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!
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!
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.
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