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Cool Predator drone crash....fail

Discussion in 'R/C Videos and Pictures' started by aradc001, Jan 13, 2013.

   
  1. aradc001

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    check out the new homemade predator...we maidened it today it did not go so well...we think that the wing fractured see what you think...we are already fixing it
    [video=youtube_share;Ib0aOaq8FLQ]http://youtu.be/Ib0aOaq8FLQ[/video]
     
  2. Steve_B

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    Seemed like an unlikely time for the wing to break if you ask me. You had been pulling it round in tight turns without any trouble, that's when I'd have expected a wing to break if it was going to. It all seemed to start to go wrong when flying slow straight and level at high altitude. Some other component or radio problem maybe, or did it stall?.. Hard to say.
     
  3. Looked like it tip stalled to me.
     
  4. njswede

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    And I wouldn't call it a complete "fail" BTW. It looked plenty cool while it lasted. Fix and post new video! :)
     
  5. gyro

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    The real predator has a tip stall override, that prevents high bank angles at slow speeds.
     

  6. aradc001

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    tip stall

    I would agree with you guys but after getting it home posting that video and now sitting and looking at it i am even more confused...there seemed to be a crack in wing near the middle were I did not put reinforcement and the way it fell and spiraled (the video doesn't do it justice) makes me think that it was the wing its made out of bluecore and it could have fractured...this was a difficult build and I dont want it to happen again lol then again who wants there airplane to just plummet towards the ground with out any control....I am NJswede thanks for the compliment I agree it does look pretty sweet in the air I definitely had some cars slow down and look at it...I am already starting the rebuild and it will be flown hopefully next weekend..NJswede did you ever get to building that sbach i put on i had some questions about wing rock that I was hoping you would be able to help with
     
  7. njswede

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    Not yet! I still have a bit of a queue of planes to be built. But I'll give it a shot when I have a chance!
     
  8. aradc001

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    Thanks again guys
     
  9. gyro

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    Either way, it's a nice looking replica! I've seen the real one pretty "up and close" and you did a good job :)
     
  10. aradc001

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    thanks I would love to see one close up!! Im jealous it seems to be such a awkward bird you know? I did a considerable amount of time looking at them this week...after its fixed the next plane on my list i think will be a edge....hopefully
     
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