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May 11, 2006
11-MAY-2006 John Cross Photography

May 11, 2006

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Out on the bench at the hangar I found Bloke's big trainer apparently the worse for wear. I am sure there is a good story behind this crash. If you can't stand to break them, don't fly them.

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Guest 13-May-2006 16:21
the scary part of all this is getting to know Bloke better....
jCross13-May-2006 12:40
A DF beacon would be nice, but airborne recce is a helluva lot more fun!
Tom Beech12-May-2006 17:59
No, I guess that IS for a low wing aircraft back there... plus wrong color and span 8-)

Now we get to know Bloke a little bit better..

He'll not have to look any farther than the model rocketry items if he does want one.
Also plans out there if he likes to build electronics etc.

Best,
Guest 12-May-2006 16:38
Tom, I bet Bloke will be out buying a mini transponder ASAP now that you gave him the idea!

p.s. the pink wing in the picture is not the wing from this aircraft, but it was not damaged very badly
Tom Beech12-May-2006 14:27
Whoa... almost as good as an episode of "Seconds from Disaster"
on the National Geographic channel 8-)

Not much damage then if that detailed theory is close to the facts

Note: a little transponder might be cheaper than full scale search and rescue operations in the furture.. lol
jCross12-May-2006 04:22
A simple "I screwed up" would suffice.
HK 11-May-2006 20:22
One theory: someone unbeknowst to all of us broke in to the hangar, borrowed (stole) the airplane, had it too far to the northwest corner of a certain flying field during a southeast wind, practiced rudder maneuvers at idle throttle on a buddy box, had the idle trim too low on said buddy box, engine quit, too far away to land at field, crashed in industrial complex, had to find aircraft with a reconnaissance mission in full-scale aircraft, recovered wreckage via handheld, then returned it to the hangar hoping no one would notice or at least never know what exactly happened. Actually this unknown person or persons doing Bloke a favor, as he wanted to re-cover aircraft in better covering anyway. Just a theory, of course. The real story is probably far more complicated.
Tom Beech11-May-2006 20:02
Well now.. can't see the other end of the wing but I'll guess it's not broken..

One blade broken off the prop, but no large dirt clump on engine and it's still in it's mount.. rudder broken off, horizontal stabilizer off and rear of fuselage snapped at the wing mount dowel..

Hmmm, I'll guess a big "flip" nose over tail 8-)