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HomeAircraftHelicopterCrashed? Discussion and Photos › yes or no, do crashes SUCK?
02-07-2006 06:25 AM  12 years agoPost 1
mhale71

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yes, although half of you seem to make fun of them


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02-07-2006 06:51 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Salty

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Naw the only ones that suck are the ones you dont learn anything from....

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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02-07-2006 07:08 AM  12 years agoPost 3
rcadd1ct

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I would rather be crashing than working.

-RCA .......... Making Cuisinarts Fly!!!!!!!

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02-07-2006 08:22 AM  12 years agoPost 4
wrobijns

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Of course they SUCK !!!!
- They put your learning curve back for a few months.
- Cost a lot of money you could have spend on gadgets and upgrades.
- They f-up your nicest freshly painted canopy.

Walter Robijns, 3D rules !!!

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02-07-2006 02:03 PM  12 years agoPost 5
w8qz

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Grand Rapids, MI - USA

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They SUCK up money!

"The helicopter is much easier to design than the aeroplane, but is worthless when done."

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02-07-2006 02:39 PM  12 years agoPost 6
da_man

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Central NC

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They don't suck if they are spectacular.

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02-07-2006 04:58 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Salty

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They put your learning curve back for a few months.
only if you let it, in the beginning yeah it put my learning curve back, now, its just another experience to chalk up, fix and repeat...the majority of the time I'm fixed within the hour and back doing what I was doing....its all in your head. The problem is that many are afraid of crashing. Once you get past the fear you'll actually have less incidents and more fun, and if you do have one well chalk it up and get back out there.

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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02-07-2006 05:29 PM  12 years agoPost 8
RobRoy

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Huntsville, Alabama

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Crashes are awsome! Unless it's yours, then it's not awsome until a few weeks later and your back in the air. Love to see a good crash though.


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02-07-2006 11:07 PM  12 years agoPost 9
webbhost

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i crashed mine on sunday, and i was lovin it

meh

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02-07-2006 11:09 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Shun

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Houston, Tx

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My first attempt at going inverted ended in a crash, was the best crash I ever had...helped me get past the crashing wimper's and now I push myself harder...umm I like the rush right before u hit the ground!

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02-07-2006 11:16 PM  12 years agoPost 11
SkateFreak

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Cambs UK

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I crash to much,
Crashed 2 days ago, wrote off my R30v2...
Had an old R30v1 kitted up 3 hours later... didnt have the heart to fly tho...


Sucked majorly tho because it wasnt my fault.. my Gy401 decided my heli deserved to die lol...

Oh well, better than loosing the R50/hyper *sighs*

-Jvr

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02-07-2006 11:24 PM  12 years agoPost 12
pcliftonjr

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Phoenix, AZ

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Yep...they suck. But it's part of the deal, you learn from them and move on.

Paul

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02-08-2006 01:44 AM  12 years agoPost 13
steve kra

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palatine illinois

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my last 3 crashes were do to not better maintance. or not looking heli over better once in a while. please let my next crash be do to trying something new.

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02-08-2006 03:04 AM  12 years agoPost 14
soupisgoodfood

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New Zealand

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I haven't flowen for 3 weeks because I'm waiting on parts. Does that sound like fun?

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02-08-2006 06:17 AM  12 years agoPost 15
Salty

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that why I order two to three of everything I break, so the next time you dont have to wait!

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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02-08-2006 06:26 AM  12 years agoPost 16
mhale71

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sydney

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yer! i want to get into that, buy a new part evey week so eventually you have enough to rebuild after a crash god forbid...

however you always wanna just spend it on upgrades / new toys

crashes really suck, they are cool to look at, but they hurt your wallet and set you back a fair bit, but im used to not flying over long periods

i had a crash AGES ago that really sucked at the time, but now i jsut think back and laugh at it, crashes suck when theyre happening, but once weve all moved on theyre just kind of a memory... on video


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02-09-2006 04:03 AM  12 years agoPost 17
halifax

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Does everyone crash? Is this my inevitable fate??? Even if I continue to be methodical and cautious?

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02-09-2006 04:59 AM  12 years agoPost 18
pcliftonjr

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Phoenix, AZ

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Does everyone crash?
Pretty much...the goal is to get past worrying about it.

Paul

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02-09-2006 07:50 AM  12 years agoPost 19
Krypty

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South Africa, Vaal Triangle

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The first time I crashed one of the other guys stucked a beer
in my hand and just smiled...

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02-09-2006 02:49 PM  12 years agoPost 20
tchavei

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Portugal

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Everybody crashes sooner or later. You pretty much can avoid dumb thumbs if you KNOW your limits and take little baby steps (up high). The worst thing is to fly among a bunch of 3D guys... you will crash trying to speed up your learning curve and try to match them.

On the other hand you can keep crashes low but take ALOT more time to reach a certain level.

I started in May 2005. I hovered for about 4 months on a Freya (I fly once a week - 5/6 tanks) then proceeded slowly into forward flight and figure 8's with my evo 50. Right now I'm at loops, rolls, piros, backflips, stationary rolls and autos. Still have to work on forward tumbles though and my crash index is 0

Well to be honest it isn't 0... I crashed a X3D into my dinner table and broke the blades once... not sure if that counts though... those micros are sick to fly.

In the mechanical area I have been very lucky. Mechanical failures will make you crash even if you take it slow. I was saved 4 times until now (I have to start playing in the lotery ):

1. G3 Reciever failure on the bench... it just died. Imagine that in mid air

2. Collective Servo (brand new 9252) failure 2 inches above ground during takeoff... bird just fell to the ground - no damage. 5 seconds later and I would have destroyed the bird

3. Cyclic aileron control rod broke off during flight (thank God for push pull). Actually the 2mm screw in the servo arm broke in half during some stationary rolls.

4. Right after no.3 I broke the screw of the elevator control linkage (once again thank God to push pull) during backflips.

Since the lastest two events I check cyclic and collective throw religiously and take of the canopy between flights to check for damage.

Tony


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