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02-04-2010 01:46 PM  8 years agoPost 21
92ARedOne

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Flying at dusk can be bad news!

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02-04-2010 01:53 PM  8 years agoPost 22
DougsRC

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Flying at dusk can be bad news!
Agreed it was one of those stupid " just one more flight" moments !

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02-04-2010 02:26 PM  8 years agoPost 23
VinceY

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I was doing a test flight on my brother's new Evo50 in his front yard. You would think I would know better! We got it trimmed and tracked, so I did some figure eights and slow forward flights. Not content with that, I proceeded to piro around the yard when... WHACK!, the heli tumbled to the ground and something fell across the yard. I was so focused on the heli, I didn't notice the cable tv line and severed it with the mains. Before we could get to the heli, one of my kids came outside and said "Uncle Ron, something's wrong with your TV." Surprisingly, the mains were unharmed. All the damage came from the ground impact. It's a lot funnier now than it was then. I felt like an idiot, that was a rookie mistake!

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02-04-2010 09:29 PM  8 years agoPost 24
djrformcar

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I was flying my 450SE after work one day, OK many days but on this day I was hovering over about 50ft up when I decided to change the DR switch. I flicked the switch then notice I was losing a lost of altitude very quickly, then I noticed the blades were almost stopped! A moment later I realised I had Hit the Throttle hold switch instead, too late to get head speed back up and into the ground, with everyone at work watching! I'm still getting luafed at for that one!

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02-04-2010 11:36 PM  8 years agoPost 25
CHOMP

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My first heli was a fixed pitch Walkera POS. I was in the U of I Kibbie Dome trying to learn to fly the thing. I would get it in the air for a few seconds then crash into the turf. Finally I got up in air (about goal post height), and was thinking “hey this is pretty cool”. At that point the little heli started toward me, I tried to get it into a hover with no luck. I ended up having to run away from my own heli to avoid being hit. Needless to say the guy working at the dome and my brother thought it was quite funny and had a good laugh at my expense.

Instructor: Don’t you know anything? Newbie: I don’t even suspect anything!

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02-05-2010 12:48 AM  8 years agoPost 26
XxCaTMaNxX

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I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places...

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02-05-2010 06:09 AM  8 years agoPost 27
djrformcar

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^^^Yep, did that too once, but I didn't drop the Tx!

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02-07-2010 10:01 PM  8 years agoPost 28
crofty

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This was from a bit of fun chasing my friend's foamy around with a 450 till the inevitable happened. I still can't believe he landed that damn plane like you see it! Was funny

I have nerves of steel but thumbs of jelly!

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02-07-2010 10:22 PM  8 years agoPost 29
tjrhodes01

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i take it the 450 lost

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02-08-2010 12:13 AM  8 years agoPost 30
djrformcar

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Well now we know that T-Rex 450 will not fly with only one blade! The tail boom looks like it would have made it interesting even if the blade stayed on.

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02-08-2010 01:24 AM  8 years agoPost 31
Furious Predator

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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after a small funfly, a bunch of us went out for dinner. after dinner, one of the guys decided to take out his little bind N fly sukhoi. i got the first try, flying around in a parking lot at night, the lamps where like blind spots everywhere you looked. so i landed it, and handed it back to the owner.

the owner decides to take it up again. before long, he smacks it into the back of a parked van. We laughed our A$$'s off, but what was funnier was when people got out of the van, and he had to go explain himself,

no damage to the van obviously. it was funny as hell.

Shawn
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02-08-2010 01:42 AM  8 years agoPost 32
djrformcar

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^^^ I almost fell out of my seat laughing at that one!

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02-08-2010 05:01 AM  8 years agoPost 33
Gearhead

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I used-to use 2 old Red SCR 6 cell RC Car Nicad packs on my Starter to start my helis, at the time of this story these 2 packs were some 17 years old but when new they were $55 matched packs ($55 each) back in 1988 when I bought them, and they were getting old/worse every time I charged/cycled them,,

well we had a guy at the field with a new OS 120 4st that wouldn't turn over, well I told him to used my SCRs but he mumbled it was the Starter so he used another Starter and the new Engine still would not turn over,, so he tried a different 12v battery and again the Engine would not turn over, so I told him again that these are SCR's Packs and that they "will" start the Engine, well as he walked away from me he again mumbled it was not the battery and he got a 3rd Starter, well the Engine still would not turn over,,

so at that point I was just going to keep my mouth shut but one of the other guys said "so lets try Jim's battery. let humor Jim", so the guy took my 2 old SCR Packs and clipped his starter to them and that Engine pop to life (pop) and every one laughed, the guy didn't even look at me or thank me, he just walked to the flight-line and flew..

Jim
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02-08-2010 05:12 AM  8 years agoPost 34
Furious Predator

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I have another.

my buddy is flying his 600E with a massive brick of an A123 battery on the nose.

He had cranked up his piro rates so the heli is just a blur. i didnt see him to it the first time, so he yells out to me "Come check this out!!!!"

So he shoved the stick to the side again, the heli is a blur. All of a sudden, his canopy is sailing across the sky at warp 12.1

He was stunned, didnt know what just happened. but i noticed he was losing rpm real fast just sitting there in a hover about 200 feet up.

Well...his A123 was only held in with straps, no velcro to stick it down. the battery had slipped out from underneath the straps, rammed into the canopy, breaking the canopy mounts, and was sent across the field.

I had told him to shove the collective down, and that he is autoing it (he had never auto'd before). It went behind some corn, so we couldnt see it land, he guess when to pump up the collective. The heli landed upright, but tipped over at the last second. No damage to the heli. And after a 3 man half an hour search, we found the canopy with the battery still in it. The canopy was scrap, but the battery survived.

Automatic battery eject

Shawn
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02-08-2010 08:23 AM  8 years agoPost 35
Aaron29

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I had told him to shove the collective down, and that he is autoing it
Did he still have a receiver battery? If not, he wasn't doing much of anything except being a spectator.

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02-08-2010 08:28 AM  8 years agoPost 36
Furious Predator

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yup, still had the rx battery, otherwise im sure it would not have ended so well

i am still surprised he was able to auto and land a heli which would have been very VERY tail heavy

Shawn
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02-08-2010 11:49 AM  8 years agoPost 37
Mutt

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Flying memorys that made you laugh
One of my favorite ones is watching this guy who flew nothing but helis always bad mouthing the plane guys and the guys who fly both helis and planes. Well he went to take a trainer up said he can fly anything and laughed as he dorked it right in lol. I will never forget the crap he got from everyone after everyone put up with his crap. Needless to say he left the club never to return. To me I say good ridance and thanks for the good memory.

Another one I like to remember is one guy who was a self proclaimed expert on flying planes could he fly yea but he wasnt on any level close to me or most other members. Well he went to take a plane up that he "repaired" mighty funny watching him lose all battery power his answer was cheap junk battery yet he hadnt charged his rx battery in 3 weeks ahh ok junk battery was good for a laugh. Thanks Mr Expert we still laugh at your antics.

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