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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. I went flying today! One flight... and one crash. I’ve never had radio issues before but today I lost all aileron control and everything else was intermittent. I kept it airborne for about 45 seconds after the problem started , but you can see the result below. The damage was much more extensive than what the picture shows. Now in the market for a 50cc airframe...[​IMG]
  2. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Not good.
  3. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    That is not a good day at the field sorry to see that. But what is worse you have no idea what happened or do you know.
  4. I wish I knew. None of the components on this plane will go airborne again until it is extensively tested, though.

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  5. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Really sorry for your loss. Odd thing about your crash is "VERY" similar to an "ALMOST" crash my son had on a brand new Pilot Yak. We have been doing the same setup on every bird for years. Obviously 50cc'ers are not as elaborate as our big monsters, but the layout is still pretty close. We have never had a single issue due to our setups. That is until he almost lost a brand new, straight out of the box and build to the air Pilot Yak. When he took off, he had his throttle at a lower setting...and all was well. When he went to a higher throttle setting, the plane just simply went wonky. Totally out of control. Loss of control surfaces, other surfaces spaazing out. He was able to get the throttle back to a lower setting and the plane became totally controllable again. We landed the ole girl safely and shut her down. He went through the entire airframe, setup and components and really never found anything concrete. The only thing he did question was an extension that may have had less than perfect connections. He replaced that extension and off we went again. The plane has been rock solid and flawless since. We figure that the harmonics of vibration were causing a chattering connection in that extension. Perhaps you had a component that originally was fine, but went south without you knowing it. I hope this may help you in some way. I hate seeing anyone lose a plane for any reason. Hang in there....
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  6. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    If I may suggest I have run into your Delma and was afraid to fly again with all the equipment again. Sent it back to the supplier and they found nothing. Ok this made it even more difficult. So a little while back one of the guys at the club was selling an older 46 size plane he no longer needed. So I bought it and from then any time I have something that is suspect I install it this plane and then fly it for 10 flights I try to tear the wings off and fly it just about out of sight and if everything works ok it goes back into good stuff, it is the only way I know of to give myself a little confidence to use it again. And believe it or not but this method has proven to work for me.
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  7. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Did get the Alien out the other day. DL50 is starting to break in well (Richening up on the low end) and I'm seeing even more power now.

    Definitely my "go to" 50cc now. Come to think of it.....It's my only 50cc now.....Duh :ugh:.

    @Bluepilot2003 sorry for your woe. I have been looking at the Flight Model's Edge 540. Been wanting a 50/60cc Edge ever since I made the mistake of selling my Pilot Edge. The FM flies well like the Pilot but half the cost. I am really liking this FM Extra 330sc. Comes out a bit chunky in weight but it flies like its very light.

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  8. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    After getting poured on yesterday (yes it rains here :oblong: ) today was magical with the sun shining and wind relatively low.

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    Snuck 2 flights in on the AJ Laser before we had to go be responsible :eek::cool:
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  9. AKNick

    AKNick 100cc


    Well I finally flew the stupid munk, I mean chip, ur chippy, um super chipmunk!

    Took nine years as a hangar queen, four engine changes until its first maiden. I had a 2cycle nitro thunder tiger, wanted a four stroke, so I got a saito 72 that ended up in a mojo because I thought it would be too small for smoke, then a saito 100... smoke system wasn’t working out, so tried to fly it without and it back fired and I lost my spinner nut. I moved onto another project and it’s been collecting dust since. So I sold it to a buddy, he hacked it up to make it fly on an electric setup, first motor he put in threw a magnet on a pre pre flight ha ha. So it’s on its fifth engine. Crazy talk I say.

    He flew it a few times then let me fly it the next week, take off to landing in the slushy snow. Since I never seen it fly yet, it felt like a maiden. Flew clean, and sport aerobatics were scale. I was smiling ear to ear. Felt good for me to close a chapter on that plane. I realized it’s been a while since I’ve had to utilize airspeed to do a four point roll in an arc. He said he puckered up watching me fly ha ha, old school style. This newer generation never got to experience airspeed management as a necessity, now every thing is “overpowered” meaning not scale. Made me a better pilot than most! One thing I am grateful for!

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  10. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    IMG_2697.jpg Got a couple in with my buddy. His top end overhauled DLE60 twin did great and my DL50 is really starting to perk up too :).

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