There I was... Flying my Whiplash 700E and having a great day when suddenly...
...I had no power, and I had to do a forced auto.
At first we thought it was an ESC issue and that it shut down. If there is a thermal shutdown, it still provides some power, and that is how it felt.
But once I got it home, I was going to remove the stripped main gear and I found the bolt missing (the lower Jesus bolt). Or more correctly, just a stub of it was left in the main shaft. I punched it out.
So this leads me to 2 questions:
1. Has anybody had a Jesus bolt issue with this bird??? Are there better, stronger Jesus bolts for this thing???
2. The more pressing issue is: I still can't get the head off!!! I removed the pinch bolts and the 3 ball links to the swash. The main shaft/head came up about 3/4 inch, but now it is stuck. It will not come up any more, and it will not go down. I can turn it in place, but I can't move it! Arghhhhh! How do I remove this thing???
Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know