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Old 04-30-2006, 05:40 PM
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Crunched katanaVIDEO AND PICS!!!

well guys, they say it happens to the best of them and i guess that includes me. I was flying in the wind last night and danm was there wind. Anyways it ended up being a bad decision to go flying. I broke the thing in half. Here is the video ENJOY!?

https://www.flyinggiants.com/gallery...o=4218&cat=504

i have started fixing it this morning
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:48 PM
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well heres the initial carnage.
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:50 PM
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Once i peeled off the covering it fell apart in my hands But what can i expect from a 6lbs plane this big
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:51 PM
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next i hacked off the fairing this is like castrating the katana.
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:54 PM
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whoops heres the pics
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Old 04-30-2006, 05:59 PM
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Re: Crunched katanaVIDEO AND PICS!!!

now to start on the fixing. First i replaced the broken structure. Then i doubles up the sheeting where it cracked. normally i would totally replace the sheeting but i plan to fiberglass it on the other side.
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:00 PM
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Thats whhere i left off. I plan to fiberglass tonight. Should be flying by next weekend for sure
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:05 PM
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Dont worry about that, the thing will be flying soon!.
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:21 PM
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That downwind turn's a bitch in a harrier!
I don't think Ive ever saw a crash where the motor keeps running! Good luck on the rebuild.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:08 PM
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Re: Crunched katanaVIDEO AND PICS!!!

man that made me pucker up,, ouch!! im sure my kat40 will see the same fate,, but ill replace with the tmpro kat haha, good luck on the rebuild and flights
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:30 PM
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That downwind turn's a bitch in a harrier!
I don't think Ive ever saw a crash where the motor keeps running! Good luck on the rebuild.
Brian
yeah that was a new one for me too
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:35 PM
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Re: Crunched katanaVIDEO AND PICS!!!

can u say.. downwind? tiskkkk.. haha... looked good till then.. pretty good wind for that size of a plane... im waiting on the new scheme? or are u just gonna but it back stock?
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:41 PM
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yeah maybe a black canopy or something. Depends what dad has for covering eh there Riverdancer
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:46 PM
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thanks for sharing the video. if it gets dorked at least get it on video..lol
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:13 AM
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ohh man, crashing sure sucks
at least it is a semy-crash for you and it can be fixed fast
loved the flying video untill....
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