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06-05-2004 09:42 AM  13 years agoPost 1
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rrApprentice

cali

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I put atleast 15-20 flights on the stock Shogun motor. Then I put a BL on it. About 15 -20 more flights or so, I lost a screw in mid flight. It crashed! I replaced the $7.00 Main shaft and thats it!! Blades perfect! Everything perfect except the main shaft, It was my fault , with as many flights as I have had, I should of done an inspection, for loose parts.
Oh well, I was back in the air for 7 bucks, 2 hours after the crash!

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06-05-2004 11:37 PM  13 years agoPost 2
rdalcanto

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Salt Lake City, UT

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Too bad that part wasn't CA'd on instead of bolted....

Rick
LOL
P.S. - Glad to hear it didn't turn out worse!

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06-06-2004 12:49 AM  13 years agoPost 3
SceaduRob

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Sacramento, CA

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Too much CA work in poor ventilation?

The plastic on the zoom/shogun/etc doesn't seem to hold onto the threads like I'm used to. I've also notes a few screws backing their way out but was able to catch them. Small drop of ZAP on the head keeps them in but lets me remove if necessary.

Glad your crash wasn't too bad. Did you upgrade to the Steel Main shaft or stick with the Aluminium one?

-Rob

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06-06-2004 05:18 AM  13 years agoPost 4
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cali

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Well I kicked around the Idea of the upgrade shaft, but after hearing about a fellow zoom flier, crash and have the same thing happen. Only the main shaft, no blades or swash or anything. I thaught maybe with the soft mainshaft it absorbes the impact and gives at the shaft. With a super stiff Mainshaft , It seems like something more important would be likely to tweak in a crash. But I bought both...

I breath more CA than air as it is!

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06-06-2004 08:38 PM  13 years agoPost 5
dragonfly

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Granbury, TX. USA

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I'm embarrassed to tell this story. I was out in front of the garage doing flips, ran 1 battery down and changed to another one. I was having so much fun that when I changed batteries I went up to do another flip, and when it came over I pulled back on the throttle stick just to have the motor stop and the heli fall to the ground inverted. OOUUCH!!! I can't believe that I had forgot to use idle up!!!!! As long as I have been flying you would think that I wouldn't do something so stupid. I'm glad that none of my friends were around to see this crash, I would never live it down. It hit the ground from about 10 feet, and I'm impressed at how little damage there was. I really like the idea of the aluminum main shaft, it took most of the impact. New blades, main shaft, and spindle. It is flying again, I haven't ever crashed with so little damage before, this is one tough little heli!!
Ok, go ahead and laugh, I get the dumb ass award for this crash.
Mark

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06-07-2004 04:09 AM  13 years agoPost 6
jake7030

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Arizona

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so is the shogun a good first electric heli for the park
and as far as the stock motor, will it provibe 3d.
right now the only BL stuff i have is a himax 2015-4100 and CC 25.
I will alos be getting the Futaba 7chp radio.

Anythoughts would help guys.

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