Sunday, May 18, 2008

Stryker Crash

Had my first true crash of my Stryker today. I was flying slowly, practicing turns. I was at the far end of the field when I stalled. I tried to pull a sharp turn without enough airspeed. I had increased power but it wasn't enough to increase the speed enough.

Fortunately, the damage was only structural. The battery, motor (and camera) were undamaged.
Just a little PUR and I'll back in the air.

Note: Normally the nose cone would have popped off in a nose in crash, thus sparing the fuselage. However, this time I used two large strips of packing tape so the break actually occurred on the fuse. Next time, smaller tape.

Here is my first successful (or is it lucky?) chase cam footage shot from my Stryker. Keep looking for the blue Corsair.