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02-09-2006 02:35 AM  12 years agoPost 1
CWOAV8R

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I am sure I already know the answer...

I got this Hawk second hand and after reading several posts about loctite on the T/R driveshaft set screws I decided I had better check them. When I pulled the horizontal stab off I found this.

Should I fly it? Should I try to push out the dent with a wood dowel? At 10 bucks I know it's better to just replace it... just wish I didn't have to. Every other time I order a tailboom from Century UPS manages to destroy it before it gets to my door.

Ed

I tried flying upside down once... but I couldn't take the blood rushing to my head.

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02-09-2006 02:45 AM  12 years agoPost 2
QuantumPSI

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Fly it man, it's probably fine. I doubt the shaft is rubbing up against the boom wall. Hell, I know I'd fly it.

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02-09-2006 02:58 AM  12 years agoPost 3
RobRoy

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I would fly it. Worst case if you are worried, drive a wood dowl rod down through it and push out the ding.

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02-09-2006 02:59 AM  12 years agoPost 4
spritefiend

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as long as its just a ding and the boom is true id fly it.

i have a small dent in a t-rex that came from a boom strike after a small crash. seems to fly fine.

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02-09-2006 03:32 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Aaron29

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Fly it.

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02-09-2006 04:17 AM  12 years agoPost 6
BC Don

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Like others said, if it is only dent then fly it. As long as it is pretty well straight still I wouldn't worry about a little dent, it won't affect the internal drive system.

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02-09-2006 04:25 AM  12 years agoPost 7
FlynHeli

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use a socket to take out the dent


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02-09-2006 04:30 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Salty

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I've flown worse than that... as long as the boom is true and its not in conflict with the drive shaft I'd fly it till it crashed!

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02-09-2006 04:43 AM  12 years agoPost 9
CWOAV8R

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Ok, Ok... I guess I'm just paranoid. I feel better about it I guess. Forgot about the socket trick, I'll bang it out tomorrow.

Whoops... Psyco used the "C" word...

I need to set up a new tailbom with a torque tube in it anyway and I'll have that ready for after the next boom strike.

Thanks guys,

Ed

I tried flying upside down once... but I couldn't take the blood rushing to my head.

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02-09-2006 05:45 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Tailspinner

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I've fixed and flown with worse. Just drive a socket or wood dowel through the tube to press out the dent.

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02-09-2006 02:05 PM  12 years agoPost 11
PaulJC

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I'd fly it

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02-09-2006 02:29 PM  12 years agoPost 12
Yug

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Yes, provided the boom is dead streight.

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02-09-2006 03:54 PM  12 years agoPost 13
CWOAV8R

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Yep it's straight, I checked it with my laser level.

Ed

I tried flying upside down once... but I couldn't take the blood rushing to my head.

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02-09-2006 06:29 PM  12 years agoPost 14
falcon

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Tailspinner good idea. i would fly it anyway.

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02-09-2006 08:11 PM  12 years agoPost 15
Laurens

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I'd fly it.... in fact, my tailboom has a dent too

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02-09-2006 10:48 PM  12 years agoPost 16
webbhost

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i got a new tailboom with a dent twice as big as that (well it was second hand) - belt doesnt touch it so i see no harm in using it. It will be fine.

meh

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02-09-2006 11:21 PM  12 years agoPost 17
SkateFreak

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Hehe, is that all u got

To be fair as long as it's structural integrity isnt compromised, its true and it dosnt interfere with the belt/torque, then its fine

-Jvr

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02-09-2006 11:29 PM  12 years agoPost 18
Naomi

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If it looks like this

or like this

I won't recommend fly it as is.

From this thread.. http://runryder.com/t208980p1/

Naomi

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02-10-2006 12:16 AM  12 years agoPost 19
zoom boy

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What are you on about, they are fine

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02-10-2006 12:22 AM  12 years agoPost 20
SkateFreak

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they'v jst got.. character

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