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Gaui EP550 › Was forced to do my first auto w/ my 550 today
03-06-2008 12:06 AM  10 years agoPost 1
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Boy am I glad my Rotortech 550mm blades seem to auto well and luckily I have a decent amount of neg pitch in standard mode since I wasn't in idle up when things went wrong. It might actually be good that I was in idle up because I went down in pretty bad location so not having much rotor speed left probably saved me from need some repairs.

I was flying over a new housing track that hasn't started building yet, nothing but but a bunch of graded lots in a hilly area so lots of slopes. I was standing up on the top of one of the slopes fly toward the slope and my throttle just shuts off, I try to get it to come back on but no luck. Unfortunately this was a huge slop and I was coming down right in the middle of it, but I couldn't have planned things any better because the was one of those little drainage ditches running along the side of the slope and my Hurricane touched down right on the edge of the ditch before falling into it.

I think I figured out what caused the ESC to cut because of what happened next. I checked my Heli over and other than my tail rotor getting twisted everything was good so I re-aligned it and brought it up to a hover over flat ground to finish off the battery and to see if I had inadvertently changed something something wrong when I reprogrammed a couple of things on it this morning but it ran until my voltage monitor indicated it was time to land. So I put in my new set of 5000mah packs to see what sort of run time I get and my voltage alarm starts coming in at only 7min (I get that much on my 4000mah packs) so I land and pull off my canopy to find one of my connectors to on pack melted. I charged up all 4 packs and found 2 of them took about have as much as their other matched pack. I'm thinking that the one connector must have pushed partially out of the plastic housing (I don't know how since they're so freakin hard to get out if you want to) and must have lost connection during flight causing me to lose my ESC.

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