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04-27-2009 02:22 AM  10 years ago
duceduc

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Saitama-Ken, Japan

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8 in a week. That is alot. Doesn't he work?

I have seen 3 in a weekend.
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04-27-2009 02:28 AM  10 years ago
Flying Brian

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St. Clairsville, Ohio

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Doesn't he work?
Im not currently working on the books, but I do get atleast 11-14 flights everyday.
"I just don't Listen" "
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04-27-2009 02:28 AM  10 years ago
BearNurse

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Fort Worth Texas USA

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i sometimes have a couple of minor crashes a day. have to replace blade grips minor things. have learned what spare parts to keep on hand. it probably would help if i could wait to fly on days that were not so windy. but i don't know how to say no! i am addicted!Even Eagles Can't Fly With A Broken Wing! Bear
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04-27-2009 02:34 AM  10 years ago
Mapleleafs

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Ontario, Canada

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ive seen 4 in a day.(2x .90 crash,1x .50 crash,1 500size crash)

im sure its possible.
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04-27-2009 02:35 AM  10 years ago
RobMcQuillen

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Rochester, NY

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had 6 crashes on my heli in 10 flights or so.... that's what happends when you get a new helicopter.....Rob McQuillen
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04-27-2009 02:40 AM  10 years ago
rudyy

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E. Amherst, NY

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About 40 flights so far this year with 5 crashes, one of which is a major crash.

1st crash is on my T600N: the glow plug is loosened while I was flipping the heli. The engine quitted, but I manage to do the unplanned auto with hard landing. I only need a new set of landing struts. Since then, tighening the glow plug now becomes my preflight checklist. $6 of damage.

2nd crash is on my Evo50: did a planned autorotation, but wrong timing. I got a bent main and feathering shafts and a stripped servo. $15 of damage

3rd crash is on my TRex450: I did a bank turn in my backyard, and hit the tree. It broke the tail belt, bent the main shaft and broke a 325 pro blade. $20 of damage.

4th crash is on my Trex450: I inverted hover my Trex450 at my backyard. Suddenly a strong breeze came and it drifted the little heli towards the tree. I flipped it back, and no need to say, it hit the tree. It broke the tail belt and bent the tail boom. $10 of damage.

5th crash is on my TRex450, THE WORST ONE: I inverted hover my Trex450 at my backyard, it went too low that it dug into the ground. It bent the feathering and main shafts, stripped a servo, and bent a metal blade grip! $40 of damage.

Yet, I love this hobby very much!!
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04-27-2009 04:22 AM  10 years ago
Sillyness

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Little Rock AR

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I'll never get get this, but...

I went to fly with this club for a fun fly a couple years ago. A lot of guys had TRex 450s, Walkeras, etc... There was one guy that had a couple completely tricked out 450s and a 600. He had them in his 14MZ radio he was constantly tinkering with. This guy couldn't fly for a damned. He could barely hover his 600. He crashed his 450s, then proceeded to fly everyone else's 450s and crash them. Of course, he blamed all those crashes on cheap radios. He scared the hell out of me with his 600.

What I'll never get is why everyone else let him crash their helis. They talked about it like it was a regular occurance. I wouldn't let that dude touch my gear with a TriFlow-soaked pinky, especially with his pompus attitude.

Anyway, that's the craziest I've seen.
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04-27-2009 04:38 AM  10 years ago
David Blain

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Mt. Dora, Florida (USA)

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I haven't "stuffed" one in a while, sure some minor boom tings and grass toss but I know it's out there looming....

The heli gods have been good lately, I am sure my time is coming!
I have never heard of eight (8) in a week, maybe he should do some searching as to why? Or learn to 3D higher!!!!!!
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04-27-2009 04:42 AM  10 years ago
Duckster

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Brunei

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haha ... that is a poser with a 14MZ,

I ve seen ppl flying the Belt CP with Stock radio and can do some flip and roll... and landed in one piece.. we keep on telling him to get a good cheap radio such Fut 6EX but it take him time to replace his TX, since the ESKY reciver can be use with the Futaba radio as long it got the same frequency. and now he is in love with his new radio Futaba 7CP...

Good to him learning the hard way, and mastering it with a good radio
Trex 600,700 AND 450, GY611, GY401, OS5H, OS91HZ, MGP, HS65HB, Scorpion 2221-8,
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04-30-2009 04:23 PM  10 years ago
TOSH

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UK.Peterborough

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8 in a week. That is alot. Doesn't he work?
Yes he works and in his defence he flys a lot and has been pushing hard. A little too hard though.
Flybars. Who needs `em.
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04-30-2009 04:32 PM  10 years ago
Steff Giguere

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St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

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8 crashes in one week, this guy must have walls full of spare parts.Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team
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04-30-2009 04:39 PM  10 years ago
Auto180_OCMA

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Futaba City Z (Mobara)

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8 crashes in a week?
I taught there was only 7 days in a week anyways anybody crashes 8 time in 8 days, they are either building it wrong, or DONOLD TRUMP has adopted them, or not ready for whatever they are doing.

But if they enjoy it, Hey who cares, They probobly worked at AIG
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04-30-2009 04:49 PM  10 years ago
TOSH

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this guy must have walls full of spare parts.
Not now
Flybars. Who needs `em.
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04-30-2009 04:50 PM  10 years ago
Wingman77

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Pulaski Tennessee

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I was night flying last week and had a power failure.....full negative and chicken dance for over a min....everything broke. looks like about a $700 crash
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04-30-2009 04:53 PM  10 years ago
TOSH

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Wingman77
That`s a bad one, l doubt his eight will come to that. l feel your pain.
Flybars. Who needs `em.
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04-30-2009 04:54 PM  10 years ago
Wingman77

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Pulaski Tennessee

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that was only like the third flight with my night gear

the TT gears survived!!
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04-30-2009 06:01 PM  10 years ago
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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The more I fly the more it seems like I am getting more daring. I'm coming awfully close to the ground lately. Hopefully gravity doesn't pull it any closer.It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!
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04-30-2009 06:15 PM  10 years ago
TOSH

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chopper_crazy

You`re right. the guy came into this with a 450 so he`s not used to flying high to learn new tricks. Now he has a bigger heli he`s still low.
Flybars. Who needs `em.
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04-30-2009 07:42 PM  10 years ago
QuantumPSI

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Atlanta, GA

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You`re right. the guy came into this with a 450 so he`s not used to flying high to learn new tricks. Now he has a bigger heli he`s still low.
I've definitely had this problem and gonna have it again once I start flying my nitros again...
...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part
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04-30-2009 10:21 PM  10 years ago
splitboarder

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San Diego, California

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I crash quite a bit. Im learning ( 8 months into the hobby)I crashed a lot when I started hovering solo ( used to be buddy boxed a lot)
I crashed a lot learning figure 8's turning away from me.
I am now trying to loop towards me. I say trying. I make about 5-6 turns towards me and then I usually do something dumb and crash. I feel like giving up . But I think about how far I have come from zero and realize if you dont push your limits you wont crash.

I just hope I can learn to fly a circle in either direction before I loose interest or my Wife cuts up the ATM

And of course the good side of crashing is you learn a lot about rebuilding and troubleshooting
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