"Sweet Thing" - Famous World War II US
The Final Plane
|Manufacturer:||Great Planes, Champaign IL, USA|
|Weight:||approx. 3.0 kg|
|Engine:||O.S. MAX SF-61 two-stroke engine|
|Controls:||Engine, Elevator, Ailerons, Rudder, Retract, Retract-Doors|
|Description:||Was great to fly! Unfortunately completely
destroyed on the third flight! The fatal crash was either
caused by a radio interference or by a possible receiver
battery overload due to a unproperly retracted landing
gear, which was exhausting the receiver battery.
NEVER ever attempt to connect the retractable mechanical landing gear unit to the receiver battery!!!
Resources: Manual, Product website
The above picture has been taken just before the first flight. Fortunately, today's cameras have a short exposure time - so you can not see my hands trembling.
Last updated: 2010/09/25
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