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12-31-2010 06:04 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Copter Doctor

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But its all good. damage isnt as bad as it looks and the mechs are fine except for a bent feathering spindle.
What happened? total engine failure while i was high and far away. luckily i was able to turn it around during the auto and steer it in a direction that brought it closer to me. touchdown point was still out of my view but i kept it flat and hoped the gear would earn its keep and it did. 2nd crash with a scaler this year but as the year is at an end, chances are there wont be any more til next year
post crash investigation revealed the crash was my fault. i had to pull the vent line from the muffler and forgot to reconect it. in flight, the engine leaned and died. what a dufus i tend to occasionally be
well, damage is light so she will fly again

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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12-31-2010 06:53 PM  7 years agoPost 2
dkshema

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Hey, it's not a total loss -- your pilot still has a death grip on the collective and cyclic!
but as the year is at an end, chances are there wont be any more til next year
Now THAT's spoken like a true flyer!

Happy new year and better luck with the birds next year.

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12-31-2010 08:06 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Zaneman007

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From the photos, It looks like the pilot made it through OK. At least that is good news.

Old Guys Rule!

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01-04-2011 11:35 PM  7 years agoPost 4
helismash

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That's a shame. That thing looked like it was sharp looking! Sorry for your bad luck.

Hey, Who put the ground there!
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01-05-2011 10:03 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Rogman88

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West Monroe, LA

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High Voltage just works better

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01-06-2011 12:51 AM  7 years agoPost 6
ChuckJrster

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Ain't no thang! You'll have 'er back in the air in no time!

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01-06-2011 10:49 PM  7 years agoPost 7
USAF Retired

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Sorry to see that happen...

In God We Trust

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01-15-2011 07:20 PM  7 years agoPost 8
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dang man, sorry to see that.

Dropping Tones!

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01-16-2011 07:01 PM  7 years agoPost 9
Stephen Born

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Ouch! I bet that fuselage was expensive too!

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01-18-2011 03:50 PM  7 years agoPost 10
chopper_crazy

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I always feel bad when I see a scale project go in the ground. I'm sorry for your loss

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-23-2011 02:04 PM  7 years agoPost 11
dsl11us

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I have seen your work and that must of took a peice of your heart with you when it went in i also saw you auto airwolf on rr here. how bad was that one and was that the second one your talking about?

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01-24-2011 12:52 AM  7 years agoPost 12
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thans guys. the fuse is a century 60 size etranger, not expensive at all.
the airwolf was back in the air after an engine swap. only damage was the rocket pod underneath the fuse.
the first crash of 2010 i spoke of was my md500 which is being repainted nowanyway, the sheriff heli is on its way to recovery

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01-24-2011 04:56 AM  7 years agoPost 13
max232

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the first crash of 2010 i spoke of was my md500 which is being repainted nowanyway, the sheriff heli is on its way to recovery
Would that be the one at Birmingham?

Sorry about the crash Today my son crashed the 600le he bought at Ircha. It's not if but when in this hobby

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01-24-2011 12:54 PM  7 years agoPost 14
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yep, thats the one
you are so right!!

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01-24-2011 01:08 PM  7 years agoPost 15
helismash

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Copter Doctor

How are the repairs progressing? Let's see some photos!

Hey, Who put the ground there!
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01-24-2011 04:51 PM  7 years agoPost 16
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I like the paint job.

Avant RC
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01-25-2011 12:51 AM  7 years agoPost 17
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thanks man, the fullsize looks nice both on the ground and in the air.
the repairs are coming along but slow as i only get time on the weekends to work on it. willpost pics of the progress however.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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01-25-2011 12:01 PM  7 years agoPost 18
T Howard

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We know you will get her back in the air. I do not know about you but I am ready for Birmingham. Will see you there I hope.

OHHHH crap!! That was fun

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01-26-2011 01:41 AM  7 years agoPost 19
trackemdown

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Awesome...Good luck.

Grabbem-n-baggem

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02-13-2011 02:59 AM  7 years agoPost 20
helismash

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How are the repairs progressing?

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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