Re: Balleka sad news

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Re: Balleka sad news

Post by pstrzel » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:04 pm

I couldn't add to the old thread, so here it is:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 00056.html
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Re: Balleka sad news

Post by EDB » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:28 pm

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Re: Balleka sad news

Post by be_adairing » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:43 pm

TL;DR
Weak link failed near the the start of the winch launch, possibly failing because of an overspeed/rough aborted launch earlier in the day, stressing the weak link.

He attempted to make a short circuit, hit a patch of sink and crashed into rough ground. He did not land ahead, though there was room, possibly due to not wanting to overshoot the end of the runway|delay launch operations.

Very very sad, I am one of the many who came back to the sport because of his YouTube channel.

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Re: Balleka sad news

Post by a_mattano » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:12 am

Sad news. Thanks for the explanation. I'm an admirer. Condolences to the family.

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