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Offline octagon

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lost battery
« on: June 03, 2020, 05:24:57 pm »
Hi Guys,
Yesterday I was performing an outside loop with my Commander Pattern Plane. At the bottom of the loop the canopy flew off and I think the battery was propelled into the bean. I have searched to no avail. It is a cruel trick that God makes about every 10 clod of earth look square and dark. Anyway, if anyone finds a 4s 4000 ma Graphine battery can you let me know. The crash site was about 100 yards out and abeam the middle pilot station, but I suspect the battery is a long way from there.
Thanks, Rob D


What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: lost battery
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 07:44:39 pm »
We have to stop Outside Loops - the negative G's are having a grounding effect on the aircraft's survivability  8)

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Re: lost battery
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 08:43:30 pm »
Well I was living by my tag line "What could possibly go wrong?" I think I am going to maiden my Ultra Sport tomorrow but will reframe from an outside loop.
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Re: lost battery
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 09:23:57 pm »
I'm going to get some flying in tomorrow too - in the morning. Look forward to seeing you.

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Re: lost battery
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2020, 05:50:12 pm »
Found the battery today.  Mark and I did a search pattern.  I asked Mark if it was lost going northbound.  Yes!  One rule of thumb: a battery will usually be found at least 75 feet head of the crash site.  Don't ask me how I know.

It was north of the edge of the cut grass and halfway between the runway and the clump of trees east of the runway.

Frank
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