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Ouch.....didn't look good from the start.
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He got caught in the tree rotors and stalled.
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He was on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment he got airborne.
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Capt. Underpants wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:47 am
He was on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment he got airborne.
Every flight begins on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment it gets airborne :)
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Guess you’ve never flown jets. :lol:
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For how much the Icon A5 was toted to be the "unspinnable" airplane (pretty sure it was non-spinnable, and stall resistant, but I'd have to double check), there sure are a lot of stall accidents that happen with these things. This guy was flirting with (and fooling around with) the stall from the beginning.

Also, was he unable to TAKE OFF INTO WIND??? Surely there must have been an opportunity for him to use a bit of power to push upwind, no? Were there too many other people that direction? Seems like his problem started before he was even airborne.
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photofly wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:18 pm
Capt. Underpants wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:47 am
He was on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment he got airborne.
Every flight begins on the wrong side of the energy curve from the moment it gets airborne :)
But doesn’t stay that way.
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Some do, some don't ... :whistle:
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