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04-09-2011 06:30 PM  6 years agoPost 1
"Cam"

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..And it still gets broked!

With the sudden improvement in the weather I managed to do two batteries last weekend and three today!

Doing all my checks before and after each flight...

And towards the end of my third flight today she starts spinning round on her own!

So I hit hold, turning the motor off and settled down in the (very) long grass just beyond the strip.

Now when I got the heli back on the strip there was this terrible buzzing noise so my immediate thoughts were the tail servo had blown, but on touching the tail pushrod the buzzing stopped and I found the servo still working just fine. A slight touch of the tail stick and the rod would start buzzing again in resonance.

The metal doofer at the tail fan end had only snapped-off!

It's a brittle-type break and also very clean. It borked right at the end of the locknut by the metal adaptor whatsit. I'm hoping I can get the dead thread out and go flying again on Sunday!

Not sure if the tail shaft is bent even thogh it looks fine or the tail assy out of balance or just general vibes?

It's been flying for two years without a failure so I guess it was overdue!

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04-09-2011 07:51 PM  6 years agoPost 2
TheWoodCrafter

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Are you sure it wasn't damaged from a previous crash and just now let go?

Have you ever had to straighten it at that spot after a hard landing?

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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04-10-2011 09:42 AM  6 years agoPost 3
"Cam"

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No never had to straighten it. It's had one bad auto but that landed alright and I wacked the tail fin on the bedroom wall a few weeks ago but I don't see how that could have done it.

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04-10-2011 10:19 AM  6 years agoPost 4
Heliguychris

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Good save Cam, when the tail goes, its always a bit hairy.

Glad to see you got it back bro.

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04-10-2011 11:53 AM  6 years agoPost 5
HeliRush27

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Could have just been a flawed part that finally decided to let go.

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04-10-2011 12:59 PM  6 years agoPost 6
helismash

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Bummer, great save though!

Hey, Who put the ground there!
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04-11-2011 03:12 AM  6 years agoPost 7
ThumbBumper

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Hey Cam,

When you assembled the linkage, was the link difficult to put on the rod, or did it feel like the treads may have bottomed out in the link?

Your first photo looks like the metal was twisted from excessive torque. Metal stressed like that can fracture at any time without warning.

At least you were able to save it and not have to carry it home in a basket!

Good save!

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04-11-2011 06:03 AM  6 years agoPost 8
David Blain

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+1 for ThumbBumper's response...

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