Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Sunday Wind In The Wires

 




All the minions died face down in the grass!
😂👍
Stop that applause, damn you all!!!


Well the Saturday Dawn Patrol ended badly. My beloved crapcopter, after dozens of  flight hours... literally went tits up and crashed with all hands! The poor minion pilots were scattered hither and yon, dead in the grass! HAR HAR HAR!!! If that isn't the most pathetic aviation accident in Canada I will eat my hat! Everything was going great until the flight controller malfed and put full power onto one of the motors... and that was that for that!!!

That's the way of these things though. One of the brutal lessons of the hobby is that ya fall in love with flight itself, and maybe the building process... but you NEVER get attached to the model. I'll do a ground up refurb and this fine little recreational multi rotor will be back in the air. Dammit, I will probably have to buy one of the new FC's with that damned F7 coprocessor. Whatever.

Other crashes have gotta be heart breakers though. This grand old gal goes down in the rhubarb and I hope that the owner didn't have a stroke when it did!






6 comments:

  1. Sakes, if you build a model that big, just build one that you fit in. Gravy, that Gnome engine is amazing! They really turn one way like a slug, and the other way is spin and die. The spinning engine is a gyro. Those turns killed a lot of WW1 pilots.

    I've got the hankering to build an ultralight. I keep telling myself I shouldn't, but the itch is getting worse....

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    1. I have gotta think the vibration alone is a killer STxAR. You can only balance them so much, and then after that it's all time and metal (or wood) fatigue...

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  2. That is why I build RC Tank models...

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    1. How is that, Beaner? I saw a meet up for tank guys where they had hundreds of cubic yards of dirt and sand brought in and dumped... and then the guys went to work with the children to build hills and landscapes for the show. At show time, the spectators all drifted in and the models were chugging around and up the hills, or being towed around by RC semi trucks on trailers... it looked like an absolute hoot!

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  3. Fascinating that the entire engine spins.

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  4. Love the silk scarf, classy touch

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