Monday, March 29, 2010

Aftermath of Johnny K's T-28 Crash

I won't say much, because I'm sure John will elaborate, but 100+ MPH speeds and batteries weighing 4-5x what the stock batteries weight eventually caused his T-28's wing to fold. The aircraft did a very nice axial roll into the ground at full throttle and a high rate of speed. The results are shown below. Nothing was moved in the photos after the crash.

The photo doesn't quite do the crash justice, there was a literal cloud of debris after impact!

5s 3000mAh LIPO battery- slightly shorter than stock!

John demonstrating the folded wing.

Dented LIPO battery after the exterior covering was removed. Amazingly, the battery did not rupture or catch fire.

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