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12-30-2010 06:46 PM  7 years agoPost 1
danieldouville

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Napa, Ca USA

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long story short-
flying inverted forward flight directly towards me at about 3 feet off the ground, i locked up, lost orientation and crashed inverted at full speed, didnt have time to hit throttle hold until the crash. I found the heli fully submerged in a puddle, didnt snap a photo, no time
i pulled the heli out of the water and immediatly pulled all the electronics off of it and opened up the gyro sensor, 3G unit and esc as much as possible to let the water out.
I thought it would be a total loss.
as it turns out, the only damage is what you see in the picture below plus the blades, the heli flies like normal, despite water having gotten into every part in the heli, even the lipo had water in it.
i think i got lucky but i thought it would be nice to share, hopefully inciting a little post crash optimism
dont doubt,, they will fly again, Daniel

Omnidirection shocks and pursuades my soul to ignite

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12-31-2010 05:51 AM  7 years agoPost 2
RAVVEN

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Rustenburg, South Africa

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You lucky fish!!! In my crashes, thats the amount of spares I can re-use in my next build!! ENJOY 2011!!

ABC- Always Be Controling!!

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01-04-2011 11:37 PM  7 years agoPost 3
helismash

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Gloversville, NY - Fulton

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I hate when that happens!

Hey, Who put the ground there!
T-Rex 500/T-Rex 600N FBL/T-Rex 600E PRO/T-Rex 700N/T-Rex 700FBL

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01-06-2011 10:39 PM  7 years agoPost 4
danieldouville

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Napa, Ca USA

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crash update
oy vey!
after about ten successful post crash flights, the stock ESC died on me in flight, most likely attributed to the earlier crash
this time i hit the throttle hold, suspending power to the 3G unit which gave me back control of the heli and i was able to put it down safely.
be warned, if your ESC fails while using a 3G unit, it will cause the unit to go haywire! cutting the throttle circumvented the haywire and gave me back a calm controlled heli to auto in with

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