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HelicopterOff Topics › be careful out there people, know what you are​getting into when buying used
10-02-2016 03:31 AM  13 months agoPost 1
Gearhead

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engine runs well and is in great condition
https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t807367p1/

Jim
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10-02-2016 03:37 PM  13 months agoPost 2
Brokenlink

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Tell me about it.This was supposed to be ready to fly.

Jamie Griffith

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10-02-2016 04:54 PM  13 months agoPost 3
xcellgasman101

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Wow that's a lot of damage to the piston lol!! XGM/VGM

John Crotts
www.soonerhelicamproductions.com

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10-02-2016 06:58 PM  13 months agoPost 4
RM3

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must have used "after run sand".

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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10-02-2016 07:24 PM  13 months agoPost 5
Gearhead

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but, the liner is in great shape

Jim
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10-02-2016 09:49 PM  13 months agoPost 6
don s

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Chesapeake, VA

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New category: RTFO, ready to fly once.

E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.

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10-02-2016 10:30 PM  13 months agoPost 7
Brokenlink

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You couldn't even fly what I got even once.I have it back together now,waiting for pitch links to come in.

Jamie Griffith

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10-03-2016 12:42 AM  13 months agoPost 8
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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"Slight scarring".

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Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

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10-04-2016 02:28 PM  13 months agoPost 9
RappyTappy

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North Denver,​Colorado

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Im pretty much done buying used unless its tools or the like. Last few airframes I bought, every single one of them had some kind of issue not disclosed.

One of them, some of the metal parts had been dented in illogical ways. The main frame had been modified in a way that could best be described as a hack job. Ball links were all mangled by ham handed ball link plier techniques.

Another one had a expensive part sieze that was ruined when trying to remove.

One had a hidden danger. I tore it down and rebuilt it all up and was going to maiden but decided I wanted to change my esc setting. So I unplugged the esc extension wire and one of the wires just came out of the connector. I found that the connector was home made and the guy used PLIERS! on all of the crimp connections and I mean a real hack job at that! I have a pair of $10 crimpers that work perfectly so its not like its anything near expensive to get to do a proper job.

The worst is when they "threw in" batteries to sweeten the deal, they were complete junk batteries!

Heck, with the sales going on nowadays, I figure why bother anymore, seems few people can build a heli to my standards of airworthiness.

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10-04-2016 04:43 PM  13 months agoPost 10
Jgatorman

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Birmingham, AL

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You have to be kidding, you bought a used helicopter with purple "Bling" and expected it to not be jacked up LMAO!

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10-04-2016 05:17 PM  13 months agoPost 11
DCORSAIR

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Selma, Calif.

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Know how you feel, my problem has been lipo batteries. I have bought several lipo batteries from different people and the first thing I ask is, is the battery puffed at all and does it have low cycles. When the battery arrives guess what, slightly puffed or worn out. Now I blame this on myself as well, why buy a used lipo and take a chance?? Last one I bought was supposed to be in good shape, when it arrived it was puffed enough that it wouldn't fit right in my project I was working on. So if you do buy a used lipo, get some good pics of all the sides.....

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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