly, like everyone else said...move on to a better plane. The trainer looks like the tail was broken as well....If you choose to repair it, donate it to some deserving kid who is just trying to get started, keeping it will only hold you back...with your potential, you really need to move forward!!

Thirdly...I, too, was impressed by the good manners displayed by both you and the cameraman after the crash..

Fourthly...that is an excellent video!!

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Old 11-19-2006, 02:18 PM   #13
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I need to mention the fact that for the first half of the video, there was no fence visible. I was trembling in fear for this whole time. Thankfully, the cameraman was able to magically make one appear. I then felt alot safer for you guy's.

With all the hoopla over them, I'm watching for fences in videos now. How lame is that.
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:23 PM   #14
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I'll join the chorus of those saying that the unfortunate event should be a catalyst to get something new and exciting - think low wing, fully symetrical, and power.

You've clearly taken that trainer as far (and beyond) what it was designed for.

I did the same thing in my early days, and my first fully aerobatic model was an enlightening (and exciting) experience. All of the skills that I'd learned pushing the poor trainer beyond it's limits now translated into real aerobatics on the sport aircraft.

And I too would say that it's repairable. I've seen worse put back together and fly again.

Bandage it back up and hang it on your wall - nothing will quite hold the same sentiment for you as your first trainer. 15 years later I've still got mine hanging right here above my work bench as I type this, and it too has a few band-aids as well..
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Old 11-19-2006, 06:36 PM   #15
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Jon, I get hanger rash that bad on my planes! My LT-40 was rebuilt 3 TIMES after this: http://www.rccanada.ca/bb/album_pic.php?pic_id=981 and is in the bag AGAIN!

Rebuild it when the mood strikes, and by all means move up to a more capable plane. You have the stuff.

BTW, It is gratifying to see someone suffer a trauma and not lose their cool or their manners. Kudos, Dude!
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:29 PM   #16
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I actually came across this video this morning while browsing JooToob, without having first read your thread! Coincidence, I guess.

I remember when I watched the video, remarking (aloud) "what the hell is this guy doing flying a trainer?" My next thought was "he's going to crash it on purpose! (Since I knew it was a crash vid and you were a good pilot flying a trainer).

Kudos for staying with the trainer for so long! I can't believe you havn't gotten bored and set it aside yet! I'm a wretched pilot, and I've been bored of the trainer for some time now.

Finally, my one and a half cents. Have you considered building a SPAD? Quick, easy, aerobatic, and lets not forget cheap!! This would get you flying again relatively quickly, and leave you some time to work on fixing that bird up! (Hope you didn't bin it!)

All the best.

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Old 11-24-2006, 09:50 PM   #17
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I will second the spad idea. Epecially if your on a budget. My second plane was a spad and I have no regrets. Balsa flys better, but spads are more fun. Ben if you are capable of posting pics I'd like to see your latest creation. That is if you've rebuilt yet. Jon check out "spad to the bone"


I keep having the same mechanical problem. I've got a loose nut on the transmitter!

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Old 11-24-2006, 10:32 PM   #18
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Although I have (extremely) limited experience, from what I have heard the idea of B@!$@ flying better is questionable. Just kidding around, of course. I would love to post some pics of Frankenplane V.2.0, but I'm lacking in the digital camera department. I should be picking one up this winter for a planned "leaving working life" experiment, so hopefully I'll have some pics up in a couple months.


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