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PETER ROB

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Charmouth, last meet of the season was last weekend
This is a few of the photo's gathered together
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10-17-2016 12:14 AM
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PETER ROB

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More photo's

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Thanks for the photo,s. Especially the up graded Heli Baby fly barless and all. Regards Gayl

10-17-2016 02:30 PM
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Mark Spies

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Peter,
Very nice pics Thanks

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10-17-2016 08:30 PM
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Hi Peter, great pics! What happened to the 429?
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10-19-2016 01:45 AM
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PETER ROB

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What happened to the 429?

Barry, Simple reply flat battery
I watched this flight and thought at the time it seemed to go on for too long
Not being a battery pilot, I had no idea how long they fly for
After all the to do had settled, I spoke with John the Pilot and said how long the flight went on for
His answer was, "To be honest Pete, I forgot to set the timer"
A warning to us all, I think
Fortunately the battery did not catch fire, He still has his model,so the damage is easily fixed
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awesome pictures, Thank you for sharing Peter.
regarding the 429 and the flight duration, I have forgotten to set the timer before and the result was the loss of power when the charge was exhausted but no damage to batteries as in the case of the gentleman's 429. What is the difference in his result as opposed to just losing power. I have since learned to set my esc to alert me when the battery gets to a level where the batteries need to take a break instead of being run down to the unsafe level ( the level where they may never recover from with recharging)
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10-19-2016 11:29 AM
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PETER ROB

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Emile, pure suposision from someone who was in the crowd around the smoking heli, was that he landed heavy and something like a bolt end pierced the battery
I do not know, so can not comment
I know the pilot and have flown at various shows over the last ten years with him
Will give him a text find out if he has the answer yet
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10-19-2016 11:59 AM
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ok thanks Peter

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10-19-2016 12:33 PM
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One of the many features I like about my Jeti. Telemetry and vocie on alerts.

Glad it wasn't too much damage. Thanks for update(s).

Sean

10-20-2016 12:42 AM
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PETER ROB

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incident update

I have had a reply from John,

"Yes the bump on landing dislodged the wedge I use to keep the batteries in place,
One moved back and was we think punctured by the top of a very small but sharp screw, that holds the emcotex switch.
I have now filed the sharp end and covered it with silicon.
It is cleaned up, and I hovered it in the garden yesterday, so no more damage"

This news is good to hear,the model flew flawlessly on the day
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sweet!!
I has a similar thing happen to my airwolf, the battery was punctured and before liftoff, smoke poured out. no fire but smoke and water damage.

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Mojave

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Peter, glad you got it all sorted out. The Devil is in the little details...
Barry

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