After a devastating crash on the maiden, the FMS Beaver 2000mm is repaired! Check out the crash, well really explosion, here! Big thanks to my buddy Gary from I Just Got Here YouTube channel for repairing my plane while I was swamped!
Actually, I think Gary didn’t want to give it back because this RC airplane flies that good! I was quite surprised with how fun this was to fly. I currently have about 3 giant 6+ foot wingspan red and white planes, and I think this craft might be my favorite. It flies like it is on rails, and I really enjoyed flying every minute.
As for what happened during the maiden flight, I believe my motor mount was not attached properly. Upon examining the crash, I only found two bolts inside the plane loose in the fuselage.
Some people in the video comments blamed me for the crash for 1 not taking my airplane apart and examining every square inch of it before flying and not landing the second I noticed the sound getting louder. Here is my response. Number 1, I don’t sugar coat my experience on our YT channel. I will always be 100% honest with me out of the box experiences. I think it is up to the manufacturer to assemble their product correctly. If this was a kit, then things would be different, but for a PNP this should have been done properly. Number 2, I was literally 5 feet off the ground landing when this happened. If I wouldn’t have given it that last bit of juice to keep it from possibly stalling on landing, then maybe the explosion wouldn’t have happened.
Either way, I fly as safe as I can, and that is why I will never fly without AMA. Learn more about AMA here. Secondly, Horizon Hobby customer service took care of it and sent me every part I needed to repair the RC plane and get it air worthy again. They are a great company with A+ customer service.
I am so happy to have this RC plane. It was my first ever FMS aircraft, and it makes me excited to see what else this company has to offer.
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