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04-24-2002 10:21 AM  15 years agoPost 1
Manuelbar

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I was hovering my scedau last night when suddenly I heard a wild noise. After reducing the throttle and had a closer inspection, I noticed that the mixing arms had broken, but the weird thing, is that after taking them off, they broke in the same place and in the same manner, as if they were pre-cut. The controls from the mixing arms to the blades were gone.

Next thing I notice is that the blades are missing the plastic covering, but just at the tips. ( About 2 inches, showing the wood underneath) The tips did not touch the ground or anything and do not show any signs of hitting anything. I was wondering that if the mixing arms broke in the same place, and in the same way (It seems like if they came both out of the same mould), they must have been a bad batch.

Do you guys thing I should ask on a warranty on them, as well as on the blades? The blades are perfect, no minimal signs of harm, just the plastic disappeared from the tips, 2 inches down the rotor way.

Has this happened to anybody before?

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04-24-2002 11:43 AM  15 years agoPost 2
av8er

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but the weird thing, is that after taking them off, they broke in the same place and in the same manner, as if they were pre-cut.
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so............how does your wife feel about your helicopter?? LOL

I'm really not sure about the blades, you could just put a layer of fuel proof paint, ca, or epoxy over exposed wood. Rebalance when dry. Have u crashed or had a "rough" landing? That may have been enough to crack the arms, if not maybe defective and they would replace them (I think they are pretty cheap). (would a preflight have caught this?-one of the steps to a thorough preflight is to load the blades a little each way).....good luck

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04-24-2002 11:48 AM  15 years agoPost 3
Manuelbar

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TO av8er

av8er:

I don´t know, why dont you ask YOUR wife how she feels about my blades! LOL

Thanks for the rest of the advice.


Manuel

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04-24-2002 11:52 AM  15 years agoPost 4
ogl

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Where

Manuel,where do you fly?

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04-24-2002 11:59 AM  15 years agoPost 5
Manuelbar

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To OGL:

Ogl:

I fly in Las Rozas. Where do you fly?

Hablas español?

Manuel

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04-24-2002 01:08 PM  15 years agoPost 6
Doug

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I wonder if the blade covering caused the blades to flutter, breaking the mixing arms. Had you ever done anything to the blades, (tape, or handle, carry them in a way that would "mar" the covering)? Maybe they were damaged in the same place (in the box).

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04-24-2002 08:42 PM  15 years agoPost 7
av8er

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maybe i didn't say that right.....I was joking that she sabotaged it (some of them may get a little jealous of the time/money we may spend with/on the helicopters instead of them.......) No offense intended

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04-25-2002 01:39 AM  15 years agoPost 8
fly

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The only times I have lost blade covering on the tips was due to overspeeding the head. Perhaps overspeeding damaged your mixing arms as well? Just something to think about
Barry

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