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Failed builds, Bad Crashes....Post Pics

earthsciteach

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#2
Not yet a failure...

I am not ready to declare this build a failure, but rather a victim of pre-E-maidenation. After months' worth of patiently picking away, I decided to push the maiden of my quasi-mini Globe Swift, despite the temporary connection of wing to fuselage and aileron linkages. This plane is a case of trying to pack 10 lbs of poo in a 5 lb bag. The aileron linkages were binding due to lack of space, but I said, "toss it, I'll fly it as a 3 channel." The other teacher who runs the RC build club with me at school gave it a firm toss. The airplane flew amazingly well for about 3 tenths of a second, straight down, where it impacted the gym floor. The firewall broke in two, the lower portion of the rudder ws bisected from the top, and the elevator surfaces seperated from one another.

I KNOW this thing will fly. But its definetely back to the drawing board time!
 

earthsciteach

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#5
Not bad at all, honestly. Easy fix. The challenge is to pack the reciever and servos into a space WAY too small. I'll get it worked out.
 

earthsciteach

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#7
And, while I am on the subject, here is another example of "What Not To Do." I built a prototype chuck glider from fan fold foam today to teach my students in the RC Build Club a bit more about center of gravity, center of lift, and wing area.

What Not To Do: Toss glider in your back yard in the prescence of one of your hyper-focused labrador retrievers. He brought it back to me. In two peices. Gotta love it!
 
#8
LOL! And another thing not to do--fly behind a building....destroyed one of my planes....Hey, we should start a thread about what not to do...
 
#9
I have two epic fails so far, just to show my noobishness.

First I got this:


Which looks like this after it's 2nd flight:


Not to be defeated, I replaced it with this:


Which, after it's 2nd flight (I'm noticing a pattern forming here), looks like this:



:(

I'm now having much more success learning to fly helicopters. How backwards is that?
 
#11
I have a crash for ya! The best worst flight ever for me. I still have mixed feelings about it. :)

More pics on next post.

JB
 

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Monster Poke crash

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The monster slow poke flew great until the rear fuse failed (my fault). I am very tempted to scratch build another without the bomb bay (reason for fail).

Maybe we should put it to a vote.

JB
 

JimCR120

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#18
Like Mac said, "It's just a plane." But if I was in your shoes I think I'd have a pretty hard time keeping my chin up after all that. Kudo's Bro.
I hope you do rebuild. If you do, you know where to post the pix.
 
#20
I have two epic fails so far, just to show my noobishness.

First I got this:


Which looks like this after it's 2nd flight:


Not to be defeated, I replaced it with this:


Which, after it's 2nd flight (I'm noticing a pattern forming here), looks like this:



:(

I'm now having much more success learning to fly helicopters. How backwards is that?
Looks like the worst damage is to the nose of each plane.....perhaps try a pusher prop model. They make excellent trainers and despite being called a trainer they are a lot of fun to fly. I always fly my SkyFly Max first before flying anything new....gets the bugs out of my thumbs:)