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HomeAircraftHelicopterCrashed? Discussion and Photos › yes or no, do crashes SUCK?
02-11-2006 11:18 PM  12 years agoPost 21
rcheliheaddaz

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Sth Wales / UK

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The only crashes of mine that have SUCKED have been the ones that I aint caught on film. For some reason I seem to be able to get over them quicker if I can watch them over and over, Weird? Yep.
But true.
I seem to go from disapointed to enjoying them at a silly fast rate if I can watch them again. You don't seem to take the crash in as much when its happening as you do when watching it on film.
Anyway thats my thoughts.

Keep it and rotate

Regards Dazza,;

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02-14-2006 01:36 AM  12 years agoPost 22
halifax

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Northeast

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I try to take it really easy in my training. I set up the imaginary flying box, about 5' x 5', in half of my garage and religiously hold to the boundaries. I found out that once I had tail-in hovering down in my garage space, going outside was like a whole new world.

I learned a lot of discipline in that 5' square ... I very much want to avoid crashes as I'm still a novice in the repair/tweak realm. Have yet to meet someone who can guide me in the mechanic part of the hobby ... In ham radio, we call such fellows "elmers" ... I could sure use a heli elmer! The LHS' mechanic ain't much interested in taking the time to show a newbie the ropes, even tho I offered to pay a couple hours of shop rate for the chance.

If only someone would write a comprehensive guide to electric helis...

Thanks for the stories! -- halifax

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02-17-2006 10:37 PM  12 years agoPost 23
RC for life

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Spangdahlem, Germany

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Heck yeah crashes suck. I am living over sea's right now and I have to order parts there is nothing worse than waiting on the mailman to deliver parts so that you can fix your heli to get it back in the air again.

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02-17-2006 11:48 PM  12 years agoPost 24
playfair

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Rochester, NY

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I don't mind crashing if it's well deserved, and I do the best flying when I'm "due" for one. Whether it's mechanical or thumbs, the fear ruins the fun...

I made a ton of 3D progress last year, and as such, only 2.87% of my flights ended up in crashes. But then November hit, and I don't know if it was pushing to fly before winter or what, but in 30 days I put 7 helis in (the worse was a failed reciever battery, with no anti-funkey chicken blanket in sight). Two in a weekend REALLY sucks!

So my total crash ratio ended up at 3.62%, which meant 27 "less then perfect" landings out of my 747 flights! Oh, and half were from autos!


The sky is our canvas

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02-18-2006 05:35 AM  12 years agoPost 25
sunfm

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Chemainus BC Canada

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crashing cost $$ so they do suck if ur on a budget
LOL

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03-01-2006 09:58 AM  12 years agoPost 26
Kiwi Wanabe

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Golden Bay,New Zealand

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Yeah they do suck especially if money is tight,I do laugh about it though afterwards if it was my fault and not the helis

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03-09-2006 06:48 AM  12 years agoPost 27
JR-ric

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newport news VA

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YES THEY FREAK N DO!!!

Ricardo Maldonado
Team Curtis Youngblood Enterprise

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03-10-2006 02:39 PM  12 years agoPost 28
sam tse

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kensington, london UK

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crashes only really suck when u dont know why it crashed!

if u know why it crashed, then u know it shouldnt happen again.

l8rs all

kasama team pilot
alignuk
thunder power
west london models
robotbirds

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03-10-2006 02:42 PM  12 years agoPost 29
shuttlepilot

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Mullins, South Carolina

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Any crash I have has a level of "suckiness" to it...no matter what. It probably wouldn't be so bad if I had at least one other nitro bird for backup.

Gas is Great
Camper Fuel is Better!!
QWW Helis

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03-10-2006 06:28 PM  12 years agoPost 30
Shortman

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Portland, Oregon

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I had my first crash yesterday, a blade stopping, ending in blade folding autorotation. It sucked, but the damage surprizingly was very minimal for what I was expecting. In reality, it only will take me about 2 hours total from stripping it down to rebuilding it to get it back in the air. I have to say, in this case, I love crashing helicopters a lot more then my airplanes. You just order up the parts you need, take out the broken stuff, and boom, your off.

Team JR
Team ThunderPower RC
Boca Bearings

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03-10-2006 06:46 PM  12 years agoPost 31
SolarXtreme

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Arroyo Grande, CA

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A crash every once in awhile isn't bad. It's when you have a RASH of crashes that sucks. Two years ago I had a bad rash of crashes due to various mechanical failures. All of the crashes were minor (inverted landings, tipovers) and the money was a non issue. The big problem is TIME. Time to rebuild and setup and get everything flying just right again can take weeks, even months...


In 4 years of flying helis I have crashed probably 2 dozen times. Only 4 of the crashes have been from dumb thumbs.
.

I picked a hell of a day to quit drinking

Avant EFX
Freya EVO

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