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10-11-2005 01:03 AM  12 years agoPost 1
shesha

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This is what happens when you push the limit, and do something stupid, I could not make out which direction it was heading, started to drop, and could not get it in the right direction to pull up.

Have to check the electronics and hope nothing is gone in there, especially the gyro, since this was a nose impact.

The RX battery split in half.....

Zero bubble....

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10-11-2005 01:10 AM  12 years agoPost 2
vortechZ230

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Looks like a new heli, because the muffler is not discolored, you really have to be careful with these things or you will pay $$$$, Anyhow, sorry for your loss, and I hope you can get it flying soon!!

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10-11-2005 01:15 AM  12 years agoPost 3
nojohnny101

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hey
awww that's not that bad.....


sry about that...hope you get her flying and up soon


Thanks
~Will~

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10-11-2005 02:00 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Caliber1

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Thanks for your honesty in sharing your experiences, both good and bad. Sorry to hear about your close encounter. If it were me, I would salvage what I could for spare parts for the future and start over with a new kit. Hopefully your electronics survived and have many more lives remaining.

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10-11-2005 02:01 AM  12 years agoPost 5
BARTGALAMBOS

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Man that sukz...
Hey Shesha,
Man I feel for ya. I crashed mine back on 7/28/05 and I decided to get another heli and put all my upgrades on it. It was easier and maybe cheaper. Hang in there man. Next time you fly you heart will race a little more and you be a little more hesitant. I'm just now getting back to lower inverted hover and I changed my radio setup so I wouldn't run out of headspeed and dual/triple rate again. I learned alot from my crash and I hope you do. That's about all you get out of a crash, a hard lesson....

Goodluck,

Bart

Precious Metal Investor!!!

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10-11-2005 02:57 AM  12 years agoPost 6
shesha

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Here is the update, yup heli going to be to expensive to repair, getting a new one.

Damage to the electronics are as follows:
Rx, Rx Battery, Gyro, 2 Servos, On and off switch

Heli damage as follows:
Tail Boom
Main Shaft
MR Spindle Shaft
Mr Complete rods
Heli shell left/right
Landing Gear
MR Blades
Support Tail boom
Servo Tray
Stabalizer Bar / Fly Bars left and right
Swash Plate

Here is an update:

1- A lesson learned from this crash, atleast wrap the electronics with something to absorb shocks.

2- Do not fly the next day, if you spent the entire night up working on your heli, just to see if your new adjustments are good or not. You will end up like me.

3- Do not take unecessary risks, you will pay the price.

4- If it flies well dont try to do more adjustments as a beginner, instead spend he time burning fuel as many of the RR members mention over and over again.

5- Keep the heli at a good height and a reasonable distant for you to judge which ever decision you want to take to make your next move, and not far enough for you that you cant clearly see which direction the heli is flying.

Lesson learned the hard way.

Zero bubble....

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10-11-2005 03:44 AM  12 years agoPost 7
TMoore

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Cookeville, TN

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"I know, I know, I should be practising instead of fiddling, but I need to know."

Practicing the basics is sometimes tougher to pull off than trying to bang the sticks and push the envelope.

In the beginning, getting stick time and burning fuel is the most important thing to do. You should have a small goal in mind for every flight. Sometimes that goal can take several flights to achieve.

TM

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10-11-2005 05:12 AM  12 years agoPost 8
wurthless

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Redding Ca.

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sorry about your wreck,,,that' s one reason to mount your gyro in the rear behind the MM

look here,,,here

QUICK! ,,,can someone turn the gravity off for just a second,,,,

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10-11-2005 05:28 AM  12 years agoPost 9
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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That's a nasty looking crash. Look at both side frames VERY closely for any cracks, and check the two motor mounts to make sure they didn't get bent. I've had a couple of really bad crashes with my Calibers over the past three years -- it's easy to overlook main frame damage and bent mounts.

If the motor was running when it went in, from the looks of it, it got a snoot full of dirt and sand. It would be prudent to disassemble the motor and flush it out, and check the innards for evidence of damage.

An air filter would have been a wise investment. I use a couple of layers of nylon stocking over the venturi, held on with a loop or two of button thread (wife's sewing supplies) and a dab of CA.

And you had just gotten the TR control cleaned up and working smoothly!

Hang in there, it does get easier. And next time you go for the gusto, make sure you are about ten mistakes high.

I was watching Todd Bennett and his 3D class at the Owatonna Rotary Ring Out this summer. One thing he had ALL his students do was to fly very very high. The Furies and Raptor 90s were very small way up there in the sky. But no one crashed. Start out high, get your confidence, then bring the maneuvers down.

Keep telling yourself that you're having fun.

Dave

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10-11-2005 05:30 AM  12 years agoPost 10
dkshema

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I assume that your freshly painted canopy is now a memory....

Dave

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10-11-2005 05:33 AM  12 years agoPost 11
bubba01

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NE Pennsylvania

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Now thats a tough crash...sorry about your luck. I can't believe you went in hard enough to destroy the servo tray and didn't break the main frames. On the up side....you can replace the stock skids with a low profile set and upgrade to stronger pushrods.

How is your canopy....I assume it has a bloody nose?


Cop: Sir, have you been drinking? Driver: Why? Is there a fat girl in my backseat?

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10-11-2005 12:15 PM  12 years agoPost 12
shesha

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Ahh the famous canopy, no I saved it, kept it aside until I am worthy enough to fly it with a nice paintjob.

I think if the canopy was on, the damage to the electronics would have been less, since looking at the canopy it looks like a good protection shell, well am in the process of building the second heli already. Should be up and about tommorrow.

The crashed heli has turned into a spare part bananza as opposed to repair.

Talk about an addiction to this hobby, once you start you cant stop.

Zero bubble....

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10-11-2005 12:40 PM  12 years agoPost 13
Caliber1

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Fort Worth, TX

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Flying with the canopy on
Hey Shesha, flying with the canopy on not only gives you a protective shell for impacts and dirt it also helps you with your orientation especially the further out you go...

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10-11-2005 05:40 PM  12 years agoPost 14
shesha

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Kuwait

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Important
Ehh just something interesting I found out while dismantling the crashed heli.

The Fuel line that sits inside the tank is completely eaten up, it practically disolved in my hands when applying pressure, I suggest for those of you who kept the stock fuel line in the fuel tank untouched since you bought the helicopter have it checked out, before your have a flame out.

Zero bubble....

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10-12-2005 02:33 AM  12 years agoPost 15
Caliber1

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that' s one reason to mount your gyro in the rear behind the MM
Do you have a photo that shows this setup? Thanks.

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10-12-2005 02:42 AM  12 years agoPost 16
Caliber1

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An air filter would have been a wise investment. I use a couple of layers of nylon stocking over the venturi, held on with a loop or two of button thread and a dab of CA
I was removing my OS32 from my Caliber tonight to do the very thing that Dave is mentioning. While looking inside my carburetor I noticed a small foreign object. Got out the ol' trusty tweesers to remove the object. Had a look under the 10x mag and discovered it was a bug! So, I am a believer in air filters for sure now. They protect the intake during operation, and in storage.

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10-12-2005 04:18 AM  12 years agoPost 17
wurthless

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Redding Ca.

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da bug would just make a little more oil in the mix


jgerdes2
i will get a pic when I get home,,,it is basicly just put on the tail boom clamp of the frame. I have done it a couple different ways . My first was to build up a platform using three layers of 3M double sided tape to get up above the little ridge in the clamp. Tha worked well, but someone sugested that too many layers of tape can cause a prob. I never had a prob but felt jenxed (sp) so the next one was a u shaped thin aluminum pice of channel held on with DS tape. It has'nt moved and works great so far

QUICK! ,,,can someone turn the gravity off for just a second,,,,

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10-15-2005 02:46 PM  12 years agoPost 18
shesha

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Kuwait

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It is funny how much you learn from building your second heli, after you crashed the first one, by the time you finish fine tunning the second heli you would say, how in the hell did that first heli fly without all the settings I have on this one.

This weekend I setup the second heli after my first heli crash, and boy was I way off the mark on the first one, in terms of engine tunning, pitch, throttle curves and MR rpm.

Hell I did not even know if the first heli had any MR tracking issues, the second one had it, and sorted it out with a little pitch rod adjusting.

The second heli flies like a dream, and here I thought I was all setup on the first one.

BTW that synchrometer really was a good investment even though second hand it was well worth the investment.

Zero bubble....

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