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11-25-2006 07:17 PM  11 years agoPost 1
Dood

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Wescanson

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Crashed today, makes my second crash. However the least severe.

I'm flying a Rappy30 with woodies. I decided I was going to practice some loops and rolls.
My first loop (my first ever) went pretty good. I used a lot of altitude for saftey. Maybe like a 100 feet or better. Coming out of loop (at the bottom) I had very little head speed. I set her down, and adjusted my throttle curve a little bit. I don't use a Gov, by the way.

Tried a few more loops, everything was better, not great. I figured I was just at the limit of the power of my OS37.

I hovered inverted for a little bit. All right, pretty good. Played around for a while, ascending and decending inverted. Its a great feeling. Just a lot less powerful than the Aurora I play around with on the sim.

I brought it back up to about 100 feet. To get her ride side up, I went tail over rather than nose over Lost seemingly all of my head speed. I couldnt build it back up.

I hit the dirt right side up, thankfully. The impact was the equivalent of a pretty hard landing.

The assesment:

Broken front Landing strut
FlyBar
Feathering spindle
Possible Main Shaft
Horizontal Stabalizer fin
And some woodies

If I had an extra set of Blades, I could be up in the air in a half hour to 45 minutes. Oh well. Another day.

No pictures. I think you all know what a heli looks like with a bent flybar and busted blades.

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11-25-2006 09:14 PM  11 years agoPost 2
951_Powerstroke

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Corona, Ca

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Yeah.... The Aurora on the sim has a bit more power then or 30's huh!

I have had some close calls low head speed aswell. The more your collective management improves the less likley you are to be stuck in those situations.

Jay



Of coarse I know how to fly this thing, but if you see me running try to keep up!!

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11-26-2006 12:52 AM  11 years agoPost 3
Dood

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Wescanson

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11-26-2006 12:56 AM  11 years agoPost 4
sandals4me2

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Anthem, Arizona

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You call that a crash............

Kevin

No these are not my sandals, Im just keeping them warm. 08/23/60-05/26/06 RIP Bro.

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11-26-2006 12:56 AM  11 years agoPost 5
Dood

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Wescanson

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I would have to say I got pretty lucky. It was a "controlled" crash.
Landed upright, well mostly. A lopsided bounce, followed by a tipover. I hit the throttle hold just in time.

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11-26-2006 04:36 AM  11 years agoPost 6
Dood

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Wescanson

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Does anyone have any ideas for pulling a bent flybar out? never had one as tough as this. seriously. I have tried everything but drilling the flybar out.

I may have made a mistake when I cut the ends of the flybar, trying to avoid the bend. I think I may need a new seesaw and 2 of them FlyBar control arms.

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11-26-2006 08:00 PM  11 years agoPost 7
MadCityMan

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Madison, WI

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Bend the flybar as straight as you can using some pliers, then give it a good hard pull.

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12-08-2006 01:04 AM  11 years agoPost 8
gkoutsis

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Athens Greece

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Get an MP2. Up the headspeed to arround 2000 and call me in the morning

George

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