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10-16-2005 09:59 PM  12 years agoPost 1
vigor10

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Had my first crash today, a newbie turned on his transmitter before checking the board. I dont feel to bad since he offered to pay for the damage. The heli held of great, the most expensive parts were the FRP canopy and the mavrikk blades, all the other damaged parts were under 20.00 each , but the total was 326.00

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10-16-2005 10:08 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Obiwan

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Sorry to hear that,

I guess the worst part is having to order overseas

Cheers,
Forrest G.

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FORMERLY KNOWN AS ForrestGump

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10-17-2005 10:41 AM  12 years agoPost 3
vigor10

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Airskipper 50
That is true, having to wait on the parts from overseas, but I wont be down long.

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10-17-2005 12:35 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Kenna

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Sorry to hear, good that the newbie didn't just ran away thou, isn't the canopy fixable with a little frp-"net"? and epoxi... I had a bad auto ending in a field and fixed the canopy that way, ok isn't as new but close enough

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10-17-2005 01:18 PM  12 years agoPost 5
vigor10

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Yes the canopy is fixable so im keeping it for a spare. My heli didnt have a scratch on it until this happened. Just one of those not so good things about flying at a renegade field.

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10-17-2005 01:43 PM  12 years agoPost 6
vigor10

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Also, when I ordered my parts I noticed that FRP canopy was listed for the AS 30, but the part number was the same as the AS 50, so I assume that the canopy fits both.

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10-18-2005 11:07 AM  12 years agoPost 7
cmsilvoy

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Where did you order your parts from?
Can you post a list of parts that you ordered to start a "typical" crash list?
Thanks.

Sorry about the crash.

Chris

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10-18-2005 11:14 AM  12 years agoPost 8
vigor10

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I got the parts from hobbynet Japan, they have an online list of airskipper parts. The only one they didnt stock was the canopy, so I ordered it from Midland Helicopters in the UK. Take a look at the Hobbynet site, its pretty good.
https://www2.hobbynet-jp.com/overseas/index.shtmlbynet

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10-18-2005 12:01 PM  12 years agoPost 9
vigor10

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https://www2.hobbynet-jp.com/overseas/index.shtml

Try this link instead.

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10-18-2005 01:31 PM  12 years agoPost 10
vigor10

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Could one of you more experienced guys give this guy below some good advice?


Airskipper 50
Hi vigor10,


Sorry to hear about your crash. It's seams a little expensive too, but as a European, I'used to those prices . Despite of the price, I'm interesting in this machine, because I looking for a candidate in the .50 category. Until now, I was praticing soft 3d with a Caliber 30 and now that it is sold, I'd like to keep on working towards hard 3d. Is the Airskipper 50 a good candidate like R50 would be?
I'm hesitating between an Evo50, the coming Caliber 5 and the Airskipper 50 (I'm drawing aside the R50, because it's too common in our countries). What do you think honestly about it for soft and hard 3d? Is it comparable to another good heli of size .50?


Have a nice evening

Alex S.

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10-24-2005 02:39 PM  12 years agoPost 11
vigor10

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Dealing with Cyberheli was better,my parts are on the way. I wasted a week trying to communicate with Hobbynet Japan, so I ended up cancelling the order with Hobbynet.

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10-24-2005 03:34 PM  12 years agoPost 12
nivlek

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Sorry to hear about the crash , but your experience fails to suprise me .
Here is a post I made on the subject of frequency issues that I've experienced this year .

http://www.runryder.com/t200611p1/?...equency+control

As soon as high spec spread spectrum systems are available , and I can buy a JR one , that's the way forward for me .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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11-15-2005 10:41 PM  12 years agoPost 13
9387ASH

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FYI, I should be making a start on the AS50 English manual tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully it will be available as a download by end of week.


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11-16-2005 12:42 AM  12 years agoPost 14
vigor10

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Airskipper 50 Manual
That would be great, I could sure use one.

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11-18-2005 05:15 PM  12 years agoPost 15
9387ASH

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Okay.... Here is the link to the Airskipper 50 Assembly instructions ( Part 1).

http://www.macgregor.co.uk/helicopters/skipper50.htm

I have not included the Parts List yet. I wanted to get this up ASAP and have ran out of time. I will do the Parts List on Monday and get that up soonest.

Again, its a bit on the large side ( 11MB ) but I will try to reduce it over the weekend and repost it.


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11-18-2005 08:26 PM  12 years agoPost 16
aerodynamic18

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will the parts list have an exploded diagram in it as i find these more useful sometimes.(if not could u do one)

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11-18-2005 09:20 PM  12 years agoPost 17
cmsilvoy

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Downloading the manual now
Thank you.
I had no problem building the AIrskipper, but then I have built MANY JR helicopters and the basics are the same.
I just ordered and received (in 3 days no less!!!!!!!) a stock of Airskipper Main masts and spindles from Japan.
I also got the lightened K&S crossmember set.
SO, tonight I will tear the Airskipper down and use the manual to rebuild, checking the steps to see if I did an adequate job.
In the meantime, anybody in the US that has an Airskipper and needs a main mast or spindle, you can pm me.
Horizon will not support you, but I will
I can also help you cross parts list with other JR helis for an easier time supporting a "foreign" helicopter.

Chris

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11-18-2005 11:05 PM  12 years agoPost 18
9387ASH

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Aero,

I already have the exploded view up on the website. Its been there for some time !!

http://www.macgregor.co.uk/diags/Ai...er 50/index.htm

Its is purely an exploded view as the original document I converted had the Japanese parts list.

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11-19-2005 12:03 AM  12 years agoPost 19
aerodynamic18

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great thanks

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11-22-2005 10:52 PM  12 years agoPost 20
9387ASH

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Sorry Guys, its taking me a bit longer to squeeze time in to scan the parts list. With luck (and no servicing) I'll finish it tomorrow......

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