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50mm EDF up in flames.

okisub

Junior Member
#1
It vanished before my eyes :(

The fire was caused by the ESC burning out.. I was using the stock 20Amp with a 4s. It had done dozens of flights on it before but always thought it had to have been on the limit.

The lipo's popping at about 1:40 make some pretty nice fire balls!

It was a great jet while it lasted. Hitting HK soon for another EDF.

 

bicyclemonkey

Flying Derp
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#2
That...was AWESOME! Did anyone bring marshmallows?

Oh, your lipo's a little puffy, you may not want to use that one anymore :)
 
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ananas1301

Crazy flyer/crasher :D
#5
poor jet ....

Half the plane looked nice at the beginning and I though why do you laugh and don´t do anything?

I would´ve tried to get some stuff out of it. Receiver or motor of whatever possible without burning my fingers.
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
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#7
It looked far better when I threw like 1/2 gallon of gasoline into a fire (still in the plastic bottle), two seconds, a whoosh sound and a 3-4 meter fireball!! Don't tell my mom though! :)
 

okisub

Junior Member
#8
poor jet ....

Half the plane looked nice at the beginning and I though why do you laugh and don´t do anything?

I would´ve tried to get some stuff out of it. Receiver or motor of whatever possible without burning my fingers.
The canopy was taped on with micropore tape, so I wouldn't have got anything out in time. Plus the risk of the lipo blowing as I was pulling things out wasn't worth the risk over a $10 corona 4 channel Rx or $10 lipo. All there was to do was sit and watch the show.
 

okisub

Junior Member
#9
How did you land it? Did the fire start in the air or on the ground?
It was carrying a fair bit of speed when the motor cut out, so I just turned and brought it down gently as I could. Luckily I still had control and the ESC's bec didnt die as well.
I've blown 2 fans in it before and landed smoothly both times as well, you just have to bring them in a bit hot (lol).

I only noticed the smoke as I was walking over to it. Flames mid air would have been spectacular but I wouldn't have caught a video of that.
 

jetpackninja

More combat please...
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#15
NICE! You can fly with us anytime!
First rule of our club is if you are going to crash get it on video!
Good job! You are an honorary UFO!