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10-20-2004 07:33 AM  13 years agoPost 21
vinrx7

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similar situation happened to me when i forgot to charge my receiver pack after flying all week and went dead on take off. it happened just as the heli got light on the skids. it kinda bounced up and down and the wind got ahold of it. it fell to the side and did the chicken dance. it was probably at around half throttle. i went ahead and stepped on the blades to stop the heli then pulled the line. probably not the smartest thing to do but people do some stupid things in a panic.
stupid move #1: not charging the receiver pack.
stupid move #2: stepping on blades while heli was in the middle of the chicken dance.

STUPID TREE!!!

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10-20-2004 09:21 AM  13 years agoPost 22
iflybyu77

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hehhe..

That gives a whole new meaning to "throwing in the towel" .. or is that "throwing in the transmitter"?????

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10-20-2004 09:33 AM  13 years agoPost 23
webbhost

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lol i might not be the most clever person with a helicopter but even i know that its a bad idea to chuck anything at somethings thats moving at about 2000 rpm. I would have just backed off verrry verry slowly.... very VERY slowly.... then i would have screamed like a gal and ran down the motorway.

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10-20-2004 10:01 AM  13 years agoPost 24
darrens

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I was interested to see that throwing something at the heli "just made it mad". This is like saying sorry to the wife. Best to just retreat to the pub and go back when the storm is over.
Now that I realise my heli has an emotional state I am sure we will get on much better in future "who's a nice little heli...there, there"

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10-20-2004 11:17 AM  13 years agoPost 25
Helinutnz

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Run

just run dude

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10-20-2004 11:17 AM  13 years agoPost 26
webbhost

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who's a nice little heli...there, there
lmao that made me laugh! gota admit i think it works for pc's aswell

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10-20-2004 11:18 AM  13 years agoPost 27
webbhost

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hmm when my rc car got wet my servos went crazy... i wonder what would happen if you got the hosepipe on a whappy hely Lmao

meh

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10-20-2004 11:28 AM  13 years agoPost 28
cjw

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I had an incident where my throttle linkage popped off the throttle as a result of a bumpy landing (and faulty ball link). The heli was stuck at half throttle with half a tank of gas left. Remembering that as long as I hold the throttle back I would have negative pitch I just sat there and watched it run through the last half a tank of gas (which was THE longest half tank ever!) while hoping that the engine wouldn't overheat (Thank god for cooling fans).
Had this happen too. Just had to wait out the tank.

If you loose all control of the heli though, the idea of throwing something into the blades is just plain stupid! Absolutely anything could happen - parts flying off and the item you threw in could also become a high speed projectile.

I'd go with the run away and cry approach

Clive

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10-20-2004 11:40 AM  13 years agoPost 29
Drunk Monk

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This is why it's not recommended to fly in your back garden, I'm not say he was, just that when things go wrong nobody know's what will happen.

Throwing the TX was not the smartest move in the world, specially if the RX started working again. Good job it happened on the ground though.


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10-20-2004 11:52 AM  13 years agoPost 30
300wby

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The throttle link popped off mine about two years ago, the garden hose was laying in the yard so I just sprayed it at the carb. It didnt take long and nothing else got wet. dump some oil in the engine and turn over a couple time then let it sit until you quit shaking.

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10-20-2004 11:57 AM  13 years agoPost 31
CrashExpert

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I'd have run also, now your friend has to replace the transmitter as well as the broken heli bits, broken thumb wont help with the flying much either.

My mate had a receiver error (found out crystal had vibrated loose) so I stupidly crawled under heli and carefully pulled fuel line out engine and let it run dry, but the heli was on the ground, with a low head speed no where near take off...still a silly thing to do but I wouldn't have went near it if it was in the air......think my mate was glad I saved his heli



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10-20-2004 12:17 PM  13 years agoPost 32
SPB

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Similar situation happened to me two times.

The first time I was cleaning the heli and forgot to re-attach the throttle link and the second the bolt that holds the throttle barrel in place came loose and the throttle barel came out resulting in full throttle.

In both cases I was flying the heli untill it run out of fuel and I auto it down.


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10-20-2004 12:25 PM  13 years agoPost 33
gt900uk

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Yep i was very gald you saved my heli MBit was a problem with the crystal coming lose? I would always tape it in now no matter how tight it seems to fit!! Looking back it was mental to go under the heli but at the same time it would have been a long wait with the heli spooled up and a full tank. It could have been blown over by the wind. Crash Expert i dont think u realise just how close it was to take off speed u maniac!!!!

This Heli Will Self Destruct In Five Seconds!!

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10-20-2004 12:56 PM  13 years agoPost 34
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I do realise - - just didn't want to seem a total loon on the forum........cheers for that



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10-20-2004 01:00 PM  13 years agoPost 35
gt900uk

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No point in hiding it everyone will find out at some point

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10-20-2004 01:06 PM  13 years agoPost 36
Big Edge

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As for the throttle linkage, why dont the engine manufacturers put return springs on the throttle arms?

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10-20-2004 01:07 PM  13 years agoPost 37
gt900uk

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mm thats a good idea. they have springs on rc car throttles why not add one 2 ur heli?

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10-20-2004 01:13 PM  13 years agoPost 38
earthmover

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thanks for all the replies. I know he will in joy some of the levity. Yes its crazy to toss the radio but that is all we had ( actually antenna into the blades). It was at WOT spinning (Pirouetting out of control) right at him on pavement. We watched it spin for at least 30 sec before it chased him down. Had he not thrown the radio it would have really **#^#^* my brand new car. Lets see $400.00 radio or whos knows what on car damage. Lucky for him I was just spinning up my heli when he yelled for me. Wrapped his hand in the towel we probably should have used and the story ends.


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10-20-2004 01:14 PM  13 years agoPost 39
earthmover

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thanks for all the replies. I know he will enjoy some of the levity. Yes its crazy to toss the radio but that is all we had ( actually antenna into the blades). It was at WOT spinning (Pirouetting out of control) right at him on pavement. We watched it spin for at least 30 sec before it chased him down. Had he not thrown the radio it would have really **#^#^* my brand new car. Lets see $400.00 radio or whos knows what on car damage. Lucky for him I was just spinning up my heli when he yelled for me. Wrapped his hand in the towel we probably should have used and the story ends.


steve

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10-20-2004 01:23 PM  13 years agoPost 40
Duracizer

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As for the throttle linkage, why dont the engine manufacturers put return springs on the throttle arms?
I have a return spring on my OS32....it springs to open instead of closed!?

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