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07-30-2007 07:00 PM  13 years ago
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muckleyr

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All metal head vs. some plastic
Anyone keep some plastic parts on their metal head as a stress/break point in the likelyhood of a crash? I.E.- Blade grips, control arms, etc?
Rob
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07-30-2007 07:33 PM  13 years ago
the_jackal46464

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I'm using plastic blade grips, mixing arms and wash out arms, in a crash it is usually the mixing arms that break, not going to bother up grading these parts as the heli flys just a good as my se and they are really cheap to replace when i crash
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07-30-2007 08:02 PM  13 years ago
muckleyr

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That was my thinking too. I figure it would be less chance of metal parts getting bent as well. Like you said, plastic parts are cheap to replace. Thanks...Rob
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07-30-2007 09:40 PM  13 years ago
docjoe

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I'd just stay with the metal SE parts. The parts that will give are the feathering shaft, main shaft and blades. The metal parts will, on the whole, resist crashing (although i will admit that I've broken a metal blade grip and metal mixing arm in the past.Joe
We haven't seen Colonel Angus around these parts for years!
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07-30-2007 10:13 PM  13 years ago
T-Rex-Flyer

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I keep the Blade grips Plastic, the rest is metal. I keep spares plastic mixer/washout sets for quick replacements along with spare mast, spindle, gears and belt because I usually breaking one of them.
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07-30-2007 10:44 PM  13 years ago
TomRex

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I found the metal parts to last also, I mean when you crash, the main, spendel and blades are enough to work on let alone re-doing a link here and there, but then having to replace the arms and what not? Again! buy cheap buy twiceIgnorance is the absence of facts.Stupid is lacking the intellectual capacity to comprehend the fact
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07-30-2007 10:55 PM  13 years ago
docjoe

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I agree with you TomRex. The V1 or V2 SE's head will withstand most crashes. Why add another part to purchase when you crash? If you have an SE already, then don't add plastic. Also, if you're going to upgrade to a metal head, it's cheaper to buy the whole head rather than individual parts.Joe
We haven't seen Colonel Angus around these parts for years!
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07-31-2007 01:01 AM  13 years ago
freakyreef

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I keep the blade grips plastic to act as a servo gear saver. Mind you, mine is an S not an SE. If I HAD an SE, I would have just gone with metal geared servos.
So far my plan has worked. I have yet to strip the gears in my hs-65's with Karbonite gears.
Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.
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07-31-2007 01:54 AM  13 years ago
Corona44

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Just plastic blade grips, eveerything else is full V1 SE metalFlying, crashing & having a ball.
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