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› Oh no! My battery fell out!!!!!!!
05-06-2005 02:54 AM  12 years agoPost 1
RevGadget

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Today started as usually with me going to work a little early to fly a pack in the shop. I haven't crashed in a week and a half. OK, lets try that nose-in. ABORT, ABORT! Let's just stick to flying around the obsticles for now.........done.

Mt first 15 min break of the day:
Pack charged, lets go. Powered lift off! Oh no! Why are you turning left, I'm not ready for that nose in, Abort! Abort!.........Set screw on the rotor shaft loose, limiting rudder movement. I'm glad I didn't hit that band saw. Looks like the repair job on the landing gear is holding (2nd time. But with epoxy, heat shrink and coat hanger).

Lunch:
I'm ready to try the nose in............ I think I got it. Oh Yes, I got it, I got it!

This evening:
My new landing gear and blades are delivered UPS. I'll fly a pack and then put them on. All's OK except for a little vibration. I'll put those new blades on when I put the struts on and try it again later. So I put them on. Moved my velcro battery holder forward a little. Install the battery and "new wide rubber band." Let's go fly..................Looking good, good, good! I really don't have time to talk neighbor, can't you see I'm busy. But he's persistant. "Is dat thare thingy lectric, and dos it go any hiyer"? I utter those famous words, watch this.......see, OH NO the battery fell out. lol

Lucky for me, I had just straightened up from a low level stall turn, and was beginning FFF. My second not so pretty, but effective, auto. But this time on concrete. Broke my "brand new" left front landing strut. Couldn't tell it until I picked it up. Its a weak point for sure. Turned out I had the rubber touching that hot cc10 that has a heat sink on it.

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