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01-25-2012 03:02 AM  6 years agoPost 1
eggmcmuffinplz

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It was way past due, but it finally happened. Cheap protech strap broke and it tumbled hopelessly into the ground. And now Im understanding why logo owners cringe at the carnage of their beloved logo.

A few questions:
The frame seems ok for the most part, it cracked a little at the back where the boom goes in, but Im not worried about that; should i pull the frames apart to see if there are other cracks, or is it all or nothing with these frames?

The blade grip bent down and smashed into the headblock and bend the metal around where the bolts clamp on the shaft. It actually went so far that there is a scratch all the way around the clamp part, and the bolt snapped. Is it unheard of that these pieces bend? Should i add a new one to my cart?

Other than that, it seems like its fairly typical crash parts. Plus some taco'd hyperion batteries );
thanks!

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01-25-2012 04:05 PM  6 years agoPost 2
mmgaero

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Yes, Better check cracked frames carefully to be sure that you can still SECURELY clamp the boom. Also, usually if the boom is involved you probably cracked the tabs off of the two inserts that stop the boom from sliding all the way into the frames - these will slip out when you separate the frames. If the boom slid past the stops check to be sure that the two plastic belt pulleys inside the frames were not damaged.

I would also check the swash plate carefully to make sure that it is still true - the swash 'arms' that connect to the cyclic servo links sometimes bend in the 'right' crash.

AND check the 35mm screws that attach the ball-ends to the grips. From your description those are also likely bent. Just check the head parts over carefully and if concerned put them on a 'square' surface to be sure that they are true...

Mark.

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01-29-2012 06:51 PM  6 years agoPost 3
eggmcmuffinplz

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Thanks. And those bolts for sure are bent haha. Heres a picture. It doesnt look so bad on the outside.

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01-29-2012 06:55 PM  6 years agoPost 4
wrongler

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The strap that broke, was it for the batteries?

Bill Whittaker

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01-29-2012 07:02 PM  6 years agoPost 5
eggmcmuffinplz

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Yep. And it wasnt from the crash because there isnt a single mark on the battery indicating that it smashed and broke the strap. And it broke right past the buckle where its against the frames.

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01-29-2012 08:30 PM  6 years agoPost 6
gravydrive

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Interesting, how did that cause the crash? If you're thinking of buying new straps, the Mikado ones are awesome. They're grippy, so they keep your batteries from shifting around in flight. Sucks about your taco'd packs. Were you using a battery tray?

Murphy's Law Denier

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01-30-2012 12:06 AM  6 years agoPost 7
eggmcmuffinplz

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No battery tray, and the battery wasnt thrown, but it was moving around inside the frames.

I was pretty puzzled myself, but it happened during a maneuver i do quite frequenty.

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01-30-2012 09:16 AM  6 years agoPost 8
Sillyness

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So did it come unplugged or what? How did the crash actually happen?

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01-30-2012 07:32 PM  6 years agoPost 9
OLROYrrKey Veteran - Wichita Ks - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

No battery tray, and the battery wasnt thrown, but it was moving around inside the frames.
If you use Drawer Liner it works perfect, the batteries go no where with the extra grip and these straps are the best.

Tip: If you cut out perfect you can line your battery back far enough to the end of liner and get your CG perfect every time.

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