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Farrell
2nd Sep 2005, 02:04
Was the Irish AAIB files and found this.

20 December 1998
Synopsis

The model was flying circuits at a registered aeromodel site in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. After a take-off, which followed a normal circuit, command of the model was lost. The model then flew off in a North-east direction. When its fuel was exhausted, the model glided to earth, and landed on the new link taxi-way near the threshold of Runway 28 at Dublin Airport.

The report finds that the probable cause of the loss of command was the exhaustion of the receiver battery.


http://www.aaiu.ie/upload/general/3606-0.pdf

Jerricho
2nd Sep 2005, 02:21
Did they charge him a landing fee?

Buster Hyman
2nd Sep 2005, 02:23
I just pictured this tiny East German pilot jumping out & kissing the tarmac!

tinpis
2nd Sep 2005, 02:35
The RX battery would have been exhausted if it wasnt turned off post flight
23cc Titan spark ....hmmmm big motor and they had a few problems with the early Irish motors shielding breaking down on the thronomister.

Farrell
2nd Sep 2005, 03:10
I love the comment from the 737 jockey who said that it was "parked" on the taxyway.