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12-21-2010 02:28 AM  9 years ago
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Rogman88

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Broken FBL link before or after impact?
Ok flying my Trex 600 ESP practicing piroflips. At the end something happens. I may have dumb thumbed but you can hear something right before the heli falls from the sky. Post accident examination showed a link broken from the blade grip but this may have happened on impact. Can anyone break down what happened from the vid?

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12-21-2010 04:16 AM  9 years ago
ChuckJrster

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Uh, yeah, it crashed... Team Pilot for RCHeliWorkz
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12-21-2010 01:28 PM  9 years ago
Rogman88

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Thanks Chuck...High Voltage just works better
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12-21-2010 06:33 PM  9 years ago
ChuckJrster

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Just making myself out to be..."Captain Obvious!" Ta Da! [Check your local listings for book signings and appearances...]Team Pilot for RCHeliWorkz
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12-22-2010 08:53 PM  9 years ago
2004lsc

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I'll tell ya what happened!! The crapy align linkage snapped. I had the same thing happen to me on me 600esp. I was only 10' off the ground getting ready to land. I think I cracked the gear, nothing else. I was lucky. It was 10 flights in, thats it!!

I switched to the Quick uk links after and never had another problem.

It split directly on top of the linkage making it come off and the blade was flapping. Looks like thats what happened to yours from the video.

Switch all your linkages to Quick asap!!!
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12-22-2010 09:03 PM  9 years ago
rchelichop

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I think you just dumb thumbed it in by talking and you were distracted. My experience with fbl has been that crashes can be particularly hard on the links and servos as the stress from the blade breaking doesn't go through mechanical levers like fb which lessens the force each link sees.

PS, its piro which is short for pirouette, not pyro for pyrouette, unless the heli is on fire, then its pyro'ing.
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01-01-2011 03:16 AM  9 years ago
Anthony.L

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Me personally, I think your heli was pissed at you for flying past the timer that expired on your radio...

Looks like a linkage snapped in flight to me.
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02-10-2011 12:05 AM  9 years ago
trackemdown

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+1 for the heli being pissed. Don't you just hate it.
I changed my linkages when I noticed during a pre-flight that one was cracked in the threads.
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02-10-2011 12:06 AM  9 years ago
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Changed to the quick UK links, they're more robust.Grabbem-n-baggem
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