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11-26-2006 11:02 PM  11 years agoPost 1
beidle99

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West Deptford, NJ

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It was bound to happen, and of course it would be today when I was just burning off fuel before the winter months. I was not doing anything crazy just figure 8's and stall turns. Went up to the left did a 540 stall turn and the Raptor 50 just continued to piro, it was falling knife edge and I couldn't get it upright after fighting what seemed an eternity I threw it in hold at about 20 feet up. It landed on the tail and header tank side. List of damaged parts includes:
Radix mains
Carbon Tech tails
Boom
Boom supports
Landing gear
one link
Main shaft (possible)
Spindle (possible)
Collective servo horn
Rudder servo horn
Elevator servo horn
Wind screen on canopy
Header tank mount
Ni-mh receiver pack (one cell vented)
Hoping I didn't get dirt in the engine or bend the high speed needle.
The Radix blades are what really suxs, the rest is ok. Each blade broke in 2 places.
Sorry I don't have pics at this point. But after begining to tear it down it appears the set screws that hold the tail grips on began to back out and caused the tail to slip on the shaft. I should have put in in hold sooner but I tried to get it upright. Oh well at least my first one is in the bag and I can rebuild over the winter with the SUS tail being upgraded.
Back to football and partlisting now.

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11-26-2006 11:17 PM  11 years agoPost 2
Mujenpwr

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Mickleton, NJ

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Sorry I missed it.

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11-26-2006 11:21 PM  11 years agoPost 3
beidle99

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You should have been there it was a great one, or maybe I should have been home hanging Christmas lights too.

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11-29-2006 03:11 AM  11 years agoPost 4
rcwannab

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MaysLanding, NJ, USA

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First one always seems to hurt the worst...

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12-01-2006 12:02 AM  11 years agoPost 5
QuantumPSI

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Atlanta, GA

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How would you know if it's the first one? I've had more painful crashes than my first crash, but I know what you mean. It really does feel like the end of the world...

mikel

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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12-01-2006 12:56 AM  11 years agoPost 6
Mr Rob

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uk

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Yep, the world stands still. my first crash(seems like a life time ago,)... i remember standing there looking down thinking it was fcuked and a bin job, a boom and a set of blades later she was fixed.
oh yes my LHS loved me then

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