What did you crash today

Matthewdupreez

Legendary member
after a very long time of no major crashes i actually sadly have something to post here, it was a bit of a heart dropping moment, but it's part of the hobby.

after crash autopsy showed that my BEC had failed as i was coming in for a landing, and lost all power to my servos and rx, locking it into a left roll at full throttle, crash was quite spectacular to hear, exhaust was ripped off of the nitro engine, and the shaft bent.

one word OUCH lol
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Burnhard

Well-known member
after a very long time of no major crashes i actually sadly have something to post here, it was a bit of a heart dropping moment, but it's part of the hobby.

after crash autopsy showed that my BEC had failed as i was coming in for a landing, and lost all power to my servos and rx, locking it into a left roll at full throttle, crash was quite spectacular to hear, exhaust was ripped off of the nitro engine, and the shaft bent.

one word OUCH lol
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Ouch. Sounds like quite a spectacle.
 

Crazed Scout Pilot

Well-known member
Finished my Bushwacker rebuild today.
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Kept the paint scheme of my original one but added a couple of mods. She now has an MS style curved wing, a steerable tail wheel, balsa at the leading edges of the elevator and stabilizer and a bidirectional ESC for reverse thrust.

Mostly used the electronics from the original one but added new servos for ailerons rudder and elevator. Also recycled a bit of carbon tube and other carbon pieces.

Tried to build this one lighter than the original. For some reason the original was only 95% of the new one (probably messed up the print settings at the time). The new wing is about 5 cm longer than the original and when I weighted the old (painted) wing vs the new (at that time unpainted) wing I had like 70 grams less than the original set-up.

I am quite happy how she turned out and am looking forward to the maiden sometime soon.
Looks amazing
 

CrshNBrn

Elite member
Just like the real version, my foamboard Shangri-La had a rough time meeting the ground yesterday. A little hot glue and touch up paint and it's all better!
 

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