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09-11-2007 03:18 AM  10 years agoPost 1
alvincfi

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Crashed my X-spec today. Figures I got it all tuned up and flying very nicely. First thought it was a lock up on my Spektrum, but after I looked at it closely, I noticed that the battery connection on the rx had come undone!!

It locked up from around 50ft and augered in on its tail. Surprisingly not too much damage. Its a fairly tough bird. My v-blades are toast, but the frame is ok and the tail looks fine, of course the boom is really bent. Should have her up, hopefully before the long Minnesota winter starts up!!

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09-11-2007 06:17 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Fastsrt

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Lebanon, Tn

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AAAAHHHHH! #2

I know the feeling, i had a similar screw up. I had crashed my Evo 50 bad, got it all fixed up the following week for the next weekend and was flying around in the driveway to make sure everything was back in order.I was hovering about 1 foot off the driveway, trimmed well enough that you can let go of the sticks for a minute and all of a sudden on its own it pitched forward and sent blade parts everywhere, bent the flybar but did manage to stay on the skids when it was over with. Luckily it was only blades, flybar and of course more setup again. What i found to be my problem was a missing servo horn screw that allowed the forward/backward servo arm to work its way off. Now i check all of them before every start.

Good luck on the fix, don't let it be a winter project. Later.

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09-11-2007 10:54 AM  10 years agoPost 3
clive45

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NSW Australia

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??

Somewhere I cannot remember where they used a small carbon rod slid between the cables say between the red and white or whatever colour your center wire is on the rx and an elastic band on to both ends around the rx, so none of the leads can come out of the rx.. Simple and effective

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09-11-2007 02:47 PM  10 years agoPost 4
sebas224

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Miami, FL

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Hot glue is an easy solution and is completely removable for future servicing.

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09-12-2007 12:49 AM  10 years agoPost 5
hellflyer

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Staten Island NY

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I like to use a pice of heat shrink over my servo extensions
and a little dab of hot glue on my other conections

The first step in gettin help is admitting you have a problem ( yes I am addicted to helicopters )

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09-12-2007 02:55 AM  10 years agoPost 6
shamoo

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Springfield,​Missouri

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I use dental floss to hold my connections together

BE LIKE A DUCK CALM ON THE SURFACE BUT PADDLING LIKE THE DICKENS BENEATH

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09-12-2007 05:44 AM  10 years agoPost 7
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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A piece of double sided foam mounting tape across the connectors will keep that from happening again.

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* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

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