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09-10-2007 07:28 AM  10 years agoPost 21
HHawk

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Its all about odds and you have to ask yourself,"do you feel lucky?" Its great if you make it! Thats cutting it close by one flight!

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09-10-2007 07:59 AM  10 years agoPost 22
Trooper Sam

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I hovered my 450SE over a friend's pool during a party at his house. In the dark, with my nightflying gear on.

Oh, and it was one of those saltwater pools, so if I dorked it, it was all over.

Trooper Sam

We do not do this to save money, we save money to do this-TheRickster

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09-10-2007 03:19 PM  10 years agoPost 23
leady

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i hovered my evo 50 over a very large puddle, but the temptaion to touch the blades against the surface was too great, makes a very nice loud slap and cleans the heli up a treat with a good splash and soaking me in the process, and i didnt crash

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09-10-2007 03:51 PM  10 years agoPost 24
w8qz

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Flew (2) helis over water this weekend - tried to loop my Blade CP, too close to the water, and dumped it in. Was retrieved from the bottom by a very helpful swimmer It's mechanically OK, but I killed some of the electronics. Lipo pack seems OK - maybe killed the motor drive(s) - ? haven't checked it all out yet. Hoping the servos will be OK. Did about (4) autos with my Rappy 30 onto the water - kinda interesting.

"The helicopter is much easier to design than the aeroplane, but is worthless when done."

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09-10-2007 03:59 PM  10 years agoPost 25
KC

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WA

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it helps if the water is shallow or the tide is coming in, so you can get the parts back if it comes to that.

as long as you arent testing a machine, or practicing new tricks, flying over water can be fun

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09-10-2007 07:36 PM  10 years agoPost 26
HHawk

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[quote]. Did about (4) autos with my Rappy 30 onto the water - kinda interesting.

I bet it was w8qz

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09-10-2007 11:00 PM  10 years agoPost 27
hydravien

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i have flown helis over water a couple times now.

i dunked my 30v1 last year into the lake because i lost control due to a bad crystal.

everything on it was fine. i bent the spindle shaft and that was all. no blade, no tail boom. that said i spend close to 8 hours ripping everything out and drying it off.

http://www.lakeheadrc.com/videos/r50lake07.wmv

that is me yesterday flying over the water at our float fly.

heli is a 50 titan with an os 32 running the 8.5 ratio and 550mm woodies. a mish mash of servos (3003's elev and throttle 635 aileron, 401 and a hitec 605bb on the tail (like .14s and 90oz of torque)) interesting to fly, not something i would be afraid to dunk. like my 600n.

keep it as cheap as possible and always assume you are going to dunk it when you fly. i thought i would have to put mine in near the second inverted hover because the engine was richening up so bad. (no header tank and a screw fell out of the carb causing the carb to come loose and almost fall out).

-Nick

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