Had a crash today. Plane was totally destroyed. Only thing I can say is,
Double check your trims if you still use analog trim levers. When I was
starting my plane, the tx fell over and I didn't think to check to see if
the trims had gotten knock off their settings. Anyway, it made for an
exciting take off and subsequent wildly uncontrolled turn and dive
straight into the ground. Fortunately for me, I had the smarts to
quickly cut my throttle when I realized it was going in.
In as many pieces that plane went to, I was surprised that the propeller
did not break. I am going to send the rx in to Hitec for them to check out
before I use it again and I might have stripped some servo gears. The
engine itself appears to be in good condition, no dirt got into the carb
and the muffler did not break off. The engine mount broke right behind
where the engine mounts to it. It was my Hobbico Superstar. Was a good
flying plane until today. Pilot error for not checking the trims after the
tx fell over.
- posted 14 years ago