Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Inevitable: Plane Crashes

The question is not if you will crash an RC plane but when. Over the last two months, we have spent hours climbing in trees, running anxiously through fields, and climbing over hills to find our crashed planes. All of our planes have crashed at least once and many have been retired to garbage cans and recycling bins throughout the Maine area. Anticipating these imminent crashes, we opted to go with foam airframes from early on. Not only are foam airframes very resilient but they are very easy to fix. Quick fixes maximize the amount of time we can keep are planes in the air and greatly decreases the amount of time it takes to learn how to fly.
Here is a brief tutorial we made that shows how to fix EPP with a glue gun. We were flying again 60 seconds after the end of the video.

A crash on the Maine Coast near Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth.

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