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07-19-2006 04:33 AM  14 years ago
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Kramer

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What swift parts to stock
I just got a wswift and my LHS wants to know what is breaking on the swift so when I have a mishap I don't have a long wait to get back in the air
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07-19-2006 06:00 AM  14 years ago
Pistol Pete

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Depends on your crash "experience"

Crash kit ($35) which saves a few bucks and includes:
520 blades;
Boom
Main shaft;
Flybar;
Feathering spindle...which are pretty darn sturdy and don't be surprised if you end up with spares after a few crash kits later.


I have done in landing struts, main grips, head block and also have bent a seesaw. If you crash tail first like in an auto gone really bad you first have the vertical fin then the tail blades and maybe tail gearbox and tail pitch slider.

I also have LOST a few parts such as push rods and ball link, bell mixer with bearings and even a vertical fin...just plain disappeared.

Other than that everything else is still original
~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~
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07-19-2006 11:52 AM  14 years ago
litespeed600

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What swift parts to stock

I just got a swift and my LHS wants to know what is breaking on the swift so when I have a mishap I don't have a long wait to get back in the air
Let's put it this way, Whatever part(s) they don't carry is the one you will need, Murphey's Law # 1. You have to be able to get all of them.

Tom
Married with 2 kids, I am no stranger to pain!
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07-22-2006 07:09 AM  14 years ago
rcmarty

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That little freekin seesaw shaft (cne518). I spent $140 on spare parts and that little $8 bugger has me grounded this weekend. I've ordered 2.

MArtin
What goes up will come down.... one way or another !
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10-04-2006 12:30 AM  14 years ago
aerton

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When I realise that the parts will cost me more than 100 with shipping I buy a new kit. God do I thank myself for that. After my first light crash I just bought the new kit and apart from the obvious parts that were bent/broken later on I found out that I need a bolt here and a nut there and up until this point i know that I have lots of spares, and I'll but the additional parts after my next crash, or even buy a kit. It seams too expensive, but you pay for the comfort of knowing that you have all the parts in case you need one tiny one that you apparently missed.

With my T-Rex 450, that's hanging on a tree now, I was buying parts in advance and I regret it because now I have a ton of parts and don't want a T-Rex. Now I just put aside in my mind the require amount and just wait for the next crash. I know I'll buy the parts/new kit and have it delivered in 2 days so, I have piece of mind and I spend less, think less what parts I need, and I care more of not crashing.

It's a great pleasure of knowing that you can just buy what you need later on.
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10-04-2006 07:33 AM  14 years ago
TomC

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I agree with Aerton, the best insurance on spares is a spare kit!

Because I like the Swift so much, and like to use it as a sacrificial lamb, trying new things on it before I try it on my Ion-x, I decided to go out and buy another Swift kit.

I've got enough gear to equip it, just needed another $79 Z-power R30 1100kv motor (which I just got from tppacks - basically the same as the new 600+). So, pretty soon, I'll be able to fly both of them all day, non-stop, not even having to wait for the motor to cool off. If and when one goes down, I'll order the spares then.

I know it's not the cheapest solution, but if your flying time is important enough to you, I think it's worth it.

Cheers,

Tom C
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