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Histoire de l'ecrasement le plus frustrant / The most frustrating crash story

R.I.P. Ma superbe maquette FMS P40b.

Alors que je profitais de ce merveilleux dimanche matin, un insecte - probablement une guèpe - me pique sur l'avant-bras gauche. Seulement deux secondes pour bouger mon bras et regarder, hélas. Assez pour ne pas récupérer ce genre d'avion très sensible.

Maintenant j'ai 4 piles, un moteur brushless, des servos et un récepteur pour la prochaine maquette. Et j'ai toujours l'habitude de mettre de l'insecticide...mais pas ce matin-là

Et vous, quelle est l'histoire de votre écrasement le plus frustrant?


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R.I.P. my beautiful FMS P40b.

As I was enjoying this beautiful Sunday morning conditions, an insect - probably a wasp - bite me on my left forearm. Just a couple of seconds to move my arm and look down, yes. Enough to loose track of this very sensible type of airplane.

Now I have 4 spare packs, brushless motor, servos and receiver for the next kit. And I usually always use repellent...but not that morning

About you, what was your most frustrating crash ???
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There have been many. One good one happened years ago when I tripped and dropped the transmitter. I recovered and picked up the transmitter and would have regained control without too much difficulty if the transmitter battery had not fallen out.
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I had a beautiful Christen Eagle 50cc which I watched going down in circles in the woods because the battery came loose and disconnected,I meant to put heat shrink on the connection but ........
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Early this year my Apprentice had an embarrassing abrupt altercation with Mother Earth - the sun was bright, i made the newbie error of not using the sun shade at the pilot station and I lost sight of the plane as it passed in front of the sun, lost orientation and thwack - nose first into the ground. It crashed only a few feet away from Michael J. who was searching for somebody else's plane in the woods. Fortunately it did not hit anyone. Michael kindly retrieved the pieces which have benefited from a large portion of Lepage’s cement glue (thanks to Raymond B. for his recommendation) + new cowl etc and the plane has successfully re-maidened a few weeks ago.
More pilot error than unlucky break......
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J’ai volé dans une année en 1 janvier. Était une tempête de neige. Une poussé de vent m’a introduit de neige entre les yeux et lunettes. Complete aveugles je perdu l’avion. C’était un minitelemaster électrique. Je le trouvé sur un magasin…
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Well, I went flying my SR-71 edf jet last Monday. I noticed the runway was full of goose droppings. I though it may be a good idea to remove them before take-off but was too impatient and decided to take off anyway. The plane roared down the runway and just before takeoff, the right fan hit a bird dropping and exploded, sending blades right through the engine nacelle. With the left engine on full power, the plane turned right and started to roll, I quickly powered down and it plopped down in the soaked grass at the end of the runway (in the Hudson). Luckily not too much damage except to my ego, but I promised myself to bring a broom next time to avoid bird poo strikes on take-off.

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Well, I went flying my SR-71 edf jet last Monday. I noticed the runway was full of goose droppings. I though it may be a good idea to remove them before take-off but was too impatient and decided to take off anyway. The plane roared down the runway and just before takeoff, the right fan hit a bird dropping and exploded, sending blades right through the engine nacelle. With the left engine on full power, the plane turned right and started to roll, I quickly powered down and it plopped down in the soaked grass at the end of the runway (in the Hudson). Luckily not too much damage except to my ego, but I promised myself to bring a broom next time to avoid bird-dropping strikes on take-off.
I guess we will call you Sully from now on!
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I guess we will call you Sully from now on!
I should have cleaned the bird poo off the runway and not "sully" my reputation.
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There are 2 wide plastic plow snow shovels behind the terminal. Blue colour. Cleaned the 2 taxi ways and the eastern half of the runway on Sunday. Since the plows are plastic the runway is not damaged. There were about 35 geese at the east end of the runway. I guess they returned. They have also done a number on the yellow noodles.
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There are 2 wide plastic plow snow shovels behind the terminal. Blue colour. Cleaned the 2 taxi ways and the eastern half of the runway on Sunday. Since the plows are plastic the runway is not damaged. There were about 35 geese at the east end of the runway. I guess they returned. They have also done a number on the yellow noodles.
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