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04-23-2009 02:03 PM  9 years agoPost 1
VinceY

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I've been working on piro flips on the sim for a while. I've done some single flips on my trex450, but chickened out and stopped after one or two flips. Yesterday I went for it and kept it going for about 30 seconds. I did this a couple of times and my nerves were getting better so my timing was getting better too. I swapped the battery, got back to a safe altitude, and went at it again. After about five or six flips, I heard the boom strike and saw the tail fly off. It's all busted pretty good because I was up high. The question is why my blades hit the tail. Could my blades have not been tight enough? Is it dampening in the head? Or is there something else that could have caused this?

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04-23-2009 02:14 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Chuckie

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The stock dampening is kind of loose for piro flips. What blades were you running?

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04-23-2009 02:44 PM  9 years agoPost 3
VinceY

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Radix 325's

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04-23-2009 03:32 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Chuckie

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Your blades are not the problem. Try Trueblood dampeners or add shims, some even use fuel tubing.

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04-23-2009 03:43 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Flying Brian

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Your blades are not the problem. Try Trueblood dampeners or add shims, some even use fuel tubing.
I run stiff dampeners as well, but what is the fuel tubing trick?

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04-23-2009 05:16 PM  9 years agoPost 6
VooDooX

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i actually saw this happen on a vibe 50 2 weeks ago during a piroflip was sad but his case we all thought it was the upper mixer on the blade grip itself coming off were any of your links off when it was on the ground?

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04-23-2009 05:35 PM  9 years agoPost 7
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ouch

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04-23-2009 05:49 PM  9 years agoPost 8
rotormonkey

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I run stiff dampeners as well, but what is the fuel tubing trick?
No trick. You just replace your dampers with a bit of fuel tubing.

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04-23-2009 05:49 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Chuckie

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^^^+1

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04-23-2009 05:50 PM  9 years agoPost 10
VooDooX

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hes slow your supossed to let him figure it out and not tell him rotor! i wanted to see his interpertation of the fuel tube "trick" lol

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04-23-2009 07:26 PM  9 years agoPost 11
VinceY

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My links were all on after the crash.

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04-23-2009 08:05 PM  9 years agoPost 12
Flying Brian

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Fuel tubing is very soft, so would'nt that translate into a blade strike faster then having a stiff set of Dampeners?

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04-23-2009 08:15 PM  9 years agoPost 13
VooDooX

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Not all fuel tube is super soft Brian. Get a nitro, and you would know this. By the way Brian i went to school all over the world. You know nothing.

i am typing at work and don't have time to punctuate everything! k-3rd grade i went to school in in Germany at GERMAN schools not American and then i went to school all over the united states i assure you i know how to punctuate and type i find it pointless on an internet forum especially for such a short reply

EDIT:nice deleting your post Brian what i posted was not a paragraph anyways..

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04-23-2009 08:22 PM  9 years agoPost 14
Flying Brian

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I figured I would man up, and leave it alone.

I'm looking at all my Fuel Tubing here, and I have none, that is nearly as hard as my dampeners. Is there a different grade of (FT) for helicopters, then let's say Nitro truck's.

I have the light blue and red tubing.

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04-23-2009 08:24 PM  9 years agoPost 15
VooDooX

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well i have 2 kinds on mine the external line is pretty hard as in if you bend a lot it maintains its form even at like 180 degrees of bend and then the fuel tube inside the tank is super soft to flex around during flight to keep the clunk in the fuel

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04-23-2009 08:25 PM  9 years agoPost 16
Flying Brian

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Wow! I understand now.

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04-23-2009 08:28 PM  9 years agoPost 17
VinceY

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Could having my main blades too loose in the grips have contributed to this?

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04-23-2009 08:29 PM  9 years agoPost 18
Flying Brian

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Floppy blades, heck ya man.

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04-23-2009 08:33 PM  9 years agoPost 19
snjbird

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I have the stock dampeners and tried a piro flip last Sunday, no boom strike here?

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04-23-2009 08:38 PM  9 years agoPost 20
VooDooX

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depends on HOW loose but i would say no you should be able to flick your blades and they should move a few inches at the tip then stop if like this then there right when the heli comes to speed they become rigid due to centrifugal force

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