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12-17-2003 02:51 AM  14 years agoPost 1
rcnuts

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The last time I took my X-Spec out it was pretty cold. During the first and second flight there were some sudden tail glitches. Inspection revealed the belt had gotten a tad lose, and I figured the boom had just slipped back. Once it wamed up back in the stable, everything got tight again. I guess the boom contracted more than I thought it would. This must have pulled back the boom braces, making them vunerable to side to side vibrations. (which were visable carrying it out while running) So whats the deal with cold weather flying? I guess you have to adjust the boom and tail brace at the field?

Hooligan, at large

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12-17-2003 03:21 AM  14 years agoPost 2
2down

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Had the same issue with my R50 last winter. everything ok durring preflight before leaving in the morning, second flight in 25 deg F. and the tail shot 90 deg to the right. landed as quick as I could but the belt had become loose enough to jump under one of the guide pullies and ate up the pully.
Moral of the story, let the helicopter aclimat to the cold before preflight.

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12-17-2003 06:52 AM  14 years agoPost 3
ThinAir

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gyros

Gyros also , well some of them, like the gy 401 have to get to the outside temp before they work 100%.

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