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Old 02-24-2017, 10:04 AM
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Firebird Jet Crash

Flameout, deadstick, stall, disaster. Such a shame.

Firebird RC JET CRASH (1 min 41 sec)
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:20 AM
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Looks like there was a significant headwind and he was putting in a good effort to nurse her back. Hope the damage is manageable.
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:31 AM
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ouch
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:28 AM
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Flameout and strong cross wind. Probably should have landed across the runway. But he only had seconds to make that decision. Broke the back of the model. Fixable but not a simple job.
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:51 AM
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Happened 2014, maybe it was fixed long ago.
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:47 AM
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very old video, it was repainted in an avatar scheme and is flying again.
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:29 PM
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It's good to practice dead-stick landings so you know the correct glide attitude w/o power. With a turbine, though, better be on a sim.
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