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.


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