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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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I was out flying my Raptor 50 yesterday practicing my new innovative technique called " Inverted flameout at 125 feet plus". I was inverted when the motor flamed out. The rotor head stopped instantly and the heli was falling inverted to the ground. I could only think what this thing was going to look like when I found it. I pulled the cyclic back and held it even though there was no rotor head movement. Unbelievably, the heli righted itself up again and it was falling like a rock to the ground. It fell behind a hill, and I could only hear it. "CRUNCH"!! Ouch!! Thats gonna leave a mark I went over to get it. It was like being on T.V. (OLN) after shooting a big buck!! Walking through the grass and spotting it helplessly immobile. With the blades pointing up, it looked like a two point buck in the grass. No blood It looked like a clean kill. I looked it over carefully, only broken landing gear. The tail was perfect and the canopy, the rotor head and blades. I couldn't believe my eyes. I put a new set of gear on, rechecked the links and connections, and flew it. I didn't even use the trim on the radio. I wouldn't want to play that game again Talk about being lucky
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