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01-23-2010 11:25 PM  8 years agoPost 1
phil90

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Well guys I knew it would happen eventually but no matter how you prepare yourself its still gunna hurt…

Second flight of the day and then bang, I think they call it a brain fart, the bugger was in, gutted. As per normal it looks a lot worse than it actually is but still hurts. Excluding the blades and canopy (I have spares) £30. Not bad. All the normal stuff. For once I am hoping it rains tomorrow…

At least its over now and the heli is well and truly chrisened..

I would rather be flying than.......

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01-23-2010 11:50 PM  8 years agoPost 2
flyhud

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Sorry to hear, I smacked mine in a few weeks ago for the first time. I have found that after the disappointment wears away, you realize that the helicopter is not immortal. I always fly my helicopters better after the first crash, a mental thing I guess. I fly it more relaxed.

I dont always fly helis, but when I do, I prefer Outrage.The most interesting man in the world

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01-24-2010 01:26 AM  8 years agoPost 3
JAy jordan2

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Cincinnati, OH

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Sorry to hear about the crash.
Think on the bright side, at least it's out of your system for the season!

BTW, how many mAH is your receiver pack in the pic?

JAy

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01-24-2010 01:59 AM  8 years agoPost 4
bathmagic

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Berwick,Victoria, Australia

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this is why they have screws in them, so you can get it back together ASAP!

Dale

ENV - Still laying it down !….Ohhh yeh !!!

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01-24-2010 02:41 AM  8 years agoPost 5
eo19

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Newberry, FL

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BTW, how many mAH is your receiver pack in the pic?
Looks like the 3600mAh Outrage NRG. I just put one on and it helped with it being tail heavy.

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01-24-2010 03:47 AM  8 years agoPost 6
FlytilyaDrop

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Playboy mansion

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please keep us posted on total repair cost.

This hobby sucks, when your not flying.

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01-24-2010 05:00 AM  8 years agoPost 7
fla heli boy

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cape coral, florida

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the one blade grip looks like it opened up on you, or is that just the angle of the pic??? Also, did your pipe get racked - hope you didn't crack the muffler/engine mount.
As you said, now she's broken in!!!

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01-24-2010 11:18 AM  8 years agoPost 8
phil90

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Battery is a 3600mah NRG battery. I get about 5 flights with it then the 2-1 tells me it needs charging. Balance on the heli is very good with it. Anything bigger and it might upset it.

The blade grips are ok and it did come in very heavy so I was a bit surprised. I think it is the angle from the photo. The feathering spindle is well and truly bent and that’s what you can see. A couple of links popped, didn’t brake them so that’s good. Obviously they will get checked before re using them.

Well spotted with the pipe. Yes it has cracked the engine casing but it looks like its just the outer section so it should be a simple repair. I won’t know until I strip it down but fingers crossed. Either way its fare to say that could happen to any heli..

OK this is what I have observed with the crash, the good bits if you like.

The main shaft looks straight. I am going to change it but it took a hell of a beating. The canopy tabs broke off, excellent idea. Although the canopy took a pounding it is still usable and you could argue that it saved damage to the side frames, we’ll never know but still a great idea. The landing gear destroyed itself. Again a cheap fix with minimal damage to the side frames and base plate, however it has pulled the threads out of a couple of the alloy fixings. Not a problem as longer bolts and a couple of nuts will fix that. This is the bit I like. The main gear, torque bevel gears and tail drive gears are all in tacked. Coming from the Trex 600 I find this very unusual. IME you only have to tickle them and you loose a couple of teeth on any of the gears (this is just my opinion).

I left field early and off to fast-lads for the spares. I live two mins away.

Flybar x2 - £3.49
Tailboom x2 - £7.99
Main shaft x1 - £5.99
Feather spindle x1 - £4.49
Torque tube assembly - £8.99 (bought it just incase, I don’t think it needs it though)
Bits I have.
Landing gear - £4.99
Canopy mountings - £1.90

Blades and canopy, again you would buy this with most heli crashes.
If I this was my 600 the cost would have been as follows.

Flybar x2 - £3.87
Tailboom x2 - £9.96
Main shaft x2 - £7.59
Feather spindle x2 - £5.34
Torque tube assembly - £15.00 (approx)
Landing gear - £10.00 approx

I think I have covered everything and yes I think getting your first crash out of the way with a new heli is good karma… Its just a shame I wasn’t trying anything spectacular but I suppose If I was trying a new trick then I would have been concentrating more and the brain fart wouldn’t of happened..

I would rather be flying than.......

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03-16-2010 03:27 AM  7 years agoPost 9
LongVu78

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MASS

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Sorry about your crash,

Thanks Long

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03-16-2010 08:11 AM  7 years agoPost 10
digger123

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suffolk .uk

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its gonna cost more then £30 to fix that looks like the pipe is shot is the engine casing ok.

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03-16-2010 10:01 PM  7 years agoPost 11
phil90

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Pipe was OK but the engine case did take a beating but just reapairable... Not to worry I've just upgraded to the OS55 and the outrage 55 pipe....

I would rather be flying than.......

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03-17-2010 02:02 AM  7 years agoPost 12
aerosmith

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Mississippi

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I hate it for ya man.
I don't have a endless budget myself
crashing makes me sad.

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03-17-2010 04:48 AM  7 years agoPost 13
HFG

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Toronto, Canada

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You might wanna try the Outrage 600mm blades, they are a fair price. I have a set and should get a chance to finally try them this weekend (Dang long Canadian weather). Keep track of the final cost, i think you will realize how cheap the Outrage machine is to crash ... and the end result will be flying 1 mistake lower

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03-17-2010 04:55 AM  7 years agoPost 14
LongVu78

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MASS

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Same problem here in New England Weather, well at least spring is coming

Thanks Long

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03-17-2010 05:20 AM  7 years agoPost 15
HFG

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Toronto, Canada

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In the UK do you have a spring or just a rainy season ?

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03-17-2010 07:01 PM  7 years agoPost 16
phil90

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south yorkshire (UK)

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The winter here in the UK has been a bad one, plenty of blue skies tho but its just the cold I strugle with.... still plenty of flying done.

I just sneeked a couple of tanks tonight on way home from work but dont tell the wife.. Spring is def on its way....

I would rather be flying than.......

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03-17-2010 07:24 PM  7 years agoPost 17
digger123

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suffolk .uk

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i went out yesterday for 6 tanks for the first time since last october was great.

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