okolloen
I took my rebuilt F35-v2 out for a flight this afternoon. The nose section has been completely rebuilt a couple of times. After two-three minutes flight I thought I noticed something strange, something seemed to be missing at the tail on one side.
I turned around and did another pass and something definitely didn't seem right. Another turn and a pass the other way and I could clearly see that something was wrong with one of the elevators. Well, I carefully brought it in for a landing, smooth as landing as I've ever had. Flying with elevons only, my last crash had obviously damaged more than just the nose.

One of my elevators was just barely hanging on (this foam doesn't have any paper covering, it's just the little extra strength of the surface that left it hanging in there.)

The upward pressure of the airflow pushed it up alongside the stabilizer, good thing I took it easy tonight.
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The fact that despite this I was able to turn it around both ways and bring it in for a successful landing is a miracle. Guess it's time for some carbon reinforcement back there .

Thanks for a fail safe design Guess you can fly this thing with only one elevon surface.
Every successful landing brings you closer to the next spectacular crash
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Grabber5.0
Heh pretty cool. Glad you were able to save it.

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ASD
Gotta love thrust vectoring!

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Cuz tooling around is just not my style of flying. Full stick and full travel control surfaces.

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o0Jack0o
Great Job saving your plane okoolloen!
Really good eye! Is that blue core fan fold foam?

Anyone else think his control horns look like their installed weird or is it just me?
I've built the FliteTest nutball, delta and funbat but no luck keeping them in the air so I decided to go full RCP "The New Course". Fingers Crossed (started rc aug2012) Finally success, FT F22, RPC F35 & now funbat. -Thanks RCP!
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DavePowers
Thats what we like to hear!
Coming home safe after battle damage!
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okolloen
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Great Job saving your plane okoolloen!
Really good eye! Is that blue core fan fold foam?

Anyone else think his control horns look like their installed weird or is it just me?


It's not blue core fan fold foam, but might be very similar for all I know. It's the only kind I can get at reasonable prices here in Norway. Used on top of electric heating in the floor before you put the floorboards on top. Works great, only drawback is that it's impossible to paint with lighter colors.

What you see in the picture is just leftovers from the popsicle sticks, the servo attachment is on the underside where things line up quite good .

Nothing like bringing a crippled plane down safe Dave .
Every successful landing brings you closer to the next spectacular crash
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DavePowers
So cool man!
Airfow posted a video of his MiG-29 V3
coming down with an aileron missing!
His super fast motor blew it right off.
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JettaManDan
My OG Mig-29 V1 lasted for well over 250 flights..possibly more..the 1st real crash i had with it was a control clevis popping off....it was fixable and then flyable again....it was my battle hardened plane...that and my original V1 F-22 and had over 200 flights on it....great design..depron and hot glue can give these planes an amazing life span....would you think a flat foamie parket with last for over 40 hours of flying time? I've proven it can be done...amazing...

Dan
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