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03-09-2010 12:38 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Marcus24

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So I landed and took my battery off the heli to charge. 30 mins later I heard the charger beep and replaced my battery on the heli, then preceded with turning on the tx and heli. Did my preflight and everything looked good. Started her up and went into a hover then flipped it into an inverted hover at about thirty feet off the deck for about thirty seconds, at which point the engine bogged and then quit. I quickly flip to upright and went full neg on the pitch. Feed the positive back into it and hit the ground hard. Walked up expecting the worst and it turns out to just be a set of broken skids. Replaced them checked to make sure there was fuel in the tank this time and it flew great. I thought a few of you might get a laugh at this. GUYS DON'T BE LIKE ME I WILL MAKE SURE TO ADD CHECK FOR FUEL TO THE PREFLIGHT.

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03-09-2010 12:43 AM  8 years agoPost 2
HiroboFreak

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LOL are you serious!?!

Good work with the save.

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03-09-2010 12:44 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Wingman77

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having fuel normaly helps

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03-09-2010 01:14 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Marcus24

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yep it was a heart stopper for sure.

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03-09-2010 03:05 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Wingman77

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someone came up to me at a funfly once and wanted me to fly his raptor 50 and let him see how well it did in 3d, I was flying it and as luck would have it I was inverted about 3 feet of the ground when the glow plug cam out giving off a huge POW! the engine died and I am glad I was not a bit higher because when I flipped it over the blades were not spinning very fast at all and I had the skids right on the ground softly. always stay alert! lol

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03-09-2010 03:18 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Marcus24

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wow man that was a good save.

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03-09-2010 07:17 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Heli Davey

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This reminds me of when i flip my bird in normal mode!!!now i double check my radio is in stunt mode before i flip it!!

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03-09-2010 02:09 PM  8 years agoPost 8
JRjoe

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Been there done that, ONCE. Not gonna happen again!!!


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03-09-2010 10:49 PM  8 years agoPost 9
KingJoeMack

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New Baltimore, Mi USA

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Thats why when asked to fly someone elses heli, my awnser is always no thanks, I don't want to have to put you put in a position to ask me to pay for repairs, because the awnser will be NO.

Fly with scheduled ground contact !

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03-09-2010 10:59 PM  8 years agoPost 10
lightningrc

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UK

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Dont worry we all have our off days lol

I once forgot to start my 600 nitro as I was so used to flying my 600E could not work out y it would not spool up .lol , then it hit me

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03-11-2010 04:12 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Fnity

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Socal - Lafayette, IN

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Marcus24, Same thing happened to me but it was not completely empty. 15ft off the ground, and 15ft in front of me, my NSP inverted while I was flipping and I killed the motor.......
Also broke the rear skid, and a few gears from a minor tail smack. The fellas thought I was practicing and inverted auto
I had the original Align clunk on it with a header tank, and I'm getting ready to throw the OMI in the tank, and pitch the header tank
I just wish I could have been a spectator to enjoy it like they did, I was too busy trying to keep from soiling my undies

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03-11-2010 05:07 PM  8 years agoPost 12
rcuser

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Apopka FL

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starting with my first nitro heli...adding check fuel to my list

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