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Okay...a little confused here! It was the first flight with my Hawk Sport after replacing all normal crash items (including feathering shaft) and upgrading to carbon/glass blades, from woodies. I was hovering for about 1/2 tank, trimming and adjusting tracking of new blades. After the hover was stable I went for some spins around the field. Just as I entered forward flight, about 30 yards away and roughly 40 feet up, both main blades went soaring in 2 different directions! I tell ya, it was a pretty cool whoosh sound, followed by the thud of the heli hitting the dirt. upon inspection I found that one of the bolts, holding the blade holder to the feathering shaft, had come off. Not come loose, but slid right off over the threads. One end of the feathering shaft no longer has any threads at all, it is completely smooth?!?!?!?! Anyone else ever have anything like this happen? No pics because the damage was pretty minimal, I am actually rather impressed with the way the hawk held up the impact.
BTW--this was a brand new feathering shaft and bolts that were torqued down very tight and locked with thread lock!
"It wasn't me, it was a sudden gust of gravity!"
"it wasn't me...it was a sudden gust of gravity!"