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03-03-2008 03:15 PM  10 years agoPost 1
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rrApprentice

PA kinda. Mostly OTR driving

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Wow, I had a very minor tip over last night, one that the Trex and even the Venom would have survived but the feathering shaft bent like butter.

Whole head is going in the bin now and I'm putting the rest of a Trex 450 head on. Guess I kinda knew this was going to happen, just not so easily.

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03-03-2008 04:22 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Gyronut

rrProfessor

Martinsville In.

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Something has to give.

These things are made to fly not Dork.

Rick

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03-03-2008 04:38 PM  10 years agoPost 3
TJinGuy

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Socorro, NM - USA

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Hey I would much rather it bend the feathering shaft than the main shaft. It is good to have a weak link to absorb energy and feathering shafts are cheap and easy to replace, so why not have it be that?

- Chris

Team New Mexico
TJinTech

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03-03-2008 05:00 PM  10 years agoPost 4
thrstrmech

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CA, USA

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agreed, the feathering shaft is the weak linl of the system, could you imaging if every time you crashed having to replace the entire system, that would add up rather quickly and wouldn't make it fun, think i'd be fearful of getting it into the air if that were the case

converting over to the "Dark Side"...Trex 450 clone...HBK2 still #1

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