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Old 02-08-2019, 09:01 PM
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Jack_Hammer
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Yesterday I was doing a shake down of a recently build superfly (www.superflyrc.com).
I did the initial trim on the 1st battery. On the second I started stress testing on the moderate side. On the 3rd it was time to test seams and blow off the wings. I went vertical to about 100 feet and straight down at full throttle, must have been pushing 70mph max then pulled out really hard. Landed to inspect the seams and no sign of stress. It was so fun I went up again only a bit higher to 150 and screaming straight down at max throttle. Godda love a gravity boost. But I was too focused on the amazing speed that when it came time to pull up, I was delayed a second more than I should have.

Suuuuhmack-tard! A hard nose forward but mostly belly landing. The sound alone was funny enough I had to laugh because it's like the sound of someone falling face first into the mud. The way I set up certain aspects of the build, the canopy flew off as it was intended to do. It's held in place with rare earth magnets and it will always eject first and furthest away from the worst of the impact zone. The electronics held in the event of lipo ejection. The lipo on shifted forward an inch. The lipo is strapped down with a velcro strap hot glued to the EPP. ESC is well secured with a zip tie heavily hot glued to the plane. The only thing that broke away was the motor and mount stick. That was hardly unexpected though. There's not much you can do to design a shock absorbing break away on the motor. But since it's EPP, it's super easy to repair in the field. Plugged in the hot glue gun and I was flying again in 15 minutes. You can't even tell. I am very please with my impact mods as well as the plane to take serious whoop'ns. (this is not my first superfly)
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