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04-28-2004 11:55 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Tom DeWinter

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Quad Cities, IL

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I saw a Raptor 30/50 come apart in a hover last night. Post crash analysis revealed that one of the control arms on the flybar had the setscrew work loose. This allowed the flybar to slide off center and the resulting unbalance ripped the flybar assembly off of the head.

I've never locktite those setscrews as the plastic should act as a lock. Guess I'll be checking them closer.

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04-29-2004 03:02 AM  13 years agoPost 2
donlynn

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Preflight

Gidday

Thanks for the heads up

One of my preflight checks is to hold one paddle and rock very slightly back and foward in the same axis as normal operation then rotate each paddle in turn and feel for excess slop in the head, this is great for picking up loose screws in the head or flybar assy all the way back to the servo mounting.
only takes a sec.

Regards Don

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