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Well, what can I say- explosion is the only word to descibe what happened to my poor sceadu today. If you have followed the recent posts I have made, you might note that I have been struggling with the blades going out of track/woofing for awhile. Well, I got that problem fixed and was having a blast getting to know my sceadu again!!
Flew 4 flights yesterday, and 4 today. On the 4th one, halfway through the tank, I half rolled to inverted and pushed the nose up into an outside loop. as soon as the nose went into the wind, the headspeed degraded with the application of collective and FORWARD cyclic--- then BOOOM!! It was all over. Whoof and Poof. Pieces falling all over the place and the majority of them balled up and fell 200 feet to the pavement. I did manage to shut the engine off on it's way down though- so no funky chicken. The sceadu and it's gear are a total loss. RX, GV-1,gy401/9254, 9252, 9202's all destroyed. I might be able to replace some cases/gearsets but I worry about the gyro and 9254. Also, my NIMH battery exploded and leaked acid eveywhere. Believe it or not, the canopy lived....
I will post pics on monday. It's disgusting, and I will not be flying heli's again for a long time. I'm gonna take a long awaited break from speding all this money. I basically converted 1000$$ to a bag of trash plastic. The worst part is that nobody was there to see it.
When and if I get another, IT WILL NOT be a Hirobo or Raptor.
Flutter once, shame on you. Flutter twice, Shame on me.
I learned my lesson and i'm done.