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01-15-2009 11:43 PM  9 years agoPost 1
hampilot

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Sparks, NV USA

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Your first time is always memorable. The first heli, the first spool up, the first hover, the first flight and of course your first crash. I have crashed lots, not like all those classifieds here, “never been crashed”. Yesterday was a first however and I am proud. Not proud that I crashed but proud that I did it inverted. Anyone can crash in normal flight but an inverted plummet to the earth is truly a sight to behold. I flipped it over after a mild loop and held it for a short hover just above the weeds. Of course I have limited experience inverted and it started to sink faster than my collective thumb. When it was really close I had a brain fade and wondered if the pilot was going to correct it. Hmm. Nope. Too late. My first chicken dancing 600N. The best part was doing it in front of my friends. Its always nice to have someone help look for parts. Thanks Papa Sal! Damage was light surprisingly. The gear was snapped in half, I lost both ball links on the blade grips, and the normal crash damage of bearings, feathering shaft, flybar, paddles etc. Not including the Stickbanger blades it was about $80 to rebuild and no frame damage thank goodness. It might be a while before I try that again, especially that low but what a fun day. I have this cool tail boom with a 30deg upward bend to remind me of what could have been the coolest inverted hover ever. Sal you should sit in the car on Saturday, I am going to try an Auto!

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01-15-2009 11:51 PM  9 years agoPost 2
nofear

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Chicago - NW Suburbs, IL

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Congrats!!

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01-16-2009 12:08 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Ray Fernandez

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Guam (U.S.A.)

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Now go an buy the replacement parts and put it back together again. This time, don't fly too close to the ground.

Ray Fernandez - GUAM

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01-16-2009 12:20 AM  9 years agoPost 4
hampilot

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Sparks, NV USA

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already done. had a huge cache of spares, and "modefos heli" shipped within 3 hours of my order. Here comes the candy!

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