Terre Haute R/C Club AMA Charter 292

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: jwyeth on February 28, 2018, 07:33:51 AM

Title: Fast growing trees!!
Post by: jwyeth on February 28, 2018, 07:33:51 AM
Welllll......I found that on occasion the trees on the North boundary can spontaneously spring up about 20 feet in a matter of seconds. &nbsp;Or, maybe my depth perception wasn't as good in the evening light. &nbsp;Either way, I tried to chop one down with my Extra 300S on Monday. &nbsp;It was my first crash ever, and I seriously doubt my last. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.thrcc.org/forums/Smileys/default/shocked.gif" alt="" title="" onresizestart="return false;" id="smiley_1_shocked.gif" style="padding: 0 3px 0 3px;">&nbsp; However, now that it has happened, my confidence has waivered now on my abilities to bring a bigger bird that needs to land a little hot.&nbsp; So, I will need to work on that!&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><div><br></div><div>Jim</div>
Title: Re: Fast growing trees!!
Post by: jwyeth on March 05, 2018, 08:38:50 AM
So, after stripping the covering off the wing, I can find no damage other than on both left and right sides, the balsa sheeting has a 2" puncture crack and the mounting surface at the trailing edge where the nylon wing bolts were ripped out has some damage. 

The fuse is intact, from the gear rearward.  So, I think that I may purchase another kit (to get the cowl and cockpit hatch that I am sure Great Planes would charge my nearly $60) and then have all the laser cut pieces/parts to rebuild the cockpit forward...  Then I get to learn to cover a plane...