Who's hung up?
This is what happens when one gets confused which
plane you are flying when racing!
Keith consoles George!
Post Christmas decorations
Warren takes a look through the goggles, and
tries FPV flying.
Warren hands back control to Jim.Then "bang" motor
bursts out of fuselage,and Bixler hits the dirt!
Oh well, Jim wanted an excuse to upgrade to Bixler 3!
Four identical Reaktors in the air at once. Tony
asked if anyone had a timer running. Dennis took his
eye off the ball when looking at the time left on his
trans. Guess what....... he started flying Tony's. Full
speed straight down. Result - lots of little bits of foam!
Ken's Frontier Senior trainer (Ken was not at
the controls) hit the deck in a big way during
a fast low pass. Wings, engine, fuel tank
were scattered over more than 50 metres of
the field! It seems as if an elevator horn
broke at the critical moment.
Ken was extremely philosophical about it all.
It could have been anyone, no blame
whatsoever. At least his brand new nitro
Paul was reduced to tears when he trashed his
beloved trusty Calamato whilst practicing
Always one to call a spade a spade, he did admit
to pushing the elevator the wrong way.
But only for a second......too late!
CCMAC does not like to make light of pilots'
misfortunes. But these circumstances were
This high performance racer was on landing
approach when it went out of control, behind
the trees, under power lines. The
subsequent unusually loud bang was
accounted for by finding it inside the wheel
arch of this wrecked car on the waste
Conveniently to hand were the traffic hazard
cone, and a shopping bag to carry back the
It was blowing 25 knots plus. Two Reaktors were taunted into
flying. Both crashed almost simultaneously within a couple of
minutes of take off. Both lost their motors with smashed noses!
Both were successfully glued back together to fly again!