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rc plane crash - 68% pitts challenger robbie skipton at raf cosford

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peter coxon18/07/2016 15:29:31
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Phil 918/07/2016 15:40:04
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he will need one big bin bag for that one

MattyB18/07/2016 15:52:23
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A real shame, it was a lovely model. I don't think that is going to buff out!

Reading the video description, apparently a plug on one of the rear cylinders found it's way out on a previous pass, the model lost power and went in. Even so it is difficult to see what happened from that video as it doesn't show the runup to the crash - I know Pitts do tend to glide like bricks, but it seems to have come in from a height that should have allowed at least a wings level emergency put down even if it were downwind. I guess he must have not realised he had an engine issue and carried on with his routine, only for the engine to fail part way through a manoeuvre.

Edited By MattyB on 18/07/2016 15:52:50

Bob Cotsford18/07/2016 16:29:10
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It looked to be deadstick to me, at least the prop appeared to be intact after the impact.

Richard B (DB Sport and Scale Ltd)18/07/2016 16:59:24
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oh no. I saw the aftermath with people going to collect the wreckage but didn't know which model it was. Having enjoyed a brief sojourn out of my marquee to view it's display on the saturday, well, that is very very sad indeed.

Eagle 89918/07/2016 17:35:56
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Saw his displays on Saturday and Sunday but I'm pleased that I missed the accident flight.

I saw Robbie on Saturday and asked him where the blue monster pilot was that used to be in the cockpit.
He told me that he took it out as it weighed three pounds.....see what happens without a pilot!

Seriously though, crying shame to total a super aircraft. I hope Robbie and his dad build another.

Frank Skilbeck18/07/2016 18:21:03
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I was watching it, it appeared engine cut when low turning downwind, you can see pilot level the wings and then try to pull some up in and the wing stalling again. It was too low to get it back into wind and with out the engine didn't have enough speed to be able to pull out of the dive.

cymaz18/07/2016 18:25:26
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Damn shame sad

AndyD18/07/2016 18:35:55
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im crying and its not my model,i had a pitts special only 52 inch though and as you say glide and brick go to gether.

Josip Vrandecic -Mes18/07/2016 19:09:26
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I feel awkward to watch and I can not imagine what the feelings of the owner...sad

Barryorbik18/07/2016 20:55:53
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Terrible to see such a lovely aircraft destroyed but does anyone know the cause?

and does it really say 'skip' on the aircraft piece being carried to the trailer in the still photograph at the end of the video.

ChrisB18/07/2016 21:35:50
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Posted by Barryorbik on 18/07/2016 20:55:53:

Terrible to see such a lovely aircraft destroyed but does anyone know the cause?

and does it really say 'skip' on the aircraft piece being carried to the trailer in the still photograph at the end of the video.

The cause was a spark plug coming loose and the engine dying.

Great shame, but its one of the pitfalls of the hobby unfortunately...those that have and those that will. Robbie will have another monster aerobatic plane in the air soon enough!

Stuart Z18/07/2016 22:07:13
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So sad

Tom Sharp 219/07/2016 00:47:57
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Looks as if it tip stalled on the way down

Darrell Woodward19/07/2016 03:25:53
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I was only reading a thread about this model on FlyingGiants / on the builders website a few days ago, What a shame

cymaz19/07/2016 06:18:08
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If anyone is interested in the kit specs . HERE

Edited By cymaz on 19/07/2016 06:29:07

Josip Vrandecic -Mes19/07/2016 09:03:02
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Hello Peter, 1.349.50 minus modeller work .... another strong reason to cry...face 11

Andy4819/07/2016 12:56:56
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If you read on that £1349 is just the 50% deposit. crying

Bob Cotsford19/07/2016 13:30:40
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Here's the real killer - Robbie has a wrap graphic of the model covering the back of his van. Guess he'll need to replace the wrap nowsad. Good job that's his main businesslaugh

Darrell Woodward19/07/2016 16:04:39
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Posted by Andy48 on 19/07/2016 12:56:56:

If you read on that £1349 is just the 50% deposit. crying

£1349 is the kit price, purchaser has to put 50% deposit down to initiate cutting.

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