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07-31-2007 02:02 AM  13 years ago
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DSW

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401 In-A-Box
After trashing one 401, I decided to try something different. We're concerned about our RX's and put them in a strong box for protection.
I decided to put my 401 in a box.

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07-31-2007 02:04 AM  13 years ago
ant_mb

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So how will you remember to take your meds now?
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07-31-2007 02:06 AM  13 years ago
bbeverlie

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Iteresting idea! How did the last one break?AMA#846952
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07-31-2007 02:18 AM  13 years ago
DSW

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Destroyed last 401 with an uncontrolled inverted landing (crash) without canopy. I actually lost it in the sun and it hit inverted on the roof of my house. It was about a $350 crash. The gyro was mounted above sevo's on my R50.
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07-31-2007 02:31 AM  13 years ago
bbeverlie

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, I asked because it looked well protected
in the frame!
AMA#846952
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07-31-2007 02:40 AM  13 years ago
TipSpeed

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Not a bad idea. I should do that for my T Rex.
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07-31-2007 02:43 AM  13 years ago
RappyTappy

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You can also put the 401 in front of the collective arms, fits snuggly, but now you have the canopy protecting it.Still buyin' and flyin' then crashing and cryin'
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07-31-2007 03:07 AM  13 years ago
Portblock

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Looks good, that will also keep the nitro oil off of it too.The voices in my head can beat up the voices in your head.
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07-31-2007 03:53 AM  13 years ago
702nitro

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I like how people come up with this kind of stuff!
BRILLIANT!
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07-31-2007 04:10 AM  13 years ago
helibandit

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i like it.. great idea. i wonder though if your wires are as tight as they look.. if they are ya might just yank them wires out of your protected gyro next inverted landing. great idea and will definitly use it. thanksThe only time you can have too much fuel is when your on fire
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07-31-2007 04:13 AM  13 years ago
switch26

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very good idea,i've been waiting for this kind of ideas built into the heli from factory,kinda like the kyosho caliber 5,but the gyro still needs to be protected,

DSW
i've had the same idea for a very long time just never actually done it,you should put some pading all around the gyro though,that will inmovilize the gyro for extra protection,

the way you have it is nice but it could still get damage cause it would still come lose insede the box,of corse it is better than with out the box

RappyTappy
has a good point as well,and i think would be the best way to go,all manufacturers should integrate some kind of protective box for the entire electronics,it would even make for a better looking heli cause all the wires would be out of sight
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07-31-2007 04:19 AM  13 years ago
helibandit

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im just gonna start putting my helicopters in a box with the rotor heads poking out... no visible wires this way and a crash? just change the blades The only time you can have too much fuel is when your on fire
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07-31-2007 04:29 AM  13 years ago
JAGNZ

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I'd put a grommet on the wire outlet hole or you'll like get chaffing very quickly. So, you attach the box with double sided tape and then the gyro to the box using double sided tape? Interested to see if it affects gyro performance...
Jason Greenwood

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07-31-2007 04:33 AM  13 years ago
helibandit

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i wouldnt think so.. i used to run mine pretty tight (one layer of two sided tape and then JB Turner was over one day and suggested i use a thicker foam (to make it fairly loose) and it works great.. although i guess i dont do any real hard snappy moves realy so maybe i havnt pushed it hard enough for there to be a problem.The only time you can have too much fuel is when your on fire
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07-31-2007 04:35 AM  13 years ago
Portblock

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hey helibandit,

Put the whole heli in a box, just remember to poke holes in the top and bottom to let the air through
The voices in my head can beat up the voices in your head.
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07-31-2007 04:38 AM  13 years ago
helibandit

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ill also put food in the box and ill make sure not to leave it in the car with the windows up on a hot day too lolThe only time you can have too much fuel is when your on fire
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07-31-2007 04:50 AM  13 years ago
Raffy

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You need a rubber grommet installed in the hole to protect the wires.
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07-31-2007 04:53 AM  13 years ago
JAGNZ

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I think I hear an echo...see my post above.
Jason Greenwood

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07-31-2007 04:59 AM  13 years ago
Raptor3DPilot

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LMAO on using a pill container for a protection device!Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!
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07-31-2007 11:10 AM  13 years ago
DSW

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Rubber grommet was in the plan, just had not picked it up yet. I had thought of using small screws to secure box to heli frame, but figured i'd try this first.
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