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01-11-2006 12:04 AM  13 years ago
Professor Fate

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"The past week was ruff on me, alot of crazy stuff going on around here lately....and my mind was'nt in it..
But I'll be there, I'm Just finishing up a new canopy with a new paint scheme on the X-Spec....."
You should try wearing a respirator while painting!
I know you can't drink your beer while wearing a respirator.
Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine
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01-11-2006 03:24 AM  13 years ago
tracker640

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One step at a time
Javier, easy on the canopy there. It's all I got. Na, As my flying progresses the assessorizing will progress too, Including the canopy. My theme song will be "step by step". Once you clear your schedule then I will get with you and get it all figured out.

VTC
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01-12-2006 01:11 AM  13 years ago
tracker640

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One more succesful flight under my belt.
I took the EVO 50 out earlier this afternoon to dust the comb webs off it. I flew 3 tanks and had to take it in because the wind got to be unbearable. Even in the wind though it felt pretty steady. It never seizes to amaze me. It is back in the hangar waiting for this weekend.

VTC
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01-12-2006 04:50 AM  13 years ago
Kokamo

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Looks like another satisfied Hirobo customer.

Good job man, three tanks today? Man I'm jealous! I had a whole day off and didn't get one single flight in. I had too much other stuff going on.

Keep dem cobbs off tha Evo!!

See you this weekend.....hopefully

Joe
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01-12-2006 07:17 AM  13 years ago
tracker640

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Joe,
I am very much satisfied with the Heli. Flying it is almost effortless. I still have some old tendancies from flying the concept which takes a little more effort to fly that I must rid myself of. Over all I must say that Today was a good day. Don't worry man you will get some flight time in hopefully this weekend if you get the canopy finished. If not, we will hook up later next week. As for the cobb webs I think they are all gone. If I had my way, I would have taken the Heli with me to MS. Weather was nice over there during the day. Mid 60's and 70's. Perfect.

See ya Sat.

VTC
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01-16-2006 07:30 PM  13 years ago
tracker640

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Evo went down
Well Saturday was not a good day. With about 1/8 of a tank of fuel left in the tank, I lost my tail rudder and guess what, the Evo went down. Yep, buried it in the dirt. Oh well, what can I do but rebuild it.

vtc
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01-16-2006 08:06 PM  13 years ago
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That really sucks about the Evo Vince'.

But the damage did'nt look too bad, You'll be back in the Air in No time!!
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01-17-2006 12:28 AM  13 years ago
Professor Fate

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Vince
Don't feel bad. I put mine in on the third gal. Throttle arm mount screw came loose! No throttle. No power. No fly for long.
Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine
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01-18-2006 03:31 AM  13 years ago
tracker640

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Big cheese, It does suck man, but I have put it all behind me. It happens to the best of us. I guess the saying is true. "It is not a matter of if, but when" when it comes to crashing. The initial cost for the main parts minus the blades ended up being $32.07. I went ahead and purchased the center hub and a linkage set too so the overall cost is $56.09. Not too bad. I can live with that.

Professor Fate,
I am convinced that this type of thing happens to us all. Considering I have crashed my other Heli too many times to count. It did not get me down too much. This too shall pass.

Vince'
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01-18-2006 04:36 AM  13 years ago
Kokamo

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Considering I have crashed my other Heli too many times to count it did not get me down too much.
Vince, I didn't get to see the crash, but when I got there, you looked as if nothing happened. You did a good job on keeping your composure and not looking like you dog just died. I think the "Raptor" thing that day made it a little better.

Did you rip out any servo gear sets on that crash?

Get that thing built! Lets go fly!

Later,

Joe
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01-18-2006 04:38 AM  13 years ago
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I went ahead and purchased the center hub and a linkage settoo so the overall cost is $56.09. Not too bad. I can live with that.
Not to bad , Thats one of the joy's of a .50......the crash costs are reasonable.
I guees the saying is true. "It is not a matter of if, but when" when it comes to crashing.
LOL...very true.

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01-18-2006 06:49 AM  13 years ago
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Brighter Days Ahead
Big Cheese,
This is True. I think I the crash cost is fairly reasonable on the 50. For a minute though I thought I was going to have to put the Concept up for sale on Ebay

Kokamo,
By the time you arrived, I was pretty much over the crash. I have learned that after something happens there is nothing you can do to change that, but you can learn from it and move on. I have experienced alot worse. <smile> Try putting a Street bike back together after a crash to the tune of about $3500. Now that will get you down. Riding your Raptor did brighten my spirits.

I checked all of the Servos functionally and they all appear to be ok. The true test will come when it is back in the air, Which should realistically be by this Sunday or early next week.
Now, the servo tray itself has to be replaced. The front plate where the mechanical tray attaches to it broke from the impact.

vtc.
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01-18-2006 02:53 PM  13 years ago
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You lucked out on your crash. My first EVO50 crashed was out of fuel and tried to auto. Not bad bent spindle. $5.00. Second crashed went in sideways including the main blade costed about $275. Last crashed dropped sideways like a rock. Cost would have been over $300 with the blades. I'd just brought a new one for about $100 more. EVO was only 8 months old. Now that hurts.

I know your bike was worst, but you lived to talk about it was the most important part.
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01-18-2006 03:23 PM  13 years ago
tracker640

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Wow
Wow BTDT
Sounds like you had a rash of bad luck. Like I have said, I guess you just have to find a lesson learned out of each crash, which only helps you to become a better pilot. Crashing is just part of it. It is guaranteed to happen. The only thig that sucks about mine is the Heil has only been flown for about 21/2 months and has only seen about 2 gallons of fuel. As for the bike I lived to talk about it and learned a big lesson from it. Stop riding like a maniac and never lose respect for something that generates over 130 HP at the rear wheel.

VTC
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01-18-2006 03:26 PM  13 years ago
tracker640

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Mechanical Failures
Professor Fate,
Looks like mechanical failures came to hunt us both. Even after thoroughly checking the heli over as I always do, It still reared its little head and bit me. Oh Well, Life goes on right?

vtc
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01-18-2006 04:31 PM  13 years ago
B.T.D.T.

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I got about 13 gal thru my. That was done early spring last year. I only flew a little during the summer. I gave up my bike a 1985 Honda VFR1000 just before I got marry in the early 90's. You have to respect the HP they give out now a days. Here in NY car drivers are crazy and don't care for bikers.

I nevered recover from my second crash and had very little stick time after that. Hopefully this will be a better year. Wait, I crashed aready this year, so hopefuylly from this day forward will be better.
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01-18-2006 05:08 PM  13 years ago
tracker640

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Simulator
B.T.D.T. ,
Take it slow and don't rush it. It will get easier for you. Do you own a simulator? If not I highly recommend it. It will definitely cut your learning curve significantly. It Helped me a great deal. Whenever I am not able to go out and fly, I put time in on the simulator to keep my skills from dimenishing. Let me know how it goes. Are you flying alone or do you have other pilots that you fly with? Hey, keep burning the fuel and let's keep the scrap rate to a minimum. Good Luck!!

OH, my main reason for selling my bike was because of the maniac drivers we have here in TX who obviously must hate bikers.

VTC
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01-18-2006 05:32 PM  13 years ago
B.T.D.T.

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Hi tracker640

I have the XTR sim. I just haven't use it that much. Now I'm going to try to use it more. (Pockets are getting shallow.) The settings are a little off and I need to learn how to adjust it.

I even got the XRB to play with in the house. I still crash that but it's much cheaper in parts. But they will add up if I keep crashing it.
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01-18-2006 05:45 PM  13 years ago
B.T.D.T.

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Hi tracker640,

FYI, I just saw the post on the main on SAB600 Blades for $64 at Rick's. They're pretty good blades. My last set of SAB600 was $80 plus tax & S/H for $93. This time I finally got a break.
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01-19-2006 05:20 AM  13 years ago
tracker640

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Use the Sim.
B.T.D.T.
Get your sim configured correctly and use it, use it, use it. It is much cheaper to hit the reset button than it is to keep putting your model back together after crashing it. Look through the Computers / simulator thread to see if you can find information on what heli in XTR flies similar to your heli. If not start one and see what kind of responses you get.

As for the blades, I am going to put the Maverikks back on for now. When I progress into 3D I will be running V blades. Thanks for the info though.

VTC.
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