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Offline sihinch

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Crash of the Year 2017
« on: November 28, 2017, 07:30:24 pm »
That’s right folks, it’s time to nominate your contenders for “Crash of the Year!”

I know my favorite this year - Mike Hazelton’s spectacular demise of the infamous Stryker. I was very sad to see it go, but it did go down in style.

Who do you nominate?



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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 08:07:12 pm »
Ohhh I second that nomination. It was a very impressive crash, all it needed was a mushroom cloud explosion to complete it! 

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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 08:57:45 pm »
I nominate Michael and his big cub crash on Cub Day. I saw it hit the pole and then swing around. I thought it would just pancake in but it “exploded” on impact. That was a big plane crash.

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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 11:27:38 am »
I agree about Michael, but I'd nominate the A-10 crash over the Cub.

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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 01:18:56 pm »
That did have quite an impact!

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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 07:48:31 pm »
if it is not presumptuous I would like to nominate my Spitfire crash. 5 months of building, Greg Cadez spending a week painting and sanding it, and at least $1500 invested in it and it lasted 4 flights until I totaled it when I tip stalled it at the top of a loop and spun in.That was a tough one.
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 07:58:17 pm »
Hi Rob: If it helps I’ll second your nomination. A sad end to a majestic Spitfire and a worthy competitor for “crash of the year 2017”.

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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 11:10:56 pm »
I also vote for Rob's Spit as there's a picture to evoke emotion.   :)

And he posted a thorough and inspiring build thread and showed the progress at the winter meetings.  Anyone can crash an ARF.  It's the large, expensive, time-consuming and energy draining builds, that earn the recognition of Crash of the Year.


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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 11:12:08 pm »
What Cub did Michael crash?

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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 05:30:28 am »
Hi Piker:
It was Michael’s large scale Super Cub with insignia of I.D.F. If memory serves me correctly it was mostly white with blue trim. Probably quarter-scale so about 105 inch wing span or so.
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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 05:39:52 am »
Hi Piker:
Regarding your comments ARF versus home-built crashes. I think some ARF crashes were pretty spectacular. I saw Mike Hazelton’s Striker go in at high speed. Pretty amazing how the small plane moved the corn around over a wide and long swath. And the debris field! So we should judge crashes for what they were - “pretty awesome” and/or putting on a good display of “self destruction”. My 2 cents anyway.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 05:42:00 am by Richard_RC_Guy »

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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 09:38:18 am »
That's a good discussion.  What criteria are we to use to vote for "Best Crash"?  Is it "how hard the model hit the ground", or "how far the carnage spread", or "how great an impact on the emotions of the pilot and spectators", or "How much money was thrown down the drain with that crash"? 

I know... you're going to say "Whatever suits the voter".  But as someone who's crashed everything from "$1000+ multi year builds" that crush your soul when it happens, to "$100 buy and fly ARFs" that require nothing more to replace than a trip to the LHS or a click of the mouse, there's a very big difference.

My vote goes to the crash that impacts the modeller the most.  The one that evokes emotion and sorrow, and even a spark of determination to get up and work past the crash to either repair the model or build an even better version... not to the biggest divot left in the ground... 

Just my opinion   ;D

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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 10:03:22 am »
I'll add my nickles worth...

While Mikes Stryker crash was spectacular, my heart sank when Micheal's cub hit the limbo pole.

I like that Rob has entered his own terrible crash into the contest.  It was a beautiful plane Rob.

But Rob, I also remember seeing a beautiful electric glider you had just finished building.  You started to maiden it at high speed from a hand launch... quickly climbing into a beautiful loop, then planting itself deeply into the runway, without throttling down.  (Graham had to bring a shovel to fill in the hole and buy a new role of tape to patch up the runway.)

Now that I think of it, did this glider crash happen this past flying season, or was it the year before?  If it was this year, Rob gets my vote. 

If it was last year, he still gets my vote, unless anything better is brought to mind. 

NOTE TO THE CONTEST COORDINATOR: It's my last vote that will count. 


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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2017, 10:51:11 am »
Hmmm... that's another point.  Is the vote for a specific crash only or can it go to someone who's had a rough year with multiple crashes   ;D

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Re: Crash of the Year 2017
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2017, 12:57:44 pm »
This is the “Crash of the Year”

So for me, this means the most spectacular Crash of the year. Not the amount of time and effort that was lost. Sorry.

Think of the morning crew - which Crash entertained you most! It’s cruel, but this is what we’ve used in the past.

Don’t forget Guys, this is fun. It doesn’t need a Guinness Book of rules!