Eight years ago I flew an R/C Piper Cub that took me about five months to get built. (not my first R/C plane) Got four flights on it ... then battery went dead...plane flew off into sunset.
Last week I got call from a farmer 26 miles away, said he found a small plane with my AMA name inside of it and called me.
The tail section was still up in a tree about 60 foot up, still in tack but very weather worn. Looked like it had made a noise dive into the tree. The engine and other parts where on the ground. Most all of the parts where still there.
Would you believe that the Como engine after cleaning, started up the first time! I couldn't believe it. All the servos and rec. where junk and froze up with rust and mold and just years of weathering.
But like a dummy I never thought of taking a camera with me to the site, and there is nothing but the engine to take a picture of now.
After so long I just can't believe I found it.
Live and learn newbie's!!!! Make sure you check your batteries before every flight! I learned it the expensive and hard way!