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September 08, 2004

Sad moment

The all too brief career of a model B-52.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 8, 2004 09:20 AM

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Holy mackinaw. That crash site is gigantic for an RC plane. Look at the big, flaming hole on the ground!

Looks like the pilot lost orientation and exceeded the aircraft's max bank angle. Beyond a certain point the wings no longer generate lift and there's nothing to hold it in the sky except the vertical stabilizer. He would have needed a lot more altitude to roll out level and recover.

Posted by: Chris Taylor at September 8, 2004 09:55 AM

Having lost a few r/c a/c to pilot error myself, my heart goes out to the builders!

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at September 8, 2004 11:44 AM