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    Posted: 07 Oct 2010 at 7:30am
Originally posted by Ghost In The Shell

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It'll buff out, its only a scratch


LOLLOLLOL


I'm just glad it's not my aircraft and I didn't see it go in.



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Originally posted by Baker

Good Lord! I don't think that I could manage a smile like they did if I put my 33% in.

Perhaps they are laughing at how much fun they are having destroying it further? I don't have the story on this crash. But I agree Baker, no way would I be smiling that huge after a horrific crash.
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My contribution...My almost 3 year old son, who LOVES to go fly.  He is carrying his "favowite airpane" back to the trailer after watching me fly it.  If he goes with me to fly, this little PBF MUST be in the trailer...he checks himself to make sure it's loaded before getting in his carseat.  It has a little Mercury Foam Safe in it, both from the initial build, as well as  a few "encounters" with the trees in the backyard at home.

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My Mercury moment, Charlie Browns Kite eating tree likes Gliders too... Mudman1959

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^ #1 E-flite Pitts
 
 
^ #2 Corsair on the hunt!
 
 
^ #3 Never too big to hand launch!
 
 
^ #4 Preparing for take-off with my 100cc Aeroworks Edge 540T


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My friend Brian put a 11.1v brushless motor in a Harbor freight P-51, we hand launched it, and it took off like a missile!! As he attempted to gain altitude I noticed some wing flex and said "dude you're gonna need to reinforce the wings" and at that very second the left wing folded up pretty as can be and the plane turned into a dirt torpedo. We have never laughed so hard in our lives! He already has it Mercury CA'd and duct-taped back together for next weekend. Good-times man...good times!
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OK, here's a true Mercury Moment --  this photo was taken a couple years ago at my field. This is the remnants of a Seagull 45" Extra after a mid-air with a Senior Kadet. The two planes collided head-on....the landing gear of the Extra was twisted in a complete S and was fully embedded in the leading edge of the Kadet -- both planes were completely destroyed.
 
The funny thing was, the carnage of the Extra was literally spread out over 100+ yards -- the cowl, motor, and ESC were all linked together at the north end of the field (about 50 yards from the impact area -- they obviously kept flying). The RX and plane were in the middle of the field, and some of the servos and other parts were actually south of the crash area about 50 yards! It took us three weekends to find all the parts -- a remote antenna and servo remained in the field for another week before we found them!
 
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Here is my Mercury Moment:

Went flying on 2-19-11 in 15-20mph winds with gusts 30+. Engine kept dying on me while flying (hadn't been ran in about 3 years time). Engine died on me and I had to turn into the wind to get back to the run way. When I did, the plane stopped flying. A hard sit down yielded in a bent gear and ripped wood. A little epoxy, straightening the LG, and a new glow plug should do the trick.






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This guy needs some Mercury Adhesives.  Happened at FX3D in Jacksonville, FL, this year.



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After an expensive mid air in Tyler Texas he just wanted to be buried with his plane!
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Dude...I see your problem...its the Super Tigre on the nose.  Put on OS on there, and it will fly fine Big smile

Originally posted by rcdude07

Here is my Mercury Moment:

Went flying on 2-19-11 in 15-20mph winds with gusts 30+. Engine kept dying on me while flying (hadn't been ran in about 3 years time). Engine died on me and I had to turn into the wind to get back to the run way. When I did, the plane stopped flying. A hard sit down yielded in a bent gear and ripped wood. A little epoxy, straightening the LG, and a new glow plug should do the trick.






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[QUOTE=iflyos]
Dude...I see your problem...its the Super Tigre on the nose.  Put on OS on there, and it will fly fine Big smile



HAHA funny funny Tim. 
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A Mercury Moment in the making....   Mudman1959
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Dude...I see your problem...its the Super Tigre on the nose.  Put on OS on there, and it will fly fine Big smile


Tim,

Last Friday afternoon we got the Super Tigre dialed in (was about 1/4 turn too rich). Flew like a charm like it did 6 years ago before collecting dust.
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Took this picture while attending Gunsmoke 2011 Regional Scale Masters event Smileseveral weeks ago, near Phoenix (Apache Junction), Az. The planes in this mid-air were Fokker Eindecker + Little Toote neither plane survived. Cry
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Sopwith Camel held together by non other than Mercury glues

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Here's a picture of the Little Toot before the mid-air.


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This is the Fokker Eindecker with the owner towing it out to the lunch break(?) viewing area. 
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VOODOO mustang w/retracts
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Parkzone T-28 night flying out at the club field
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Congrats Mikee on the win last night (4-5-11).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rcdude07 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2011 at 7:04am
Here is what happens when a relatively new pilot performs an aileron roll without sufficient power and panics when it's inverted.

In the photos, the white stuff floating in the water are the pieces of the Hobbico Avistar. The pilot bought the 30+ year old plane from another club member and it was it's first flight with the new pilot. The new pilot is seen swimming to the plane pieces. Sadly the fuel tank, firewall, and motor all sank to the bottom of Jordan Lake. Fortunately he still has his ParkZone T-28 and was able to continue flying for the day.





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who says it has to be people who sail


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Headed out to SEFF this last weekend, took 12 planes! The photo shows 11 of the 12 planes in the back of the truck!

A Fun Cub is buried in the back left side covered by a F22 and a Micro-SSX.  There is a Gemini in the back right side, covered by a Butterfly with Afterdark Led's for night flying and a DH100 Vampire foamie.  Towards the tailgate is the T28, 3 Foamenators (intended for combat) and a F4D Skyray!  A Parkzone Mosquito in its box fits in the lower left corner….. 12!

All came home in once piece, all flew, some more than others.

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