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HelicopterMain Discussion › Aughhhhhhh! 3 Crashes in 3 Weeks!
11-13-2005 09:48 AM  12 years agoPost 21
ausheli

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Kalgoorlie, the gold capital of Australia, Western

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Practicing for 3D Downunder I crashed 6 times in 6 weeks just going over the contest moves it slowed me down a little bit but the results are worth it, my flying has advanced 200% in the last 2 months

Drill it, Blast it, Bog it

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11-13-2005 11:51 AM  12 years agoPost 22
jjp735i

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Pittsburgh, PA

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I crashed yesterday

After having the experianced heli guys at the field get my engine running smooth again, bty Wildcat fuel sticks, was ruining my OS32, I forgot to check onboard battery level and you know the rest. Broken skid, and usually parts. Here we go again , rebuild and out to fly. still a newbie and I'm sure this won't happen again, battery dieing that is.

jjp

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11-13-2005 01:56 PM  12 years agoPost 23
RCtaz

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Leander, TX

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and I'm sure this won't happen again
Famous last words!

~Texas Renegade Rotorz~

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11-13-2005 06:44 PM  12 years agoPost 24
Crush

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York, PA

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Thanks for all your replies. It helps to vent and to hear others tell you it happens to them too. I just need to practice these things at higher altitude. I'm kinda past the point of needing a buddy box. These new tricks just look so much cooler at lower altitudes. When i fly high (where i should be right now) it's tough to see the heli and tougher to keep your orientation.
I have a sim and do use it for experimenting with new tricks but nothing compares to the real thing.

Anyway....its not getting me down. In fact...i'm going to repair this evo and build up a second one with all the spare parts i have from my crashes.

Keep the rotors spinning.

"Learning from mistakes gets expensive"

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11-13-2005 06:47 PM  12 years agoPost 25
heligoole

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yorkshire,uk

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way to go crush........remember to hover a bit first...get used to that awesome machine

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11-13-2005 07:06 PM  12 years agoPost 26
BigChopper

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Cambridge, UK

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loads of crashes?

This will relieve your frustration...

Falling Bush

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11-13-2005 07:18 PM  12 years agoPost 27
AlanR8

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Saddleworth near Manchester (UK)

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Crush

Your last post in this thread was the REAL truth!

In altitude there's safety.

Had a go, again, at Tic Tocs today. They are VERY hard to time right and you can loose height fast if you're not careful. But, if you start high enough you'll be amazed at how much time you have to sort the mess out.

Going back to another thread, orientation is an issue at altitude/distance. My helis have dayglo vinyl panels, NOT a fancy paint job that looks good on the ground, something I can SEE in all conditions.

Give it a go

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11-13-2005 08:31 PM  12 years agoPost 28
rdalcanto

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Salt Lake City, UT

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I'm kinda past the point of needing a buddy box. These new tricks just look so much cooler at lower altitudes. When i fly high (where i should be right now) it's tough to see the heli and tougher to keep your orientation.
Unless you are at the point that you can recover quickly from any attitude, going in any direction, then you aren't past the point of buddy boxing. It just means you need someone REALLY good to buddy box with you. In the beginning of last year, I had Alex Rodrigues buddy box me for a couple days so I could get master tail first inverted without having to be so high I couldn't see the tail. I had been flying for years, 3Ding pretty well low to the ground (everything except tail first inverted) and had taught several airplane pilots how to fly helis using the buddy box. In other words, I was no beginner, but why risk my heli when I have someone as good as Alex willing to help me. He would let me fly it pretty low and close because he knew he could save it no matter what. Pretty cool watching him save a lost heli ten feet off the ground by doing constant inverted piros right into piro flips. Thanks to him, I learned in two days what would have taken me a lot longer and hundreds of dollars had I done it on my own (I could do it really well on the sim, but it ain't the same). Now I'm at the point I can save it from anywhere, so if a good pilot in my area wants to learn piroflips, or what ever, I'll buddy box him and take the worry out of his learning....

Rick

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11-13-2005 11:27 PM  12 years agoPost 29
Yug

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AlanR8
Had a go, again, at Tic Tocs today. They are VERY hard to time right and you can loose height fast if you're not careful. But, if you start high enough you'll be amazed at how much time you have to sort the mess out.
You may find it helps if you do right side tic tocs first before tail down, nose down and certainly left sided. The reason is because in a streight right handed tic toc, the tail rotor is blasting streight down which gives you a bit more lift. You will find a big difference in left sided tic tocs as the tail rotor is then working against you. The overall timing from one to the other doesn't need to change that much, just the overall rate, or 'size' of the tic toc.

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11-14-2005 03:18 AM  12 years agoPost 30
B.Hofferth

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walkerton in.

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crashing

i find that if i crash or almost crash, i'll go cruise around the block in the helihauler to clear my mind.

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11-14-2005 07:11 AM  12 years agoPost 31
heligoole

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yorkshire,uk

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nice car,what type is it?

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11-14-2005 07:28 AM  12 years agoPost 32
MicroDOC

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Goleta, CA

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Wow! If it were me I'd give up the sport. Settle back and figure what you're doing wrong. Do you have a simulator? If so, spend more time on it until you are comfortable. Get yourself a RotoPod or some type of training gear and take it slowly at first. Find an experienced heli pilot to check your setup and buddy with you. Don't be in a hurry, take your time. It'll come to you eventually.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it!

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11-14-2005 02:37 PM  12 years agoPost 33
Yogi 1

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Clinton,CT USA

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Time for a good simulator like Reflex or Aerofly Pro and get the rough spots workrd out on the screen. Sounds like you could have paid for the Sim Program allready. I've got the MRC Reflex Sim and am very happy with it has saved me alot of money so far. Yogi

Velocity Is A State Of Grace Get Some Now !

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