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03-19-2010 01:06 PM  10 years ago
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AgentOrange

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Put her in yesterday
This is a post that i was hoping never to wright but i have to. Yesterday i went to the field and was flying my new 700N when about 3 feet off the runway my battery unplugged and it went nose first into the pavment. To add insult to injury it chicken dance for about 30-45 seconds and the only reason it stopped was the fuel line broke and ran out of fuel. As of right now it seems to be a total loss. Dont know what im going to do as of yet the more i dig into it the more stuff is broken or to badly bent up to use. Just wanted to let you all know to make sure that you battery and battery leads are properly secured and dont take that stuff for granted i learned the hard way. All i can say right know is that im pretty mad with my self for not checking it before takeoff. Buy the way any one want to buy a 600N
Trying not to put them in the dirt.
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03-19-2010 01:35 PM  10 years ago
BarracudaHockey

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Sorry to hear that dude Andy
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03-19-2010 02:38 PM  10 years ago
koppter

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very sorry to hear...hope you get back in the game.

Paul
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03-19-2010 03:49 PM  10 years ago
Gyronut

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I feel your pain.

Last year my flight switch turned itself off during a 3ft hover...
Rick
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03-19-2010 03:55 PM  10 years ago
rcuser

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sorry for the loss. And it's a new heli too, ouch. How did the connector come apart, was it a JST or deans
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03-19-2010 04:05 PM  10 years ago
basmntdweller

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Too late this time, but a little heat shrink or heavy thread tying the connectors will go a long way to prevent this. I've only had one total loss and it sucks! Mine was brain fart though. I can accept those a lot easier than mechanical issues.

Matt

Stupid people have no idea how stupid they are!!!
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03-19-2010 05:06 PM  10 years ago
lfalsetto

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Sorry to hear that Aeroworks makes a small plastic clip that secures the plug. It is about 4 bucks for 4 clips cheap insurance. Look at the crash, it may not be as bad as you think. If both frames are good your rebuild may not be that bad here is a link to the clips you can find them at Hobby king also

http://www.aero-works.net/store/detail.aspx?ID=305
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03-19-2010 05:41 PM  10 years ago
AgentOrange

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Thanks guys for the info i wish that i had done something sooner. I am going to try and rebuild but its a matter of cost compaired to a new kit. once the final parts tally is in i will see what the damage to my wallet and go from there.

Oh and it was deans connectors
Trying not to put them in the dirt.
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03-19-2010 05:44 PM  10 years ago
frickey295

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Sorry to hear, just take a step back and think about how bad it could have really been , You could have gotten injured or worse someone else. Dumping you ship sucks always ! I railed my 600 a while back and I thought I would die ! needless to say I'm still here
Rebuild her and rock and roll

Deans ? WOW I have a hard time getting them apart !
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03-19-2010 06:56 PM  10 years ago
JuanRodriguez

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Deans ? WOW I have a hard time getting them apart !
Yes, Agent. Please do tell us how that happened ? Only way I can see it happening is that you never plugged them together all the way.... Or your battery was not properly secured and was flinging around during flight....

In any event, sorry for your mishap....
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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03-19-2010 07:18 PM  10 years ago
jaxrotor

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Bummer!! have to check those little springs on the deans.http://www.jaxrc.com
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03-19-2010 07:34 PM  10 years ago
jones007

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Also, please let us know if they were "Deans" brand or one of the knock-offs. I've found the springs in the knock-offs to be weak, and the plastic on them melts easily if the connector gets too hot when soldering. I've never seen a legitimate Deans Ultra or Deans micro come undone on its own. Not to say that it couldn't, in particular if the battery came loose and was flying around in the canopy.

On my first collective heli, way back in the 70's, a Schluter Heliboy, I had a Rx pack fall out of the heli when I was hovering about a foot off the ground, but the servos back then had so much mechanical resistance that everything stayed where it was, and the heli just did slow pirouettes around a parking lot. No damage! Several years later, with a Rossi-powered Schluter Heli-star, and a pack of coreless servos with almost no mechanical resistance, I had a battery lead break while I was spooling up, and the heli proceeded to go to full throttle - still on the ground - then rocket into the air and do all kinds of crazy s__t for what seemed like an hour (probably 30 seconds) before going in upside down. I was actually thankful to have it down and smashed, because at that point it couldn't maim or kill someone. You can never be too careful about these things.

--Kevin
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03-19-2010 08:15 PM  10 years ago
lightningrc

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Sounds like his lipo slipped out of the strap .

I use velcro on my lipos and use a strap , so if the strap comes loose it will not slide out .
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03-20-2010 08:34 AM  10 years ago
Heli Davey

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Sorry to hear that your new 700n went down!!hope you get it back in the air soon!!*TREX 500ESP*TREX 600NSP*TREX 700N LE*
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03-20-2010 11:24 AM  10 years ago
nickt919

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Yes, sorry to hear of the crash.....espically the reason for the crash. I, like many, have a 2 in 1 on my 700N with a Dean connector. I really don't like the idea of a Dean connector on 22ga. wire on the regulator end and 12ga. wire on the battery. You have to be so careful handling the plugging and unplugging the battery. It takes a toll on the light wire after a while. The 2 in 1 would be a lot better if it had a minimum of 14ga. fine strand, silicone insulated wire instead of the wire it comes with.
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03-21-2010 10:40 PM  10 years ago
Metalizer

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Battery came out.
Just wandering if the battery came loose during the chicken dance? What switch are u using?
May want to replace it just for good measure.
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03-22-2010 07:10 PM  10 years ago
chopper_crazy

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Sorry to hear about your loss.It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!
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03-31-2010 12:22 PM  10 years ago
mikmerl

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Check the cost of buying the spares against the cost of purchasing a new non combo kit. I trashed mine recently (brain fade, doing simple overconfident very low level flips) and when I tallied the cost of the parts I needed to replace, it was not far from purchasing a new kit.Vario Bell 47g II, Vario EC135, Vario BO 105 big, Vario Benzin trainer, Logo 600SE, Logo 550
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03-31-2010 12:50 PM  10 years ago
AgentOrange

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Ya i was lucky enough to find a used one here on RR for 380 so i picked it up. Still have to get some small odds and ends but I have enough left over parts to almost make another hole airframe so i think it worked out for the best.Trying not to put them in the dirt.
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03-31-2010 03:31 PM  10 years ago
JuanRodriguez

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AgentOrange ,
You never did say what happened to cause the crash....

Did you come to a conclusion ?
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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