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01-19-2010 05:50 PM  8 years agoPost 21
Paul Woodcock

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Hi skybolt

I would NEVER go close to using 80% of an Rx battery.....

I would be happier stopping at the 50 to 60 % mark. Just as a back up.

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Paul

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01-19-2010 05:59 PM  8 years agoPost 22
John Benario

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Paul, terrible to hear. I hope you are handling it better than I would. 14MZ maybe for the next one??????

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01-19-2010 06:09 PM  8 years agoPost 23
Skybolt

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Hi Paul,

10-4

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01-19-2010 10:34 PM  8 years agoPost 24
Brendan78

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disregard

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01-19-2010 10:36 PM  8 years agoPost 25
Brendan78

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Hi Paul,

Just sent you a PM with some more details. I put together where I got my findings from today for you and PM it across.

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01-20-2010 02:26 AM  8 years agoPost 26
MarkToo

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Double and triple check your Reactor X. I have had 2 fail on me in crashless Vibes. One failed completely on the ground while idling - that was easy to track down - just went dead.

The other one failed intermittently while trying to take off - almost causing a complete rollover. It took me a while to trace the problem, but by putting a little pressure on the case of the regulator, I could make the servos twitch.

Neither failure resulted in a crash, but that was just pure luck.

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01-20-2010 05:14 AM  8 years agoPost 27
Paul Woodcock

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Hi MarkToo

Will give it a good look when i get home.

I am on a trip. Malta is quite a nice island..... pretty girls, cold beer and good food takes your mind off broken helis

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Paul

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01-20-2010 08:54 AM  8 years agoPost 28
Brendan78

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That's a novel idea. Let the marketplace sort it out. The marketplace sorts it out anyway, one way or the other.

TM
Your correct, and the market has sorted it out.

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01-20-2010 10:35 AM  8 years agoPost 29
Paul Woodcock

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Hi guys

Just did a parts list. I think every part of the tail was broken. One heck of a boom strike!!!!

Now i feel even worse!!!!!

I used RC Power Supply as a benchmark. Some of there prices are higher than MRC, but some are lower. It was just easier to scroll through their D3 parts section and get the prices.

I have included about $100 of bearings. I usually change them all after a 'big one'.

The second list is of slightly damaged bits. I may be able to use the bits.... but will be a bit scratched up.... not cool.

The canopy has some small cracks and can probably be repaired.

The u/c mounting plates have there 'ears' bent up and can possibly be straitened up OK.

I think i may just sit and look at it for a while before making a decision.

TRex 450's are starting to look much better!!!!

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Paul

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01-20-2010 12:24 PM  8 years agoPost 30
Heliguychris

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That link right there, is why id never bother with D3s.....thats a joke, what ever the currency ya buying it in....cept Yens maybe lol

Sure am sorry about your loss there pwood. Hope ya get it sorted soon.

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01-20-2010 12:29 PM  8 years agoPost 31
Aaron29

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A grand? Holy moly! Sorry about your crash.

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01-20-2010 01:47 PM  8 years agoPost 32
2kwik2c

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Hi Paul,

I was looking through your list and for that price I would just get a new kit and take out all the "guts" from the old one and transfer it to the new frame. You can make use of the old frame as spare for some of the un-damage parts. For a repair cost of $1064.33 it's not worth reparing it and if you do get it repaired you might encounter "bugs" that will affect it's flight and performance. For auto insurance terms your old frame is considered "totaled".

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01-20-2010 01:58 PM  8 years agoPost 33
Aaron29

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After looking at your list I almost have to ask,

What parts DID survive!?!

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01-20-2010 02:10 PM  8 years agoPost 34
synodontis

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totally agree with 2kwik2c, I'd just get another kit.

Paul, did you find out what caused your crash, or did the potential evidence got destroyed as a consequence of it?

Such a shame.

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01-20-2010 03:40 PM  8 years agoPost 35
cmir2425

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That is a shame your D3 crashed. I would cry like a baby if I crashed my D3 EX . You may also have the option of buying from the classifieds here on rr. I have seen NIB box kits and some great shape airframes in there for cheap. I wish I would had waited and bought from there and saved some money. Best of luck on rebuilding.

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01-20-2010 03:54 PM  8 years agoPost 36
rudyy

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01-20-2010 09:33 PM  8 years agoPost 37
Brendan78

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Paul, hopefully that PM I sent you come's in useful, after reading that repair price, that's a write off!

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01-21-2010 12:18 PM  8 years agoPost 38
Paul Woodcock

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Hi guys

Here is what it looks like.

Rather sad.

I think i have found the problem. The elevator servo has 'moved' its neutral position. At centre stick, the swash tilts back 30 degrees.

The spines on the servo arm are fine and the gears are fine.

It is so far off that at full pitch, it hit the canopy mounting post and cracked the servo horn.

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Paul

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01-21-2010 01:27 PM  8 years agoPost 39
Dr.Ben

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So the servo has shifted its electronic center? Another servo in the same receiver slot centers correctly?

Ben Minor

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01-21-2010 02:42 PM  8 years agoPost 40
TMoore

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Or the servo overran the spline in one of the arms............a somewhat common problem with 8717's. JR built the servo strong but forgot the servo arms needed to be strong too.

TM

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