Most long time RCers have seen crashes, smashes & various other disasters; repairs & rebuilding are just
part of the hobby. I've built lots of models over the years, but have just lately started to get serious about the flying them.
Figuring that I "graduated" from the trainee level where an experienced pilot on dual controls can jump in when something gets a
bit "hairy", I put together a "KWIK-FLY" model to sharpen my solo pilot skills.
So a nice day showed up, I grabbed a buddy to check out the plane & took it up anxious to do some outside loops and inverted flying. Did a few take-offs and landings; the bird was really humming along.
On about the fifth pass, I guess the plane was a bit futher out than I thought; all of a sudden a tall pine tree appeared & snatched my plane.
The 150' pine tree wasn't about to let go of my plane, but tomorrow was supposed to be quite windy & maybe the wind would blow it down. As predicted the winds were about 50MPH the next day, so I drove out to where my model was held captive hoping that it had shook loose. But no such luck; it was still stuck high in the treetop.
Repairs are now finished. Recovered the whole model. The bottom is all black so I added invasion stripes on one side of the bottom wing to get a good look at it in the air. The top of the re-done plane is Chrome with fluorescent Pink . Wow!!!!!