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12-20-2010 08:20 PM  9 years ago
ChuckJrster

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"Who" found "What" exactly ? I don't see what you mean in earlier posts, unless I'm going blind so please show me the way! Team Pilot for RCHeliWorkz
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12-20-2010 09:03 PM  9 years ago
Ravenhyper50

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From the youtube page;
Well we got an local diver that found the heli at about 17 meters of depth. all electronics was broken but the rest of the heli is good
I think if it was 70 Meters no heli would be worth that kind of dive, unless its another hobby of yours

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12-20-2010 09:07 PM  9 years ago
ChuckJrster

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Ah, gotcha, I didn't watch that link. Thx much!

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12-20-2010 10:17 PM  9 years ago
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That is a shame! What was the Challenge anyway?In God We Trust
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12-20-2010 10:44 PM  9 years ago
McKrackin

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I didn't see the post that said 17.Only the one that said 70.

The 17 came from the owner so I'll believe it.lol....

By the way though,I have been in areas in Spain and a few others that were hundreds of feet deep just a few yards out.Just sayin
I literally never use the word literally right.
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12-20-2010 11:59 PM  9 years ago
ChuckJrster

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Gotcha, I know one thing, If that was my bird (and, I'd NEVER fly it over water like that in the 1st place!) but just saying, if it was, and, if I new that I would of had a "ghost of a chance" to retrieve that thing, even after a little water logging etc. as at least maybe the canopy and/or the frame, landing struts & pipes, tail & tail boom (i.e. the airframe itself) would have been "okay" maybe, depending upon the impact. I'm sure the motor, battery & ESC would of course have been "toast!" And on top of all of that, it was an Align T-REX 550e, a brand new bird!Team Pilot for RCHeliWorkz
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12-21-2010 12:13 AM  9 years ago
McKrackin

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If it was yours............what?
Finish the thought.lol....
I literally never use the word literally right.
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12-21-2010 12:16 AM  9 years ago
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That was a deep dive, but probably not 70.1 meters. You don't need a twin pack plus a deco bottle for 56 feet. The other thing is he had lights. 56 feet won't require lights with cold water since there is typically no thermocline.

I don't believe the depth was 229 feet (70.1M) either. Even with compressed air (21% O2), oxygen toxicity would limit the diver to 180 feet max if he was an experienced deep diver. Most will feel O2 toxicity at about 110 to 120 feet. At about 150 feet, O2 would be severely toxic. You'd pass out or go into convultions.

I've done 170 feet on air. I don't believe 229 ft is possible on compressed air for even an experienced deep diver. Maybe he held his breath from 120 feet down to 229 feet.
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12-21-2010 12:23 AM  9 years ago
McKrackin

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How do scuba divers follow free divers down to 120 meters?I literally never use the word literally right.
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12-21-2010 01:26 AM  9 years ago
busyflyin

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How many ways was that stupid? Can anyone count that high?
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12-21-2010 02:15 AM  9 years ago
McKrackin

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Almost set up type stupid.Huh?I literally never use the word literally right.
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12-21-2010 02:30 AM  9 years ago
ChuckJrster

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mckrack, I thought I did finish out my thoughts there, if you were referring to me? In other words, if it was my helicopter, and, I knew that there was a "ghost of a chance" to retrieve it, I would find any and all ways to do so. I'm not like a lot of guys that simply "throw money (i.e. the heli) away."Team Pilot for RCHeliWorkz
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12-23-2010 07:40 PM  9 years ago
chopper_crazy

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the video of the beach flying makes me sick. I couldn't even imagine doing something that stupid with my helis. Pure disrespectIt's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!
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12-23-2010 10:23 PM  9 years ago
mtpisgah99

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you lied....
you said it was a total loss. you still have your radio...so cheers.
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12-23-2010 10:34 PM  9 years ago
McKrackin

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you said it was a total loss. you still have your radio...so cheers.
That makes sense.
The radio is usually the most expensive part of your heli and it will survive 99.999999999999% of all crashes.

If the radio is destroyed in a crash,the flyer is probably screwed too.lol....
I literally never use the word literally right.
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12-23-2010 10:53 PM  9 years ago
Band1086

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you said it was a total loss. you still have your radio...so cheers
Looks like he more than that back though. Dry and clean out the electronics and most would probably be fine too.
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12-23-2010 10:55 PM  9 years ago
distefs

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I'm hoping we see another video where he explains all the parts he needed to replace (which I'm sure is more than he anticiapted), and then proceeds to fly it again- and loose it again, blaming the setup again.
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12-23-2010 10:57 PM  9 years ago
McKrackin

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The motor was the only electronic component that was salvaged.

I think it's in the comments of one of his videos but I don't remember which.
I literally never use the word literally right.
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12-23-2010 11:10 PM  9 years ago
distefs

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That comment was made before he actually rebuilt it. I think he was going through the denial stage that we all go through after a crash- "It's not so bad. Just need a flybar and some blades. That's it, no biggie". Then after you get it on the bench, it's a flybar, blades, bearings, the frames have a crack that you missed, one of the servos feels screwed up and for some reason the gyro doesn't work right.
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12-23-2010 11:37 PM  9 years ago
Band1086

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That comment was made before he actually rebuilt it. I think he was going through the denial stage that we all go through after a crash- "It's not so bad. Just need a flybar and some blades. That's it, no biggie". Then after you get it on the bench, it's a flybar, blades, bearings, the frames have a crack that you missed, one of the servos feels screwed up and for some reason the gyro doesn't work right.
LOL Been there done that! Many years ago I had an X-Cell 30(my first heli). The Planker guys were having a float fly down at the river, so I put my Hobbico blow up pontoons on my heli and went with them. Well, I was a Newb, but was willing to try nearly anything(it's that Adrenalin rush we're all after isn't it?). I took off of the water and was hovering, and wanted to try landing on it. The throttle curve in normal was set too high for what I was doing, and when I set it on the water I couldn't get the HS to slow enough to stop the heli(throttle hold??? guess I didn't know what that was, like I said I was a newb). I kept trying to bring the throttle down, but of course it was also giving neg col. Pretty quick the tail hit the water and before I knew it the whole heli was up side down with my blow up pontoons keeping it from going to the bottom. I rushed out there quickly, the water was only about chest height, and grabbed it. The plankers thought that was pretty funny, of course they would. But when I had dried everything out, everything worked to my amazement. Even the Ni-Cad batt. It was an N, so I can't speak to an ESC or powerful Lipo. That was my underwater heli experience!
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