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02-09-2008 12:44 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Carey

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Well it was a nice 40+ degree day here in central NJ, so we all decided to try to get out and get some flying in, work be damned of course.

I was flying my main rappy, which was a ton of fun in the air. First tank, everything was already feeling great then BAM, flying in a straight line nose in, out of a loop the thing CAME APART.

This was a new frame with new bearings and whatnot. Machine wasn't making even the slightest wrong noise, was light as a feather and kicking major ass when it decided to COME APART!

Exhibit A:

Corpse B:

Bad Time C:

Mmmm Mmm. Thank goodness I was able to fly my other raptor. Looks like I will have to kick it with a trex pro until Min Air gets that damn Razor out.

I would much rather support a local company whenever I can. Why? When the frame comes apart I can drive down there and throw it at em!

Can't be a felony right??

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02-09-2008 12:48 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Carey

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Oh unless there are more casualties on that corpse, the following are coming along for the ride to the new airframe:

9351 cyclics
611 Gyro and Servo
Hyper 50 w/ Hatori 1 pc
Multi Gov
FAAST 7ch receiver
Duralite 6v w/ 4s pack

Going up for sale on RR!

Kasama Head, Tail, Fan.

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02-09-2008 05:02 AM  10 years agoPost 3
nabi

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Holmdel, NJ (central)

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oh boy ....

so sorry about the Rappy ...
it was flying so nice too with the Kasama head ...
very unusual failure, haven't seen that one yet ....

wonder if there was a stress crack in the new frame somewhere ??

nabi.

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02-09-2008 12:31 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Carey

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Allentown USA

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You know how I roll Nabi. If it can break, I break it, usually in the air.

I try so damn hard to NOT break stuff I really do!

It's ok, I still have the parts to make a super rappy even with all my nicest stuff going on the new scratch and dent 600 Pro kit Marky told me about.

Thanks Mark! Build Ops at Mikes house this week! I am buyin the Pizza and Beer.

Anyone in central NJ is invited, since it's not my house.

Cheers

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02-09-2008 02:01 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Helomix

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Kingsport, TN

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All that damage and the mains survived!

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02-09-2008 03:09 PM  10 years agoPost 6
UKhelinoob

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Well it does have a plastic frame eh???

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02-09-2008 03:15 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Carey

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I should have gotten the other main blade with a hole in it on the pics (FOB damage?).

I have quite the growing set of one-off main blades.

I have a sweet V2 and TST blade, anyone have another around 130 grams?

Yep, plastic frame. I give up, getting something with some carbon fiber around it's gut.

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02-09-2008 08:18 PM  10 years agoPost 8
Lwnemesis

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Seattle, WA

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V-blades have a hole in the leading edge of the blade. Thats how they ballance them.

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