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Apprentice crunch!

Hit a tree today at the west end of the field, at the bottom of a split s, totally misjudged height above the trees!

Thanks to Mike for helping me retrieve the remains. Here's a picture.

Looks like the wing and tail are toast, drive shaft is sheared off, may need to replace the engine, tbd.
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From the photo it looks like the front of the plane took quite a high speed hit. How is the battery compartment on the bottom. Is there Any damage to it or to the lipo battery? If there is the battery could short and reach high temperatures and ignite. Lipo fires can be difficult to extinguish. Just a word of caution. There is a lot of info on line about what to do with a damaged battery.
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Hi John,
I just finished doing an inspection and so far I don't see any damage to the fuselage, battery compartment, firewall, engine mount...even the cowl escaped unscathed. The prop and shaft sheared off the front of the engine, and it looks to me like the rest of the impact was absorbed by the wing. I'll check the battery, threw it in with the others, but don't recall seeing anything at the field that looked like lipo damage. Just in case, I keep all my batteries together in a metal case in the garage. Will check each one though, good idea. Thanks
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