My SDX appears to have a bent flybar, but not due to a crash, and I really don't recall any hard landings.
It has a gentle curve to the flybar, as though the paddles weighed a bunch. Each paddle sags about 1/8" and the curved flybar is VERY visible to the naked eye. Still flies well.
The heli did sit unflown in my garage for six months and spent a week or two of that in below freezing temperatures. Not sure if that might have something to do with it. But then, my other heli in the garage did not get this bend.
Anyone else experience anything like this? My Raptor, the beater heli, gets flown harder, gets harder landings, and was in the same garage. The SDX is babied in comparison. So why then is the SDX bent?
I don't say this to compare the Raptor to the SDX. Even with the bent flybar the SDX flies better than the beater Raptor.
I say it to explain that I don't understand how flight loads, handling, or storage could have done this.
If someone has had this how did yours get that way?