| Donald D.|
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I was flying my Falcon 50 a few nights back practicing inverted flight. On the fifth flight, I rolled to inverted and the engine quit. [Fuel line pulled off the carb fitting]. In a desperate move I flipped back to right side up and tried to auto, but must have burned off the rotor speed because I hit the ground on the skids but pretty hard. I was amazed to see the Hurricane blades were not damaged. After looking them over with a magnifying glass, I can't even find a scratch on them. What should I be looking for on these blades as a sign of damage? I landed squarely on the skids, and the tail boom bent down, so the blades did not strike the boom. The main and feathering shafts are bent, but only slightly. The lower frame and skids are damaged, but the upper half of the frame is O.K. I have only run woodies up to this year, and am wondering if I am missing something or can I use these blades again?