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10-21-2009 07:31 PM  8 years agoPost 1
QuantumPSI

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I was just reading about about 450 crash and it made me think about my last crash. It was a minor crash. Didn't even break the blades. I noticed that the tail boom was bent slightly. Although I have spares, instead of replacing it, I just bent it back into place. HA! You can't even tell. I didn't think it was worth it to go through all the work in replacing the boom. Flies fine! LOL, this little helicopter is so fun!

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
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10-21-2009 07:45 PM  8 years agoPost 2
VooDooX

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wow... good job genius...... you do realizing bending aluminium back and forth makes it SIGNIFICANTLY weaker please post pics when they tail boom snaps off in flight while your doing pitch pumps or tic tocs thanks ill be waiting shouldnt be long what some people will do to save 4$.....i mean seriously dude your gonna end up with a much more expensive crash why leave a broken part on a helicopter THATS JUST STUPID im sure more will agree with me plus its a safety issue

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10-21-2009 07:47 PM  8 years agoPost 3
QuantumPSI

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LOL not even worth a real response...

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
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10-21-2009 07:54 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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I've bent booms back many times. No mid-air exploding booms in my past. Just lucky I guess.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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10-21-2009 07:56 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Dood

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I've fixed a lot of bent and dented aluminum tail booms.
As long as it's not creased, you're good to go.

Something that works well, especially for dents is passing a socket wrench through the inside, forcing out the dent.

People have been doing this for years.

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10-21-2009 08:04 PM  8 years agoPost 6
VooDooX

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pink..... really????.... lol

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10-21-2009 08:17 PM  8 years agoPost 7
pkfrizzlefry

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Ohh man...really?
i though we all BEND them back!

Fly, Fly then Fly some more!!

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10-21-2009 08:59 PM  8 years agoPost 8
RCHSF

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Yeah for sure just bend it back, ne sence in replaceing if it can be straighted. Like Dood said long as theirs no crease, it's fine to reuse it.

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10-21-2009 09:20 PM  8 years agoPost 9
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especially on a 450 or other small machine.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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10-21-2009 09:26 PM  8 years agoPost 10
misfits0311

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I believe that Dood's socket trick was also a tip in RC Heli magazine last year.
wow... good job genius......
WARNING! CHILDREN AT PLAY!

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10-21-2009 09:34 PM  8 years agoPost 11
flyingquisinart

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Don't say STUPID. Let's see if mine get's pinked. Haha!

must have been a downdraft

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10-21-2009 09:36 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Sonic88

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Maybe alittle harsh, but not pink worth IMO. We all know VooDooX is just saying that because he is worried about Quantum's well-being, right?

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10-21-2009 09:44 PM  8 years agoPost 13
holzback

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we better not even talk about flybars

you aint crashin you aint learnin

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10-21-2009 10:53 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Michaelinpr

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Flybars! LOL I have had the same flybar for about 10 crashes.

I have bent tail booms too. Same as all have said. As long as there are no creases or kinks.

Michael

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10-21-2009 11:00 PM  8 years agoPost 15
outhouse

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I have bent only a few booms back and never once had a failure glad theres some one in these forums that knows everything so he can warn us of impending world failure .

I have straightend countless flybars and shafts fo a long time and never had a failure and i run high headspeeds on all my helis.

If i bend a mainshaft a little and im down for a few days waiting for parts you can be dang sure ill be flying in 20 minutes lol does this meen im a genius too

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10-21-2009 11:04 PM  8 years agoPost 16
VooDooX

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lol its called metal fatiuge it will eventually catch you once you bend/bend back the same piece enough times i for one would like to know all my stuff is in top condition before i send it into the air next thing you will tell me its ok to ca carbon fiber blades at the root

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10-21-2009 11:14 PM  8 years agoPost 17
jackheli

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Adding to the post...

In order to make sure the boom ends up straight and also to remove a strike "dent", try using a wood dowel that fits "just" in... it is a little gentler on the boom...

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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10-21-2009 11:14 PM  8 years agoPost 18
LaurenceGough

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Maybe a very slight bend in the flybar (on 450's) but nothing else, not for me.

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10-21-2009 11:43 PM  8 years agoPost 19
Damper

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Pink rider

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10-22-2009 12:37 AM  8 years agoPost 20
JasonJ

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I have a long bolt from my outboard parts bin that is a perfect fit in a 450 boom. It is long enough to fix any mild bend or dent in the boom. A major bend or kink and the boom should be replaced, but a mild bend isn't the end of the world.

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