4.4 meter MDM fox

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Peter Balcombe
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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by Peter Balcombe » 15 May 2018, 08:52

What a shame Roo, it really looked the part.
Are you going to try again?
Peter

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by John Vella » 15 May 2018, 09:51

Terrible end for a stunning looking Fox, and especially after all your work Roo. Comiserations from John.

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by terry white » 15 May 2018, 10:54

Sorry to hear that Roo, Devastating.

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by roo Hawkins » 15 May 2018, 11:21

Thanks guys for the kind regards but it is my mistake by skimping on the fittings. So I have to up the game a bit. So I am replaceing the fittings on the dg 800 and the asw 27 ready hopefully for middle wallop .some times you have to learn the hard way. I am not planning to build it again as l want to build something else instead. Simon w Smith did say keep it for a bit and look at it later maybe in a year or two. I am not gutted more p. ..... about my own stupidly. 8 glass gliders in 4 years and the first one not to work. So have to look on the bright side. Roo

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by Simon WS » 15 May 2018, 11:48

Yes it was horrible to see it in person Roo and it was going at a hell of a lick when the horn broke. As you say, a learning experience - the huge size of the Fox elevator coupled with the speed it can travel at are going to put enormous loads on the horn. Whilst the loads won't be the same on your DG and ASW I think you are absolutely right in replacing them with something more substantial.

RIP Foxy...

Simon

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by chris williams » 15 May 2018, 12:03

Bad luck, Roo...it's worth remembering that the forces on the control surfaces increase with the square of the airspeed (I read it somewhere)

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by Antonia » 15 May 2018, 12:45

So sorry to hear of this Roo, been there.... got the tee shirt... my heart goes out to you :(

Hopefully see you at MW this weekend

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by terry white » 15 May 2018, 20:50

Hi Roo, takes a man to admit his mistake for all to see. We have all heard "it was radio failure, I was shot down,I was flying some one else' s model, but very few it was my own mistake,I will have to up my game. Respect from me Roo.
See you at M.W. I hope. Ter

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by Cliff Evans » 15 May 2018, 21:07

Actually, all that saw the reckage pointed out the problem to Roo! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by John Vella » 16 May 2018, 08:54

That is not that funny Cliff.

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