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Old 04-20-2007, 10:24 AM   #21
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When I was racing lots of times we had one buried, me included. When you put them in like that most of the pieces are close at hand. Makes it a lot easier to find the parts. I had one go in on about a 30deg angle and the reciever was about 30 yards away. Lucky it was all short grass.
I think it should be mandatory for flying sites to have a small shovel to fix the divit's. If Ed fly's with you guy's he probably has one in the trunk. They sure are spectacular when they go in. My comments to the others is "I build them and I can break them" and pull out another and keep at it. Glad to see you where up flying.
Troubleshooting the problem on this type of crash is hard to do as everything is separated and until you have one of your own you do not realize the mess it makes of a radio system. I had one where the battery was pushed into the fuel tank. A long ways in but what really took the brunt was the reciever because it was behind the battery. Don't do that anymore and will stick some weight on the rear end to keep it up front.

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Old 04-20-2007, 12:04 PM   #22
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Hi John. No, I didn't have to do much looking around, for certain.

Quite a contrast with my first major crash. My LT-40 went down at a shallow angle at near full throttle (I was trying to fly a different plane, turned out to be a commercial about ten miles away ) and when I paced it off I found it was 95 feet from part A to part Z.

Lucky I was wearing cargo shorts that day, I NEEDED all those pockets!

Anyway, I've still got a half a dozen flyable, between the city and the country houses, and my P51 is coming together well, so I'm OK.
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