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Discussion The I’m going out flying thread 2018

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Buddy5303, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

  2. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Well it was a nice day at the field today, but unfortunately it ended up with my 105" Extra upside down in a bean field.
    On my second flight, the carbon fiber spinner cone decided to part company with the airplane and go through the prop and hit the cowl. I killed it right away since I wasn't sure if the prop was still in one piece. Unfortunately without the prop turning the plane doesn't slow down and I barely touched down before I was out of runway. I ended up in the bean field at the end of the runway and it nosed over at the last second.

    I like to bad mouth this Hangar 9 airplane for being an over weight pig, but the balsa sheeted foam core rudder doesn't have a ding in it after flipping over. A built up one would be in rough shape. The cowl is cracked in several places, the landing gear is tweaked, the wheel pants are beat and the props done for. But considering what could have happened if the prop came apart, and one blade is pretty bad, I consider myself lucky, It could have been much worse.

    Sorry for the bad pictures, but the lighting in my family room isn't great for photos.

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  3. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Dang it! That sucks most profusely my friend. But it truly is how you look at it. From your description of events, it could have ended most unsatisfyingly bad. I'm pretty sure however that planting balsa in the same field that beans is growing is certainly not allowable. Not supposed to mix and match. Remember, you must rotate your crops.
  4. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Yeah I've seen what happens when half a prop comes off and it's REALLY ugly.
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  5. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    "Really Ugly" sums that scenario up pretty well. So glad you still have an airframe and that DA120 is more than likely unharmed.
    Of course this just "had" to happen after you perked up the LG, wheels and pants :ooh?:.
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  6. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Removing the landing gear is the part of the fix I dread the most. The cuffs are glued to the fuse with clear adhesive silicone and that stuffs a pain to get off.
  7. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Ah I see. I used the same "Ultra Grey" that I did my exhaust header with and glued the bottoms of the cuffs to the underside of the gear. The cuffs simply fit up against the fuse and come right off with the gear. Now getting the cuffs off the gear is another story but if I had to I think it could be done with out damaging the cuffs because you have an "open" straight in shot for the Exacto blade.
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  8. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Well it does not look to bad new prop and spinner and the rest is time and effort. The big thing is that the plane. Is good and you did not rip out the gear and stuff the wheel pants up through the wing. How’s spinner is it strange it should not just fail like that, did you find the spinner and look at it. Probably hard to see anything if it went through the prop. Well sorry to see that.
  9. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Huck'd the GB Indoor Extra 330SC last night. Always a joy flying these little flat foamies.

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  10. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Cool little foamie.

    Tanner, what size props are you using on your DA120?

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