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05-04-2005 10:17 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Raptorsoup

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Just purchased a Rotorworkz frame...tired of breaking stock one.

How crash worthy are they? Anyone break one yet?

Thanks,

Tim.

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05-05-2005 05:22 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Raptorsoup

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No one has crashed with one of the CF frames yet? Not wishing anyone bad luck...just wondering.

Mine will be in the Friday. Looking forward to it.

Tim.

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05-05-2005 08:30 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Skycat

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I had couple crashes with Rotorworkz frame. The frame survived and intact in both crashes. It's really hard to break these carbon fiber frame.

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05-05-2005 09:03 PM  12 years agoPost 4
helibob

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You'll break the head parts first.

20 ft drop from the trees.

Landing gear & rotors blades.

It was! a lucky day

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05-05-2005 09:21 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Raptorsoup

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Sounds good. Eventually I want to arrive at the best combination of parts that provide the best performance while still being as durable as possible.

I don't mind plastic parts as long as they give reasonable precision and act as a 'fuse' to save other more expensive or difficult to replace parts. Something has to give.

I think the best helicopter is one that is built using the best combination of parts, i.e. composites, plastics and metal. Not just for the 'bling' factor.

I really enjoy building, setting up and flying, but I'd rather spend more of my time flying. Also, my wife will be a lot happier if I'm happy and I'm happy when I'm successful.

This hobby is so addictive. I can't get enough and when I crash I get so pissed and want to give it up for another hobby but I keep coming back.

More money, more time waiting for replacement parts, gotta setup everything again after I was so happy with the current setup, on and on.

"Hi, I'm Tim and I'm addicted to helis"

Thanks.

Tim.

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05-05-2005 10:03 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Kyle2baseball

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Kissimmee, FL - USA

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Last saterday I was flying one of like 90's t-rexes with rotorworkz frame. The first crash was due to the idle up switch being inhibited when i roled it. Onlt thing broke was nothing. Landing gear poped of (exactly what it is supposed to do that way the frame dosnt break).

So we glued it back on and I was flying again. I was hovering pretty low and it had a major glitch, and it hit the ground. I threw the hold but the motor kept running with the blades stuck under the horizontal fin. So we unplug it . And the only thing broken this time is, Main gear was stripped and again the gear came of which again is what it supposed to do.

All in all this frame is pretty durable. It survived after 2 pretty descent crashes

BTW I just got one for myself

Fury Extreme
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16 Y/O

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