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  1. T

    Help a Newbie Understand First Crash

    Hey gang. I had my first crash over the weekend, and it was entirely my fault. Footage of the crash from a mobius on the underside of the Storch is here: What I observed happening at the time was a pop while starting a turn and bank to the right, then I completely lost control of the plane...
  2. I

    Skywalker mid air collision with HK Walrus

    Finally got round to editing this footage from a few weeks ago! Some flying at a local windfarm with friends which was cut short due to an....'incident'. Skip to 2:10 if you're impatient and want to see the mid air collision! Decided to have a bit of fun with the editing as well, hope you...
  3. Drake600

    My FT Delta maiden...

    It left the ground under it's own power, so technically it qualifies as flight... Ready for takeoff. Pitches up and yaws left HARD. This isn't going to end well. As expected. Might have a slight thrust angle issue after that landing. I swear the CG was spot on, control surfaces trimmed and...
  4. Snarls

    Lost and Found

    I want to hear stories of loss and discovery. Everyone has had that one crash where a piece of the wreck goes missing. Whether it is a battery, esc, or that one favorite rudder, loosing parts at the field isn't fun. Then hours, days, or years later you unexpectedly stumble upon the missing...
  5. Croom

    Yak-54 Extremely Nooby 3D flying :)

  6. D

    HELP WANTED: DJI F550 Water landing, what should i do?

    Hello everyone, i need your help and advice. flying my Hexacopter DJI F550 between two buildings, it wasnt windy where i was but 15 feet of the ground the hexa start shaking really bad, with strong wing, i lost visual and it landed on one of those ponds that new buildings are so fond of it. I...
  7. Flak Bait

    FPV Maiden "Nailed It"

    Who doesn't love the smell of hot glue and foam board in the morning?!! I've been flying RC for some time now, well since rubber band escapements were the new thing. Anyway, I decided that FPV would be the next thing to try. Well, FPV she's an unforgiving lassie with a steep learning curve...
  8. L

    Lipo Disposal, Storage, etc...

    What I would like to see is how flite test disposes of old, severely damaged, minor damaged, and simply demolished batteries. The internet has loads of stuff regarding salt water bath, discharge to '0' volts per cell, etc. What do you guys do for the battery that is (fill in the blank). Would...
  9. T

    another rookie seeking help with radian

    Just started flying 2 months ago with hobbyzone delta ray. I flew it successfully some and crashed it some. Wanted something different so I got a parkzone radian. I expected a sailplane to be slow and gentle but to ME it seems fast and hard to fly. Main problem is on launch, first time I put...
  10. L

    The flight that claimed my phantom.

    I had been flying my phantom all day, working on a new video. so i thought i'd have a bit of fun on my last flight. i continued flying when the battery was low and lost power, so i couldn't clear the fast approaching wall of death (some grass). anyway. i need a new frame now haha. enjoy...
  11. JohnRambozo

    Harrowing Rescures

    I'm sure everyone at some time has had to go to great lengths to retrieve their beloved plane. Today was that day for me. It started as a beautiful, quiet day with a slight breeze but quickly showed some pretty aggressive gusts. I was having too much fun to quit so I just battled the wind and...
  12. Maingear

    Kraken Incident Report

    Built Kraken exactly as published with suppo gear and metal gear servos. 10 gauge harness from batt to ESCs. Both esc would not run on a 2c 5000mah batt (within spec of electrical system) in lipo mode(1). Consulted suppo factory and recomended manually checking cells to ensure min voltage not...
  13. Random_rc

    FT Versa is always crashing

    Hello, i have build a FT Versa a while a go. i finally got round to flying it. when i launched it the first time at about 70 % throttle it went about 10 meters and nose dived right into the ground. so i tried again but with 100% throttle and it did the same thing. i did this about 5 -10 times...
  14. themajik1

    59" AJ Slick Aftermath

    Well, no video but here is a pic of the aftermath of what happens when you lose rudder control at 15 feet above the runway hanging off of the prop! Interesting though, the wings are just fine. Saved the servos, battery, and receiver. Motor and the rest are toast. It was still a good day of...
  15. Vlad

    Flyzone S.E.5a success and failures

    So I decided that for $70 I couldn't pass up the chance to start flying with a WWI warbird. I have flown full sized planes before and had been playing combat simulators since I was a wee tot and figured that if I could handle flying anything from a Sopwith Camel to a Spitfire, even a Corsair...
  16. tikaro

    Anycopter is crashing really well (not being sarcastic.) Video!

    Hi, forum! Thanks to help from the folks here, I got my Rotor Bones Anycopter X quad running. I stuck a Mobius ActionCam onto it, and after two days of cursing at the camera, got it working properly by installing the new firmware (again, thanks to help in the forums.) ANYHOW, here is my very...
  17. Hionimi

    Parachute to rescue a drone, mounting questions.

    Hi, it seems the law in my country (Netherlands) is about to enforce parachute systems on drones, I'm cool with that and would love to get something like that as not only does that qualify me to fly legally, but also prevents damage to anything and anyone which is great! :cool: Now, there are...
  18. M

    My First Crash

    Today my knuckle quad fought with a tree and lost. :( I found the poor creature on the ground missing a leg and propeller. I took it back home, fixed it up, and tested it out. One of the motors started spinning later than the others and stopped spinning earlier. I unplugged the battery and...
  19. jsut210

    FunJet Clone

    I recently received a Multiplex Fun-jet that a Co-worker had just laying around! I instantly fell in love with the plane's smooth flight at extremely high speed. Unfortunately the Fun-jet is no longer with us :(. Lets just say there's a pile of foam bits out at my flying field. Anyways I was...