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HelicopterAerobatic 3D Contest › Cost of 3D flying
09-05-2009 03:06 AM  8 years agoPost 1
cal1nu

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Do aerobatic and 3D maneuvers put a lot of strain, cause premature wear and tear on all of the electonics, mechanisms, mechanics and airframe of the heli?

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09-05-2009 03:17 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Dood

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3D flying, yes.
Just casually flying around doing big-air aerobatics, no.

The guys doing Hard aggressive 3D with all those High G maneuvers & stuff, that puts a lot of stress on the heli.

And then those guys doing them stupid crack rolls are destroying their machines.

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09-12-2009 06:07 PM  8 years agoPost 3
TmMugen

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That's funny comment..

All I can say is "COST A LOT"

I was told by a flying mate that this hobby is a $$ burning pit. Plus it is bottomless.

I am a noob flyer from Singapore! Team Nitro Magic

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09-12-2009 07:01 PM  8 years agoPost 4
QuantumPSI

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LOL the cost of crashing due to fly 3D is usually far more expensive than just "wear and tear" unless of course, you consider crashing as part of "wear and tear"

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

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09-19-2009 06:51 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Blink 182

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It depends on what type of helicopter your flying, mostly the only thing you wear out is dampers and links. Everything else is maitenence free except for the engine if you build it nicely.

For crash cost it depends on what type of 3D you do, low smackdown doesnt hurt too much, you only replace little things like blades, landing gears ect. If you doing big fast 3D your going to hurt more because your either high or fast creating a bigger impact.

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09-19-2009 08:59 PM  8 years agoPost 6
sinte

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little things like blades?^...that's usually 80% of my crash cost! lol

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09-19-2009 09:53 PM  8 years agoPost 7
raynman

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True That

Blades always hurt the wallet when they need replacing.

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09-20-2009 03:59 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Blink 182

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Hmm, maybe it's because i'm a once-a-year crasher lol

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09-20-2009 03:42 PM  8 years agoPost 9
sinte

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uh....then fly LOWER!!! lol

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09-20-2009 04:58 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Blink 182

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LOL, i get low enough hehe, i have a video i'll link you to when its uploaded. maybe i could get a tad lower

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09-20-2009 05:05 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Blink 182

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09-20-2009 05:12 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Git

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if u dont crash, then its only ball links and lipos for electric/ piston, ring and sleeve for nitro. rudder servos according to cy will last about 100 flights.. cyclic servos also lose their centering slightly.

but gravity always win in most case. this year alone i have destroyed about 20 sets of good carbons 325mm, 600mm, 690mm and 710mm.

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10-30-2009 12:27 AM  7 years agoPost 13
brandov2

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It does cost more than regular flying wear and tear ... But a crash usually fixes that way before you notice having to put new stuff on..lol

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11-04-2009 03:02 PM  7 years agoPost 14
Bundian

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I've jst spent about $200.00 on the heli for parts which just wore out from a year of hard abuse.
And I still need new ball links and a few other parts
When we put the new dampeners in I should have make a picture of my thrust bearings...no metal between the balls!
Like 2 or 3 in one space than a little metal in between than some balls again
So yes, flying 3D does wear out some parts.

Fly it like you stole it!!!

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11-23-2009 12:27 PM  7 years agoPost 15
sikewiley

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I think

I think before you do 3D if you know all angles of your heli and do not try to do more than you know. You will not crash as mutch as many other people. I need to start it

Noah Wiley: Synergy, RCHeliWorkZ.com, Rapicon.

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11-24-2009 12:00 AM  7 years agoPost 16
TMoore

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Do aerobatic and 3D maneuvers put a lot of strain, cause premature wear and tear on all of the electonics, mechanisms, mechanics and airframe of the heli?
The entire helicopter is a strain causing device. Premature wear is countered by persistent maintenance through diligent inspection, IOW, catching things before they get out of hand. It doesn't matter how well you know your orientations, crashing causes its own problems but general wear and tear is a given just from operation.

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11-24-2009 12:11 AM  7 years agoPost 17
sikewiley

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I agrea

Yes you need to fly at a safe altitude so if your doing a piro flip and you brain fart you can catch it.

Noah Wiley: Synergy, RCHeliWorkZ.com, Rapicon.

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12-18-2009 12:47 AM  7 years agoPost 18
sinte

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safe altitude? thats no fun!

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12-18-2009 02:09 AM  7 years agoPost 19
sikewiley

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:}

I know, just saying, if you don't want to do the ''c'' word than fly high. But I don't

Noah Wiley: Synergy, RCHeliWorkZ.com, Rapicon.

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