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03-10-2008 04:49 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Raptor3DPilot

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So I finally got the chance to head out and hover around my rebuilt Raptor 50. I dumbly didn't do my range check first, but during my hovers I noticed I definitely had a glitch going on and felt something was wrong. I landed, shut it off, and performed a range check. I couldn't remember exactly how to do it so I collapsed the antenna on my RD-8000 and took about 40 steps away from the helicopter. I walked back to the heli without the radio and boy was it going crazy! I thought maybe I was too far out so I brought the radio back in about 20 steps and returned to the heli. Nope, still going nuts. I grabbed the radio and walked back towards the helicopter until the glitching stopped..l. I was only about 5 steps away!! OH WOW...

So I get home bummed that I didn't get much flight time in, but relieved that nothing bad happened. I looked the heli over and noticed on my Deans one piece antenna that my dumb cats have been chewing on the end of the antenna. So it looks like I need to resolder a new deans on and redo the range check. What else should I look for if the next step fails?

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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03-11-2008 07:54 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Raptor3DPilot

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TTT

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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03-11-2008 08:03 PM  10 years agoPost 3
nivlek

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What else should I look for if the next step fails?
A gun to shoot the cats .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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03-11-2008 08:12 PM  10 years agoPost 4
JuanRodriguez

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After the smoke clears from the gunshot to the cats, I would do nothing other than send the receiver in for service.....it was probably damaged during your last crash.....(assuming your new antenna does not resolve the issue....)

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