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bogusbandit56
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I'm not a fan of planes with the props out front. I really prefer mid-mount whenever possible or tail mount motors. Every plane with a nose mounted motor I've flown has ended with a prop strike on landing. It's me for certain but I just have never been able to master a nose mount prop plane for same reason.

Nope, Mid-Mount or rear mount for me.

I like tractor layout, but I fly in a field that has long grass most of the year and just have to take spare props.
May be if you fitted a folding prop you might have a little more success
Wot, no Depron?
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Argonath
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I like tractor layout, but I fly in a field that has long grass most of the year and just have to take spare props.
May be if you fitted a folding prop you might have a little more success


Ya I tried that too and broke a few of those as well. I don't know what it is with a front prop but they really love to hit the ground when I fly them...
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
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bogusbandit56
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Ya I tried that too and broke a few of those as well. I don't know what it is with a front prop but they really love to hit the ground when I fly them...

I don`t want to sound like a clever dick, but have you tried flaring out just before landing?:
Mind you having said that I do fly pretty slow lightweight planes.
Oh yeah, you have to turn the throttle off before it touches down
Wot, no Depron?
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Argonath
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I don`t want to sound like a clever dick, but have you tried flaring out just before landing?:
Mind you having said that I do fly pretty slow lightweight planes.
Oh yeah, you have to turn the throttle off before it touches down


I've tried that and I always manage to find some way to have it nose over, cartwheel, etc and break the prop. I just don't like it...
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
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Argonath
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I don`t want to sound like a clever dick, but have you tried flaring out just before landing?:
Mind you having said that I do fly pretty slow lightweight planes.
Oh yeah, you have to turn the throttle off before it touches down


I've tried that and I always manage to find some way to have it nose over, cartwheel, etc and break the prop. I just don't like it...
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
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FlyteTime
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I've tried that and I always manage to find some way to have it nose over, cartwheel, etc and break the prop. I just don't like it...

How about programming the esc with the brake function, when the throttle is off the prop stops spinning. There's a good chance the prop won't end up vertical and break.
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
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Argonath
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How about programming the esc with the brake function, when the throttle is off the prop stops spinning. There's a good chance the prop won't end up vertical and break.


Yup, tried that too.

Just to sum up my life in a single sentence:

"I do all my own stunts ...just never intentionally"

If there's a way that the front prop can hit something when I land, it will find it every time. It doesn't seem to matter what I try. There used to be a thread here on prop strikes and I tried everything in it.

It's not my radio, it's not the plane, it's all me for whatever reason and no-one's ever been able to figure it out.

So, to make my life simpler and before I actually ended up bending or break a prop shaft, I stopped using them. Mid mount or rear mount for me and no problem.
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
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