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Howdy From Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GSAV8R, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Only good thing is you made some space for a new one not to painful if you did not really like it. Hopefully you did not damage the engine.
  2. There was nothing left when it hit the ground! I had some good altitude when the wings folded. It hit so hard that it broke the case of the engine, along with taking one of the cylinder heads off. I decided before it happened that I was finished with the DLE brand also. So along with the plane that I really didnt like,...I really didnt like the engine too. So everything considered, I wasnt too upset with the loss...other then the amount of $ that went in the trash. We all been there!

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  3. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    The sound of that thump when they hit hard and fast is hard to forget. I drilled a Yak into the ground at nearly full throttle once. The tuned pipe looked like an accordion. The stainless header was smashed flat against the cylinder head, but the DA50 didn't even have a broken fin. The only damage to the engine was a bent prop hub. I couldn't believe it survived that well.
  4. Hard to believe your engine didnt get damaged. I get 'kidded' alot by other pilots in our club about my throttle being on a 2 position toggle switch....land and full throttle! But I have to say, thats pretty much how I fly. So when I crash there is never anything left to salvage. That may be why my planes are 30's era racers...they fit my style of flying. I just tell them that I dont use a servo on the throttle to save $120.00. Hard to get it past them when they are looking at my $6K plane! Ya, it was quite a thump when it hit the ground.

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