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09-01-2009 02:00 AM  8 years agoPost 1
McKrackin

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I just mentioned in another thread probably the wierdest damage ever inflicted on my heli.Any of them.

A bolt broke recently and allowed a tail blade grip to fly off.
Hairy landing

Anywho,I got an email that my parts had shipped today so I started tearing my tail boom apart.
There is a small hole in the boom and a corresponding ding in the main blade directly above the hole in the boom.
The boom also rattled.
I pulled the tail gear and lo and behold...a piece of the linkage from the blade grip was inside the boom.Wow!!!

Anyone have any wierd damage on their helis?

The small piece was inside of the boom.
I found the blade and grip today by luck

Hole in the boom...

Ding in blade...

Crazy stuff huh?

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-01-2009 02:12 AM  8 years agoPost 2
JasonJ

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That is weird. One of my V blades was broken in half after a violent crash. Does that count?

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09-01-2009 02:17 AM  8 years agoPost 3
McKrackin

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I don't know....I have stacks of broken blades.lol....

I thought V Blades were tough???

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-01-2009 02:29 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Furious Predator

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a link being sent through a boom....never heard that one before. thats impressive!

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09-01-2009 02:36 AM  8 years agoPost 5
rcjon

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That be the needle valve.

Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for Radio Control Helicoptering.

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09-01-2009 02:39 AM  8 years agoPost 6
McKrackin

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Needle valve.Awesome

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-01-2009 02:46 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Furious Predator

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i saw a pic some time ago of an M3 bolt sticking directly into the leading edge of a blade.

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09-01-2009 03:24 AM  8 years agoPost 8
jschenck

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^^^
that one was weird, what I thought of when I saw this thread

http://runryder.com/helicopter/t345653p1

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09-01-2009 03:28 AM  8 years agoPost 9
jschenck

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I also snapped a starter shaft in half this last winter

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09-01-2009 06:57 AM  8 years agoPost 10
w.pasman

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It is only a very small distance from tail rotor to main rotor. So if a linkage pops off the chances that the main rotor whacks it are about 100% Chances that it sticks in the main rotor and then hits something else are a lot lower though

That shot of rcjon of the needle in the blade is a bit weirder, as it is digged into the TRAILING edge of the blade??? Were the blades spinning backwards at the time?

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09-01-2009 12:04 PM  8 years agoPost 11
rcjon

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Were the blades spinning backwards at the time?
No they had folded up and it hit on the side.

Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for Radio Control Helicoptering.

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09-01-2009 02:16 PM  8 years agoPost 12
jschenck

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that was a muffler bolt sticking out of my main blade

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09-01-2009 06:33 PM  8 years agoPost 13
cation3

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Not quite weird damage, but rather lack therof. Heli went in knife-edged, pirouetting. Found the heli in the dirt with a main blade trapped under the skid and no bent shafts. Only damage was to blades and paddles.

How do you trap a blade like this and not bend a shaft or kill the landing gear?!? ...and the blade was under a lot of tension between the grip and skid.

Had it flying again in less than an hour.

-Drew

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09-01-2009 09:06 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Furious Predator

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man...i would love to see a model heli crash done with a high speed camera.

Shawn
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09-01-2009 09:43 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Sonic88

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Murfreesboro, TN

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Time Warp needs to do an episode on rc helis. Can you image seeing Nick Maxwell or someone in super super slow mode?

Procrastinators of the world unite ... tomorrow.
AMA #: 912822

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09-01-2009 09:50 PM  8 years agoPost 16
tr0cksrrApprentice - NJ, 08344 - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

here one of the member at our feild, this was funny. lol

I remember when sex was safe and Heli's where dangerous.

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09-01-2009 11:20 PM  8 years agoPost 17
HertyrrNovice - Heidelberg, Germany - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

This has happened to a heli buddy of mine last sunday:

The tail support got loose and collided with the main rotor at full speed. He managed to land his Raptor90 safely. I had a hard time trying to get the thing straight again. No way!
Now we call him "Bender"!

-H E R T Y-

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09-02-2009 12:53 PM  8 years agoPost 18
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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^^^

To prevent that from happening again zip-tie a chunck of that boom support between the booms. I've had a few boom supports come loose in flight, they usually get caught in the main rotors and shot off into the distance.

and from yug, where I picked up the idea

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09-02-2009 04:19 PM  8 years agoPost 19
helinelly

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changed into a real scorpion


here a pic of my 450 with a new scorpion motor that blew up in flight and turn my heli into a real scorpion....funny weird crash

if it broken.....glue the bast#$d...keep flying..i tell the wife my crashes cost £20! works for me

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09-02-2009 08:13 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Furious Predator

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even better then a twist tie, this actually improves performance.
http://www.rcmarket.org/tail-suppor...e-pr-21087.html

Shawn
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