|These two Yak 54's ended up like this after the same manoeuver in the
same area of the field within 10 minutes;
both engines cut out, the planes stalled, and on landing both
undercarriages and engines bulkheads broke.
Congratulations Allan & Bruce
Anything you can do, I can do better!
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
The very tallest gum on the field, on a very windy day.
"X" marks the spot where a certain new flattie foamie S Bach came
to roost after a rapid and very lively take off ascent.
We will not disclose the pilot, apart from that he is a relatively new
Club member who recently achieved Silver Wings in record time!
PS The plane blew out of the tree unharmed after only half an
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 unique!
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 ground.
Conveniently to hand were the traffic hazard cone,
and a shopping bag to carry back the many