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04-04-2009 05:26 PM  9 years agoPost 1
BearNurse

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Fort Worth Texas USA

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Yesterday I had my first real crash.
I have a Blitz RC Works Tornado 3D 400 Heli.
I have already flown 4 cycles of my 2 lipo's with it in the last 3 days. One day was just too windy to fly. It wasn't that windy out so I decided to try again. So fare i have had only minor crashes breaking thing like my rotor grips, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, stay bars and landing skids. I have notice that flying in the wind really isn't an issue as long as it isn't too windy. It is those darned wind gusts that really freaks me out! Being a newbie when your heli pops up 50 feet in the air I freak! I am afraid I won't be able to bring it back down! That was exactly what happened! I told myself if I got it down I would just go inside and get a DRINK! As I was trying to bring her down the wind popped it up again! ugh! even at 1/4 throttle the Damn thing just popped up! Then all in the next thing I knew, the damn thing was falling! AAH! So i added more throttle, MISTAKE! You guessed it, it popped up again! I found that if I nosed it down and then pulled the tail back i could bring it down with "some" control? So the wind died down. my heli was at my "7" i started forward flight and a gust of wind came in and drove my heli into the ground! I had also had my first chicken dance! i stood there for what seemed an eternity with my mouth open and my chin crashed to the ground! It was really only a few seconds, even though it felt as if time and space expanded and the world slowed to a crawl! what really surprised me is that both rotors came flying off! Luckily it was far enough away from me for them to hit me. My heart sank because I didn't think I could rebuild her. well I am in the process of rebuilding and it is going well. I should be done today. Luckily I have all the parts at hand! Thanks for letting me share my first crash! Here are a few pics.

Even Eagles Can't Fly With A Broken Wing! Bear

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04-04-2009 06:16 PM  9 years agoPost 2
denheli

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aurora,co

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Time to move up to something bigger LOL
Chris

Always Learning LOGO 400 V-bar, TT R50 V2 Blue, RJX Xtreme 50, Vibe 50N, TZ Frenzy 50.

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04-04-2009 07:06 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Heli 770

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All is good, You learned something. Sorry about the crash.

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04-04-2009 11:04 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Cope

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South Lake Tahoe CA

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That ougha buff right out!!

Seriously tho it doesn't look that bad. Make sure you check the main shaft and feathering shaft.

Also check the servos for stripped gears. You can do this by moving the servos on the bench and seeing if they have a "clicking" movement. (They should move smooth)

I'm not familiar with that machine, but it's not a bad looking heli!

Fear is the little death,The mind killer. I will allow my fear to pass through me.Only I will remain

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04-06-2009 10:56 PM  9 years agoPost 5
BearNurse

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Fort Worth Texas USA

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yes I will be getting a tt 30 v2 heli in the next month or so....
the only thing i messed upu was the rotor head and as you can see in the pic i believe it was the feathering shaft that broke in 2. also bent the flybar but was able to straighten it out! yes i did learn something. when i figure it out i will let you know....lol!

Even Eagles Can't Fly With A Broken Wing! Bear

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04-06-2009 11:45 PM  9 years agoPost 6
Heli 770

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You learned something about Translational Lift. How the additional lift can be both a help and a hindrance.

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04-07-2009 02:02 AM  9 years agoPost 7
LONEWOLF2440

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Dont get the 30 get the 50 youll regret the 30 if u get it after a couple months

MIKADO LOGO 600 TREX 550

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04-07-2009 02:08 AM  9 years agoPost 8
BearNurse

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yes transitional lift... just did't know how to explain it and didn't know what it was called thanks!
Lonewolf, thanks for the heads up. but i have a buddy getting me into nitros and he has a BUNCH of parts he is giving me and is going to help me build it and teach me to fly. so thanks.

Even Eagles Can't Fly With A Broken Wing! Bear

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04-08-2009 04:54 AM  9 years agoPost 9
mchammer

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Dont get the 30 get the 50 youll regret the 30 if u get it after a couple months
I agree.

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04-08-2009 10:42 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Jacoub

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Kuwait

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Yes +2 for 50 size

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04-09-2009 12:16 AM  9 years agoPost 11
Raptor Pilot

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Dont get the 30 get the 50 youll regret the 30 if u get it after a couple months
I have been there too and now i have 3 50 size helis and the 30 hasnt been going in over a year now.
Yes +2 for 50 size
Make that a +3 for a 50 size but again its what you want and what you can afford. What ever you chose, have fun with it!

If it doesnt move and its meant too... use WD 40. If it moves and its not meant too...use duct tape!

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04-09-2009 03:53 AM  9 years agoPost 12
30636086

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but i have a buddy getting me into nitros and he has a BUNCH of parts he is giving me and is going to help me build it
I can use one of those buddys right about now!

I dont suffer from mental iIlness, I actually enjoy mine!

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04-09-2009 04:16 AM  9 years agoPost 13
DANBOONE

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Plymouth, IN 46563

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Now thats a crash 30636086. My last crash I just bought a new kit.

Thunder Tiger Rep

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04-09-2009 07:05 PM  9 years agoPost 14
theviper

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Gilbert, AZ.

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Crashing is just part of the hobby. If you go to the field thinking you wont crash. then you are a fool. ALWAYS expect a crash and it will rarely happen. That is the best way I have found to enjoy myself.

Keep with it. There is TONS of fun to be had.

Viper

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Team Scorpion. Team Magnum Energy.

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04-09-2009 11:01 PM  9 years agoPost 15
BearNurse

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Fort Worth Texas USA

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30636086,
Man that is just Horrible man. that doesn't make me feel any more confident! it is all good though!

It is great to have a place where I can share all my experiences. even the bad ones! I know it is all a part of the "learning curve" i really get to dig in and learn about my heli. this is the one part that scared me. i have been really worried about taking apart the main shaft. just because it is so new to me and there is a lot too it. I guess that what i get for worrying about it. i know to take a lot of pics before i remove everything. looks like i am in for a lot of fun! yes i found out later that my main shaft was bent just enough to wear down the assist gear ant the gear that turns the belt for the tail rotor. FUN!

Even Eagles Can't Fly With A Broken Wing! Bear

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04-09-2009 11:28 PM  9 years agoPost 16
30636086

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i know to take a lot of pics before i remove everything.
that's very wise!
looks like i am in for a lot of fun! yes i found out later that my main shaft was bent just enough to wear down the assist gear ant the gear that turns the belt for the tail rotor. FUN!
I'm very meticulous about it and every time I get to repair, change or up grade I check everything! the main shaft is real easy to check just removed and rolled on a glass table or desk(flat surface) and it will reveal any minor warps!

You will be a great mechanic before you be a great pilot; I still working on the pilot part of the hobby! Don be scare just take your time and take pics for your reference and ask lots of questions here! There is bunch of real good guys here, just have to pay attention and weed out the ones that are full of them selfs and the know it alls. But it a great online community that help each other!

I dont suffer from mental iIlness, I actually enjoy mine!

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04-10-2009 12:12 AM  9 years agoPost 17
LONEWOLF2440

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darn now that is a real bad crash sorry to see that

MIKADO LOGO 600 TREX 550

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04-12-2009 03:49 AM  9 years agoPost 18
30636086

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Tacoma, WA

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darn now that is a real bad crash sorry to see that
"Its all good"!!


Is ready to go again!!!
PS Didnt get to bed until 1:30am to fly it today and didnt really had time plus Shi+y weather!It was sprinkeling a bit so just took her outside and hover 1/2 tank and up "on display" until better weather!

I dont suffer from mental iIlness, I actually enjoy mine!

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04-20-2009 12:54 AM  9 years agoPost 19
trackemdown

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Central ,VA

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Keep at it. I sometimes spend more time with my heli's than I do with my wife.

Grabbem-n-baggem

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04-20-2009 01:16 AM  9 years agoPost 20
predatorman

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Falkland Islands

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Its fair enough saying 'get a bigger heli' and why not? but arent we missing the point somewhere?

I fly a Trex 450 in some windy conditions and while it can float around at times the pitch range is important. Get that right and you should see a better responding heli.

You can buy a 50 size nitro heli and it can respond in the same way, get all floaty and hard to control as you try dropping the collective.

I would carry some minus pitch on that heli, try out minus 4 or 5 degrees...and bump up the throttle/power curve a little too...at 1/4 stick I would crank it up a touch.

This should see a crisper response to the heli...so if you dump the collective to keep the heli down, there will be the revs to keep good cyclic response....because once you lose that the heli will fly like a dog.

Be careful of turbulant areas too, with the best set up heli, those type conditions will cause a crash, unless you are very skilled

Quality takes........time!

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