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04-21-2009 03:57 AM  9 years agoPost 1
Wingman77

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Pulaski Tennessee

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well about 5 min ago I was flying my vibe with my new night gear and I was doing some tictocks when somehow I lost receiver power and it went in........
the airframe is a complete mess
ms mains gone
ms $70 tails gone
8717 gone edit:may live
solid g with 8900g gone
battery gone
ar7000 gone
atg might be able to save I dono
I dont even want to think about what it would cost to get it going again. everything has been going so well for me lately... I just today took apart my vibe and checked everything I dont know how or what happened. I just turned 17 and am so busy with school I will not be able to get money for a rebuild for a long long time.

cya round folks.

Carl Groover.

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04-21-2009 04:09 AM  9 years agoPost 2
holzback

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noblesville IN United States

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im sorry for your loss, everyone goes through stages where money is a problem, and flying again is uncertain. just wait it out, it will cost a lot more to replace everything if you sell out once you change your mind, assuming that is what you mean.

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04-21-2009 04:10 AM  9 years agoPost 3
ruddernate

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sulphur,Ok.

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don't give up wingman. anything worth doing won't be easy. in this stage in life i'd recommend getting a used raptor or something you can afford to keep flying. this is a great hobby but you need to do it in a way that suits your budget. sucks about your heli. my advice is sell what little you can and hit the classifieds for a more affordable heli. hope it works out for ya. good luck.

fly it like you stole it

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04-21-2009 04:12 AM  9 years agoPost 4
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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just keep working at it and don't give up. I am the youngest guy in my club and it is real hard to always keep the birds in the air. I would say, put the bird aside for a little bit and start putting away a few bucks a week and in no time you will be ready again. The hobby of RC is great and you will miss it way too much if you just give up.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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04-21-2009 04:12 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Wally

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San Diego, CA

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Sorry to hear, but you've learned a valuable lesson...

Never fly what you can't afford to crash...

Keep your stuff, hang in there, and you'll be back.

The Big Wally

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04-21-2009 04:41 AM  9 years agoPost 6
legoman67

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Nanoose Bay B.C, Canada

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yup, im in a simular state, getting my car up to speed is more important then my Heli's right now... so its been a little quiet. I sold my backup because i dont need 3 helis sitting around... Hopefully ill get back to it this summer... dont plan to sell it all...

Ill be 17 is 8 days

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04-21-2009 04:48 AM  9 years agoPost 7
David Blain

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Mt. Dora, Florida (USA)

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Wingman77=
Focus on what's important, take care of school!
Don't worry about the Vibe for now, take it apart, do a break down list of what is and isn't damaged, then start bolting together what's good!
We will still be here if you need support or input!
Good luck buddy, I'm sure you will be back sooner than you think!

David Blain
T.O.R.C.H.S. Orlando Member

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04-21-2009 04:50 AM  9 years agoPost 8
pita

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I thought you were flying a Frenzy?

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04-21-2009 04:53 AM  9 years agoPost 9
brcg123

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Wagoner OK USA

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the airframe is a complete mess
As Super Dave would say "it aint that bad," wait till morning, and you'll feel much better about the whole situation...








Trex700N, Trex600N, Raptor70, RaptorTitan, GMPCrickett, Visa

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04-21-2009 05:02 AM  9 years agoPost 10
helidevil

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Brunswick, ME

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that just flat out sucks!

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04-21-2009 05:08 AM  9 years agoPost 11
3Dx

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Monterrey NL

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Wingman77

Good news for your Solid G and ATG

Contact CYE they now have a 50% crash replacement policy!

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04-21-2009 05:11 AM  9 years agoPost 12
ruddernate

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sulphur,Ok.

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wow, that's news to me. i wish all manufacturers would do that. makes my next gyro purchase easy.

fly it like you stole it

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04-21-2009 06:40 AM  9 years agoPost 13
The man

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Sounds good on the crash replacement policy. I fly Solid-G also. Wingman77. Hope you get your Vibe together soon. They are very nice machines.

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04-21-2009 10:09 AM  9 years agoPost 14
Furious Predator

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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i flew a JR Vigor when i was still in school. and had two $1000 crashes with it. it really does make you want to just say to hell with it and leave the hobby.

a better idea may be to save for a 50 size machine. they are a lot nicer on the wallet. JR is absolutly terrible on the wallet.

Shawn
Team Leisure-Tech
Team HelixRC

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04-21-2009 10:52 AM  9 years agoPost 15
Saint728

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Honolulu, Hawaii

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a better idea may be to save for a 50 size machine. they are a lot nicer on the wallet. JR is absolutely terrible on the wallet.
It is a Vibe 50 he is flying now.

Take Care,
Cheers, Patrick

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04-21-2009 10:56 AM  9 years agoPost 16
LONEWOLF2440

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MYRTLE BEACH S.C

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Thats bad to hear hope ya get back in it soon

MIKADO LOGO 600 TREX 550

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04-21-2009 10:58 AM  9 years agoPost 17
Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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Wingman,

Is that your only heli? I personally would much rather have 2 less expensive helis/setups than one pocket burner!

I have heard of cold light string wearing through and conducting on the boom or carbon parts causing power losses. Could that be the cause?

60% of the time, it works every time!

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04-21-2009 11:00 AM  9 years agoPost 18
Richardmid1

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Sorry I see you also have a Trex 600E and a Rave! Not a total loss then!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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04-21-2009 02:48 PM  9 years agoPost 19
Wingman77

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Pulaski Tennessee

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the light string was on a separate circuit....I own the vibe because I have flown almost every other heli out there and nothing compares to it, also I have the expensive electronics because it is boring without them as I can really lay down the smack. last night I was so warped I felt like I was going to puke. Thinking about it again I will be working my a$$ off all summer trying to get it flying before ircha
I have a T-rex 600e and it is for photography only, maybe I will be able to make some money with it this summer also. I still have the rave and it flys very well so I am not completely out...when I rebuild the vibe an ar7100 is going in it so I wont have power issues, I have always worried about that one plug but never shelled out the cash to fix it.

I guess there is just no way I could leave this wonderful hobby.

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04-21-2009 03:55 PM  9 years agoPost 20
JRjoe

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Jonesville , IN USA #1

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I always remember what the GS planker guys say to me.

"Better no fall in love with it"

Sorry about your loss,you'll get over it....


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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