September 21, 2023


Just Do Automotive

Final flight of my great Phoenix Waco

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As you will see within the video my Waco bit the mud yesterday. I used to be doing an engine-revving slow-ish flyby and after the second rev she determined to roll HARD proper and plow into the tall grass. After the crash it was in loads higher form than I’d’ve guessed. The excellent news is –IFI may get a high and backside wing set I would be capable of repair it good as new. Unhealthy information is the underside wing alternative set (together with the entire plane) is "backordered" and has been for what – two years? My guess is it ain’t ever coming again.

NOW: I do know this thread goes to foster runaway hypothesis however I would like some enter on why you consultants on the market assume this might occur.

The Information:
I simply flew the HELL out of this airplane two weeks in the past and it ROCKED. By no means had one single drawback of any variety. Prolly has 20 – 30 flights.
This was first flight of the day. Had recent charged 7.2v lipos.
Spectrum powersafe 20 receiver with an Aura 8 flight controller.
All servo/connections gooped in place – nothing misplaced.
All 3 sparkplug caps on the Saito FG60R3 Radial had been down tight.
This flight lasted approx. 30 seconds till the ailerons went arduous over.
Radio was FINE after the crash. The whole lot was working with out fault.
Amazingly sufficient the prop did not even break! And the engine continues to be pristine, thank goodness.

Now here is one factor that I simply discovered a minute in the past. The I went to take the 2 lipos out of it and located considered one of them disconnected (NOT because of the crash)! Now it IS potential I did this myself after the crash then what – perhaps determined to not unhood the second to examine one thing? Undecided however certain sufficient one batt is studying 4.16 and one reads 4.05. Even when I did miss plugging one batt in (I simply can’t think about) should not a powersafe receiver be capable of function safely on one batt? Is not that the entire concept? What on the earth may’ve prompted this and why is it working positive now!

Let the hypothesis start. . . . .

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