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Reply #20 - Sep 19th, 2017 at 3:21pm
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Cry I know the feeling Brad. Nice looking Nobler.

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Reply #19 - Sep 19th, 2017 at 2:46pm
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After seeing your photos, I had to share my "lawn dart" from the early 1970's.  This was my Nobler.  My pride and joy.  I gave a demo to the Junior High School when I was in 7th grade.  Then one day the lines caught a weed between me and the plane on take off.  Up and over and straight into the ground  Smiley
  

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Reply #18 - Sep 19th, 2017 at 8:21am
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Cry
John, sorry for the hiccup! You are trying to pass me in DARTS.

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Reply #17 - Sep 17th, 2017 at 7:30pm
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Thanks, Tom

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Reply #16 - Sep 17th, 2017 at 4:32pm
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Ouch!!!!  Unfortunately been there and couldn't salvage the engine. 

Fox engines seem to be pretty tough!  I enjoyed the couple that I had.  But sometimes hardpan dirt even beats Fox!!!!  Don't ask!!!! Embarrassed Cry

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Reply #15 - Sep 17th, 2017 at 4:20pm
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Just got the pics loaded.

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Reply #14 - Sep 17th, 2017 at 1:54pm
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John - it must have been pretty bad if there is no pic ...   Sad    Glad you didn't lose everything.  If it is any consolation, I have been planting Free Flight models all summer   Cry  - I was told that they "are just flesh wounds" ...  Tongue  You still have the best pic of your planted Lightning Streak in your first post ! ...
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Reply #13 - Sep 17th, 2017 at 10:38am
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Same thing happened, again!  This time the Lightning Streak didn't survive.  Went from full up elevator to full down for the second half of a lazy eight, and it didn't respond.  Went straight in at full song.  Total destruction. Huh

Oh well.  Saved the Fox and all of the hardware, the rest went in the trash.  All it did to the engine was break the prop and the needle valve.  Had another needle, but the supply is dwindling.  Have to quit doing this. Smiley

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Reply #12 - Jul 13th, 2017 at 8:46pm
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The ground must have been soft, great news.

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Reply #11 - Jul 13th, 2017 at 7:43pm
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Just had to replace the needle valve.  (Had one)  And the prop, of course.  Lots of cleaning, too. Smiley

Already back together and ready to go.

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Reply #10 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 8:19pm
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Did the engine survive? The airplane looks pretty good for a full on SMACK.
  

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Reply #9 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 8:12pm
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Yep, I know what you mean, Bob. Wink  Just a little deeper and it would have been a post hole!  I had to PULL to get it out of the ground.

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Reply #8 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 5:32pm
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John, ive dug plenty of fence pole holes myself. Roll Eyes

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Reply #7 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 5:28pm
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Thanks, Lastwoodsman

This "landing" happened when I mistimed the second half of a lazy 8, and the plane ended up over my head and out of sight behind the visor of my hat!  Never lost line tension, but by the time I had the plane in sight again it was too late for a recovery.  At least no one was hurt (me!!!) and the ground was pretty soft.  It, and the Shoestring that I crashed the same day are both repaired and ready to go. Grin

I also had a Cox rtf, a PT-19, with the .049, when I was seven years old. (I'm 64 now)  It didn't survive long, but I still have the .049.  Don't know how many profile balsa 1/2a kits it has powered over the years.  It's currently in a Baby Ringmaster.  Still runs great.
  

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Reply #6 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 5:11pm
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Hi JWW - THAT is a REAL PLANT !!!  Lips Sealed  I tried to plant a Cox .049  plastic Stuka control line when I was a kid - decided to try a loop - only got 3/4 of the loop - would not plant though in the hard packed baseball diamond gravel - the .049 engine ended up 30 yards away from touchdown !! SMASHED TO SMITHEREENS !!  Glad you got no permanent damage - GREAT PIC, by the way ... purtiest planted plane I ever saw ...  Wink
  

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