Category Archives: Crashes

Well, that could have gone better

The maiden flight crash of my 10′ scratch-built wing.

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Well, that’s not good.

Yesterday, I took my Blade 350 QX out for the first time in … forever. It’s┬ádeveloped the nasty habit of flipping onto its back and crashing. I upgraded the firmware to 3.0 (a story in itself) so that I could … Continue reading

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Maiden flights (and crashes) of my scratch built megawing

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A fairly terrible maiden.

Well, I had a fairly disastrous maiden today with my Skybuggy 300. Balanced on the main spar, near the rear of the recommended CG range, the plane was uncontrollable. On take-off, it went straight up… … and came straight down. … Continue reading

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Oh no – not again!

  I got my Dynam Gee Bee Sportster put back together after the last crash and took it out for a re-maiden. Everything went great … until this happened.

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Gee Bee down

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S.E.5a crash and (hopefully) repair

Important note if you are attempting this repair. The front and rear cabane pins extend from the wing at two different angles, are two different sizes, and have holes drilled at two different locations. Make sure you know which pin … Continue reading

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Radian ejects a spinner

During my first test flight with the Radian’s new electronics, one of the propellers let go and the spinner snapped and flew off. Time for a new spinner/prop setup. Maybe something shiny and aluminum.

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That could have gone better.

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Thank you, Gorilla Glue!

After stalling my Parkzone SE5a and crashing into the ground, breaking both wings, it was Gorilla Glue to the rescue!

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Mustang down!

Well, that could have gone better.

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An-2 Down

Whoopsie.

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