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08-23-2008 11:05 PM  12 years ago
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rotormonkey

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Bet you've never seen a crash like this before
And here is the result:

I was on my second flight. First went great, I was in the groove. Was trying backward stuff, tailslides, I finally just got my heli all dialed in. Then to calm my nerves a little, I came in close for a little inverted hovering. Next thing I know, I'm just a spectator.

Watched my heli spiral to the ground. Hit throttle hold, it did nothing. Engine was SCREAMING at the other side of the field, I had to go pull the fuel line out. When I got there the only thing holding the head on was a ziptie securing the servo wires

Don't know if you can see in the pics really, but it tore a section out of the upper frame along with it. My feathering spindle has an "S" curve, and I sheared my elevator servo's arm in half. AND NO STRIPPED GEARS!

Anyways, brought the heli to the LHS and the guy there (helihell who I also fly at the field with sometimes) tinkered around a little and found it was my switch. No current through it whatsoever.

So BladeMaster: Now would be a good time to swap out your switch.. Before your hawk looks anything like my Raven does right now

Ahh well.. Good thing I just bought a spare kit eh?
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08-23-2008 11:35 PM  12 years ago
Gearhead

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oo boy you did hit hard, probably damaged the Swash Bearing too,, time for another kit,,

hey. maybe you can glue it back together

don't feel bad I once had 3 crashes in 11 flights, another time I had 2 crashes in like 4 flights,, get another kit and get to work !!
Jim
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08-24-2008 04:23 AM  12 years ago
Blade_Master1

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Wow sorry to see it RM
What switch were you using ?

Turns out the 2 failsafes I experienced was caused by my switch
since then I plug the Bat direct to the RX.

I might make my own switch later using a headphone style jack
pull the pin and the power is on.
I know they sell these but I like to make my own stuff.

Again RM sorry it happened hope to fly with you again someday.
I seem to have lost a flying buddy, OH well maybe I'll start going to the field again.

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08-24-2008 05:14 AM  12 years ago
QuantumPSI

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LOL, yeah I have seen a crash like that on my Raven. The crystal came out and I lost complete control. Was in a hover about 25ft up and it just drifted to its side and hit the ground, hard. The lower frames were fine. Only the head and upper frames suffered damage. Get it back in the air soon....now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part
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08-24-2008 05:18 AM  12 years ago
Ray Fernandez

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Yikes! Sorry to hear of your crash. Hope you can get it back together and fly again.Ray Fernandez - GUAM
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08-24-2008 05:24 AM  12 years ago
jetfixrguy

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It'll buff out.....
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08-24-2008 07:27 AM  12 years ago
helihell

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It'll buff out.....
HEHE funny
DOH!
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08-24-2008 01:16 PM  12 years ago
Dilbeck

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It looks good even crashed.Clint
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08-28-2008 12:45 PM  12 years ago
Frank Bostwick

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And I thought I had good crashes!
That one wins the prize.
RIP ROMAN
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