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[Courtesy of Richard Dow, airease "at" webtv.net, July 1999]

Hi All 

Let me share an experience that happened at the field today.On the third  flight to after a normal launch, strange things started to happen to my  plane. Hit a thermal about 2 or 3 hundred of the launch. Made about 2  turns and plane seems to tip stall even though the speed and the bank  angle seemed ok.

Made a couple a more turns and the plane stalls then  goes into a death spiral. I yell those dreaded words: I ain't got it.  Next hold the radio high above my head and control returns. I next fly  the plane down and land as soon as possible. On the ground I collasped  the anttena and range check the radio, it seems ok. Check all the   receiver connections.

Everything checks ok.

Borrow a volt meter, check  both battery packs, tx & rx. Again all ok. Turn on both plane and tx go  to pull out antenna and it comes out off the tx!. Feeling like one lucky  guy, screw in antenna and all is well.

Guys, I was lucky. This almost  cost me a new plane.

You might want to test your tx before your next  flight. 

Rich 


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