1241 forum posts
My crashes due to,
Pilot error 3
Poor Pre flight checks 4
Poor hand launch 8
structural failure 1
servo failure 1
esc failure 1
retract failure 1
|2368 forum posts|
whoah Kelly of the 19 crashes or mishaps how many resulted in total loss ?
|Paul Marsh||02/06/2013 14:21:41|
3834 forum posts
Shot down: 2
Radio failure (not found): 2
Battery failure: 1
Dead stick: 1
Servo failure: 1/2. (model sort-of survived)
|Chuck Plains||02/06/2013 21:27:54|
1096 forum posts
After reading som e recent posts, I want to change my plea! My legal council has persuaded me to change it to "The Plane Crashed!"
11 forum posts
I would say misjudgement of speed ,height and distance ..an old post I remember said that gravity always wins as a rule, the best you can ever hope for is a 50-50 split.
|john stones 1||13/11/2013 16:32:53|
11109 forum posts
at that moment in time yes
1241 forum posts
Bit of a late reply sorry
Total loss - 2
1- Pilot error Seagull 40 hit tree tops while landing
2-Structural failure Boomerang trainer wing faiied **LINK**
Repaired the rest
9004 forum posts
Most common cause is hitting the ground. No ground- no problem
|Old Geezer||09/01/2014 09:12:20|
|670 forum posts|
Has to be pilot error. ( But that should include mid-airs & shot down. )
At least we're being honest with ourselves!
|bert wilde||09/01/2014 09:25:09|
18 forum posts
in my case with the glider was filling myself with confidence by watching how"easy"it was to fly on youtube,also by the people selling it.
with the heli,same really except the earth wire came off while up in the air.and it went into the ground like a tent peg
|Chuck Plains||01/04/2014 21:08:14|
1096 forum posts
To be totally honest .....................
The air was the wrong shape.
The planet jumped up and hit my plane.
Squirrels ate my wiring/batteries/screw driver (delete as req)
The tree didn't duck.
Martians took over my transmitter.
A distraction distracted me.
The hill was on the wrong side of me.
My coffee/burger/wife was getting cold. (delete as req)
Once I let go of the plane, why's it anything to do with me?
Edited By Chuck Plains on 01/04/2014 21:11:06
944 forum posts
Taking off... On 100% of the occasions when I have crashed I took off at the start of the flight. On every occasion when I did not take off I never crashed either.
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|buster prop||02/04/2014 11:27:37|
|488 forum posts|
I'll be honest, almost all of my crashes have been pilot error of one kind or another. Usually disorientation, going too slow on downwind turns and misjudged approaches. I also crashed once by running the battery to cutoff and trying to stretch the glide too far and once by taking off with reversed ailerons. My most memorable crash was when I lost my Sean Bannister Algebra 100 at Ivinghoe. I'd been flying it successfully elsewhere but on that day I launched and flew ok, it was the landing which went wrong. I turned it back towards the slope (mistake) and it went like a rocket back over the hill with me frantically stirring the sticks. Panic and overcontrol. Luckily it didn't hit anyone but was a total write-off. It was one of the Algebras with a ply fuselage, swept back wings, just rudder and elevator. Superb flyer, wish I still had it today.
Edited By buster prop on 02/04/2014 11:28:35
|Broken Prop||02/04/2014 12:42:24|
617 forum posts
It's never my fault!
(Pilot error every time., mainly due to brain fade.......)
|Jez Harris 1||02/04/2014 20:38:51|
|563 forum posts|
Every piece of damage to my aircraft had been attributed to sudden deceleration trauma.
And sometimes the damage is limited to just the entire airframe!
|john stones 1||02/04/2014 20:46:09|
11109 forum posts
Whats a crash ?
only kidding don't set about me
Jez, very good
|3523 forum posts|
Not counting minor mishaps which were all down to pilot error my last four 'serious' crashes are:
1 GP Stearman. Engine cut just after take-off and I tip stalled it trying to get it down. So engine cut followed by pilot error. When I eventually repaired it a few years later it turned out the ignition unit was faulty (Mackay 30cc petrol engine) and,after replacing it, the engine has rune well.
2 ARTF Wot4. Try to do two consecutive rolls too low I got my fingers toally confused and comprehensively destoyed it, including a lovely Irvine 46. Total pilot error compounded by hitting a tarmac runway
3 Acrowot Foam E. Pilot error. I inadvertently turned off the transmitter when fumbling for the elevator trim on an unfamiliar transmitter. Damaged the fuselage which has been replaced and it's flying again as good as ever
4. Hangar 9 60 size P47. Engine cut downwind after a lowish pass over the runway. I had to try and turn it as it was approaching a no-fly zone. Again pilot error caused a tip stall followed by a spin onto rough tarmac. This happened 6 days ago so a bit raw. However only wood a glass fibre was damaged (even the prop survived) and as the wing is (almost) unscathed and fuselage from the wing L/E back likewise, it will be rebuit and a new cowl etc has been ordered. I think I'd set the tickover too low when I moved the model over to a different transmitter.
I hasten to add these are well spread incidences. So 2 pilot error and 2 dead sticks.
|Cliff Bastow||07/04/2014 16:09:52|
863 forum posts
Has to be pilot error for me. To my mind some of the other causes listed could be classed as pilot error as we should have checked before flight.
During my full size aviation years I actually read in an accident report once, reason for crash- failing to maintain sufficient airspace between aircraft and ground!
Yep that will do it everytime!
1342 forum posts
Wrong thread - biggest cause of crashes - pilot error! Not posting error!
Edited By leccyflyer on 07/04/2014 16:31:57
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