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T-REX 450 › Not sure which is to thank... the Spartan or the CWM?
01-16-2009 03:35 PM  9 years agoPost 1
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rrApprentice

Saline MI

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Flying tail in coming back towards me since I don't trust nose in skills yet, I let the tail strike which took out one of my tail blades. With only one tail blade that was also damaged the tail held SOLID and I was able to land it without incident!!! I think it was a combo of both the Spartan and CWM that saved it from a wild piro that I wouldn't have been able to save.

I'm glad I wasn't able to sell this Spartan now... it's been the best gyro I've ever used. (401, 611, 2100t)

If you haven't done the Chinese weight mod on your 450 yet, DO IT!!

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01-16-2009 04:26 PM  9 years agoPost 2
caseyjholmes

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Portland, Oregon

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Glad to hear you escaped certain doom!
I bonked my 250 in the garage the other night. Blade scrape against the wall just barely and no damage! Managed to fly away No more hovering at 4k rpm indoors

I will try that spartan eventually too. Sounds like a good little gyro from everything I hear..

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01-16-2009 04:34 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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You mean you lost an entire tail blade..?? AND the tail did not explode because of the unbalance..??

Amazeing

Rick

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01-16-2009 04:41 PM  9 years agoPost 4
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Gyronut, yes an entire blade, I watched it get flung 20 feet! I was so shocked it was still holding that I hesitated to land for an extra second too

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01-16-2009 05:27 PM  9 years agoPost 5
McRex

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AZ-USA

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You lucked out, I lost a tail blade due to the root failing, and it was so violent that it caused a main blade to strike the boom... it then fell to the ground of course. Glad you were able to get by with little to no damage.

Daniel, AMA # 923248

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01-16-2009 05:48 PM  9 years agoPost 6
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Saline MI

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Blade was snapped off at the root actually... I did get extremely lucky that's for sure!! Tell me did you have the CWM and which gyro when you lost yours?

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01-16-2009 06:40 PM  9 years agoPost 7
McRex

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AZ-USA

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I do have the CWM and was running a 401/9257, which is a good solid gyro, but not near as fast as the Spartan is at responding to yaw.

Daniel, AMA # 923248

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01-16-2009 06:55 PM  9 years agoPost 8
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rrProfessor

Martinsville In.

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OMG

Rick

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01-16-2009 07:07 PM  9 years agoPost 9
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youre just being a sarcastic ass aren't you nut?

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01-16-2009 07:53 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... Maybe, but I am amazed though at your flying skilz and being able to keep your wits about you.

No disrespect intended or implied..

Rick

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