Sidewayskiwi
And its not an amphibian
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solentlife
mmmmm got the T Shirt !! 

My Mig 29 decided to go test float one day ... its the advantage of our foam models though !! 

Just remembering back in the 1980's .... I built a Sopwith Swallow. Was about 60" span and had an OS 40 up front. It was a single parasol wing fighter of WW1 ... I don't think many full size were built.
Anyway 0 off I go to the park alongside Portsmouth Harbour ... fire up the OS40 ... check controls ..... take off into the bumpiest craziest ride ever !! She's all over the place and I'm fighting this kangaroo of a model !! 
Finally she decided enough was enough and PLOP into the harbour.
A yachtie got into his dinghy and rescued it for me ... I could see it out there nose down into the water, buried up to the wing, tail up in Hollywood style !

Guy handed it over and wouldn't accept anything for his kindness ... I rushed the gear into the public toilets to put under the fresh water tap there.

Pulled out all the plugs ... to try and reduce any electrical damage.

At home - stripped out all the gear ... flushed the OS 40 with cleaner and lub ... she was fine.

But my JR Propo 8ch (in those days THE BEST gear and EXPENSIVE) Rx and servos were shot ... 

I went to Slough (McGregor - I knew Mike there) ... and he tested the gear and basically binned it .. Saltwater had got in and that was it. He kindly let me have at great discount replacement gear ... 

The Sopwith - cannot remember what I did with that ... I know I never did get her to fly well - only had her out 2 or 3x. But the radio gear - I still have today but never use it. When I divorced and left UK - my Ex left it and my Futaba M series in the garden shed. Both suffered corrosion and are now are unreliable.

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Yep - still have the box as well !! 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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Wildthing
I did that once a few years ago with my NAMC Mig 35B , had a brown out just above the slough . Good thing for some long broken tree branches laying around so I didn't have to go wading into the slough. I think I lost the esc on that one. 
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Sidewayskiwi
solentlife wrote:
mmmmm got the T Shirt !! 

My Mig 29 decided to go test float one day ... its the advantage of our foam models though !! 

Just remembering back in the 1980's .... I built a Sopwith Swallow. Was about 60" span and had an OS 40 up front. It was a single parasol wing fighter of WW1 ... I don't think many full size were built.
Anyway 0 off I go to the park alongside Portsmouth Harbour ... fire up the OS40 ... check controls ..... take off into the bumpiest craziest ride ever !! She's all over the place and I'm fighting this kangaroo of a model !! 
Finally she decided enough was enough and PLOP into the harbour.
A yachtie got into his dinghy and rescued it for me ... I could see it out there nose down into the water, buried up to the wing, tail up in Hollywood style !

Guy handed it over and wouldn't accept anything for his kindness ... I rushed the gear into the public toilets to put under the fresh water tap there.

Pulled out all the plugs ... to try and reduce any electrical damage.

At home - stripped out all the gear ... flushed the OS 40 with cleaner and lub ... she was fine.

But my JR Propo 8ch (in those days THE BEST gear and EXPENSIVE) Rx and servos were shot ... 

I went to Slough (McGregor - I knew Mike there) ... and he tested the gear and basically binned it .. Saltwater had got in and that was it. He kindly let me have at great discount replacement gear ... 

The Sopwith - cannot remember what I did with that ... I know I never did get her to fly well - only had her out 2 or 3x. But the radio gear - I still have today but never use it. When I divorced and left UK - my Ex left it and my Futaba M series in the garden shed. Both suffered corrosion and are now are unreliable.

[DSCF0704]

Yep - still have the box as well !! 

lol 
i had the futaba set in 1985 big metal box with teo sticks poking out 
battery pack weighed a tin needed at least an OS 40 to fly 
mother binned it decades ago while i was in the armed forces having a big chuck out before moving
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notamedclosed
Posted this before, but I've had to rescue an airplane or two from the water as well.  This time though it was also on thin ice, making for a difficult rescue!

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Sidewayskiwi
GREAT JOB
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