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06-01-2004 07:15 PM  13 years agoPost 161
archangel

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Pasadena, CA - USA

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Fuel Starvation

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06-01-2004 07:16 PM  13 years agoPost 162
duraace9sp

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los angeles area

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crash???? me???

well----am a beginer----and havent had a full blown crash yet. but yesterday coming for nose in landing too hot and when pulled up hit tail blades----broke 1/2" off the ends (carbon) but it still flew ok.
cause---
100% helicopters fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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06-01-2004 07:44 PM  13 years agoPost 163
heligoole

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yorkshire,uk

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loss of orientation made worse by dumb thumb.165quid

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06-01-2004 10:00 PM  13 years agoPost 164
flmgrip

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irvine, CA, United States

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faulty switch

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06-01-2004 10:19 PM  13 years agoPost 165
rotormouth

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Irvine, California

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Two flame-outs. One inverted and too low to flip over... The other too far away to judge altitude for a successful autorotation. Both were probably less than 100 USD combined.

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06-01-2004 10:45 PM  13 years agoPost 166
Fullagas

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Michigan

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Dead battery. Trusted a Voltwatch.

I use the Futaba BR 2000 battery checker now, after a $200 repair.


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Flying helis since gyros had springs.

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06-01-2004 10:56 PM  13 years agoPost 167
Rotor

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Springfield, MO USA

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being stupid!!!

My motto is this..Fly...Rebuild...Fly

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06-01-2004 11:00 PM  13 years agoPost 168
Fullagas

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Michigan

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"Rogue servo bent on world domination."


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Flying helis since gyros had springs.

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06-01-2004 11:04 PM  13 years agoPost 169
Buzzin Brian

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College Station, Texas

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Dumb thumbs! Me all the way!

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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06-02-2004 04:19 PM  13 years agoPost 170
wjvail

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Meridian, Mississippi

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Tail boom backed out of my X-Cell Tempest 3D enough to loose tail drive. Wild auto into a bush for virtually no damage (flybar)! Blades, boom, fins, canopy, tail etc. all OK. Is this a crash?

Bill

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06-02-2004 05:54 PM  13 years agoPost 171
Clayman

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Richer, Manitoba, Canada

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Don't know how to fly yet! LOL

If U Don't Fly U Don't Try

Trex 600 Pro OS50 Hyper

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06-07-2004 01:22 PM  13 years agoPost 172
armageddon

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N. Y.

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My friend got really lucky this weekend with his vario trainer.
He was at the end of a loop when the engine quit on him.
It took him a while for it to sink in that the engine was dead..
he practiced autorotation but when the time comes it grabs
us by surprise which is not something you practiced..

.. well he got his composure back, but the time it took for that to
occur was enough time for the mains to loose all rpm.. luckly he
was very high.. He began descending with maximum negative
and his rpm went up drastically.. he waited until he was close and
gave it pos and had a beautiful, safe, no $$ landing...

NICE

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WHAT SIGNATURE?

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06-07-2004 03:29 PM  13 years agoPost 173
jdowns

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San Diego, CA

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Trying an auto from just the wrong altitude... a.k.a. pilot error.

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06-07-2004 06:03 PM  13 years agoPost 174
invrtd

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Victorville CA

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Servo gears stripped in flight on a JR 8231 high torque digital doing tic-tocs.

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06-07-2004 06:29 PM  13 years agoPost 175
Rotor

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Springfield, MO USA

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Faulty Pilot!!

My motto is this..Fly...Rebuild...Fly

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06-08-2004 04:45 AM  13 years agoPost 176
Jorjo

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Belfast NI

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Naffed The piccolo Fun (again).

Dunno how exactly. It's bizzare but I can manage to transfer what i'm learning on the sim to the starlet 50 with no problem, Yet the picollo fun is a whole diffrent ball of wax, Its so damn twitchy, maybe its a fixed pitch thing, Ive no clue, but Its a total 8ast@rd to control. either its crash on take off, or it's keep climbing till I can think fast enough to correct orentation, Yet with the 50 its easy by comparison to lift off to a hover.

The plan was/is, Practice on the sim, test the experience/ orentation on the piccollo for cheap rebuild reasons then the starlet 50 when Im confident that i'm making progress. As things stand at the moment I'm starting to suspect that having the "picollo fun" in the process is actually doing me no favors for confidence building since it seems to bite the dust for no better reason than a spider farting within 300 yards of it.

I'd appreciate any heads up on this, I'm still flying the picollo with the poxy gws it came with, but have been wondering if it would be a better idea to set it up as a second profile on the 662 that I fly (read hover) the starlet with, at least that way I'd have the benifit of having "The Feel" of the transmitter in common for both.

Is it possible that besides being fixed pitch, the cheapo piccollo fun is also harder to fly through lack of weight and inerta? As things stand, I'm thinking if I'm crashing the piccollo frequently then its a crash that the 50 didnt get, but if there is as I suspect a steaper leaning curve for the fixed pitch piccollo, I think I'd possably have more confidence in trying things out on the 50.
Anyways, a few thoughts on this from the older and wiser on here would be appreciated.

Jorjo.

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06-08-2004 08:28 PM  13 years agoPost 177
heligoole

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hey jorjo,your right about piccollo being harder,i can do loads more things on my caliber30 than on the piccollo which incidently ive had for 2 years whereas the caliber ive had 14 months!!!!lots more stability the larger/heavier the bird...i did however learn to hover on the piccollo which made flying the glow heli that much more easier..ive only crashed once on caliber two weeks ago and im in the process of rebuilding but need one more bit.My advice is go GLOW....

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06-09-2004 02:12 PM  13 years agoPost 178
Jorjo

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Belfast NI

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Cheers for the confirmation heligoole.

I kinda hoped that would be the way of it. It also means that practice on the piccillo is worthwhile, I wasnt sure if it was my Imagination that the startlet is easy to fly by comparison, unfortunatly Im still at the nervous hover stage on the 50, with the piccillo, its kinda launch and it does its own thing while I battle to gain control before gravity grabs it

The piccilo I can afford to fix, and I even half master that twitchy begger, the Starlet will be a pussycat from the experience.

Cheers you have made my day !

I should drop out of this thread now since the piccillo fun is a crash two flights out of three,

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06-09-2004 02:33 PM  13 years agoPost 179
manzer74

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Marlboro, NY

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was about 15 feet up, poor attempt to do inverted climb out in normal mode......DOH !!!

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Make sure you get all the pieces...

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06-09-2004 02:39 PM  13 years agoPost 180
duraace9sp

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los angeles area

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last crash----

lol---too low and moved stick right---shoulda ben left
boom frame blades spindle main etc.....oh and canopy windshield

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