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12-28-2008 04:42 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Helisonmymind

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Toronto, Canada

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I haven't crashed mine *yet* but I'm worried after seeing my friend's 250 go down after hitting a chair leg.

Carnage:

bent blade grip $20 (cannot adjust links to compen for blade tracking so grib must be replaced even after straightening)
bent metal mixing arm $20
slightly bent main shaft $10
stripped gear $9

US$59 or C$72 + no-stock-anywhere-markup = $85 for parts...for a very mild crash 2" off the floor?!

C$85?!

I'm a little worried about dumping mine over...

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12-28-2008 04:59 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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Wow and the T250 is one of the least costly helis to repair.

Is this your first one..??

Rick

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12-28-2008 05:06 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Helisonmymind

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Toronto, Canada

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I've got 2x 250's. A new one in box and my current one I'm flying that I bought pre-assembled off my LHS. I really enjoy my 250 now I got the tail to behave.

I've got a number of other rexy's in my hanger.

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12-28-2008 05:11 AM  8 years agoPost 4
george0079

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USA

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That was probably the worst possible crash. I've put mine down HARD two times. Landing skids, main shaft, spindle, blades. Both times.

Less than $20 each

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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12-28-2008 05:17 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Helisonmymind

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Toronto, Canada

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my analysis is the impact with the chair caused a virtually complete stop of the rotor and the energy had to be dissipated somewhere. Soft Al-U-Minium bits *had* to bend.

If the machine had come into contact with drywall I think the damage would have been minimal.

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12-28-2008 05:32 AM  8 years agoPost 6
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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my question is did your friend have the stock plastic main blades on it or did he have the new carbon fiber blades. My concern with the plastic blades is that they would not snap into pieces like the carbon blades would thus causing more damage to other parts of the heli. I have not crashed my 250 (knock on wood) but I put the carbon blades on for fear of that happening. Just a thought.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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12-28-2008 05:37 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Helisonmymind

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Toronto, Canada

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He was running the plastic ones. Good point about the carbon's. They probably would have shattered and saved the metal parts. Thanks for your reply.

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12-28-2008 06:34 AM  8 years agoPost 8
whyfly

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Temecula C.A.

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smaller the parts harder to make so thatas where $$$$$ comes in my guai 200 was fun to fly but working on it was not so fun.

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12-28-2008 07:08 AM  8 years agoPost 9
USNAviationjay

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Houston Tx USA

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Well Ive crashed the crap outa my G200 and crash cost is usually 5-10 bucks.
havent even replaced the original blades or the FG canopy.
the little bugger is very tough.
cant imagine the 250 is any worse.

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12-29-2008 12:19 PM  8 years agoPost 10
WATCH-THIS!

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NW Michigan. Rotor​Rebels

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Blade grips are soft and you can bend them back. Look for any stress cracks or streched metal. Track the blades and fly.

When pǝʇɹǝʌuı ,down is up and up is exspensive!

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