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04-01-2015 01:05 AM  6 years ago
Cobra 46

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Ssmith that hit my funny bone. !!! Awsome !!
I always Cary mine by the head and tail against my body to ! Just in case it tries to spool up !
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04-01-2015 01:06 AM  6 years ago
Stephen Born

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04-01-2015 01:25 AM  6 years ago
Retired2011

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Good point!

I hate it when I have to carry it in a basket.
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04-01-2015 01:51 AM  6 years ago
MMarozas

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You have to remember that the spindle takes all the load in the air. It will be fine holding it by a grip. Most you could do and maybe only on soft dampeners is throw them out of track a little. If you still don't fell like its safe. Use your middle and pointer finger and grab both grips.
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04-01-2015 03:29 AM  6 years ago
ICUR1-2

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I have carried mine to car, hanging by the tail fin, sometimes by the landing gear sometimes upside down.

you can even pick it up by the blades extended and nothing will happen.

the stresses they take in the air far exceed it own weight while in your hands
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04-01-2015 04:28 AM  6 years ago
EEngineer

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I grab it by the tail blades and drag it along the ground behind me.
LMAO....

Do you also fly planks?

If so, I bet you fly "tail draggers"....
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04-01-2015 04:30 AM  6 years ago
EEngineer

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If you drop the club you can drag two...
Youse guys are killing me....LOL
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04-01-2015 05:00 AM  6 years ago
turboomni

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My method is to sneak up behind the heli when it is either feeding on electrons ,,alcohol,nitro or a gasoline engine with a mild sedative of 2 cycle oil ,,,I am behind the heli that is still unaware of my where abouts and I SILENTLY turn on the rx battery switch,,the TX has been on quite awhile by this time . I wait and when the time is right I grab the heli suddenly by it's landing gear and throw the f@#king thing as hard as I can at full throttle into the air!!

Works for me
Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them
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04-01-2015 05:03 AM  6 years ago
EEngineer

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carry my heli AFTER the flight...
Doesn't matter how one drags it then...
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04-01-2015 05:05 AM  6 years ago
EEngineer

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Tried to carry it inverted with my finger at the head button...didn't work out too well....the heli was nose heavy...
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04-01-2015 05:12 AM  6 years ago
Aaron29

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To the OP: Watch some more 3D videos and imagine what that spindle/mainshaft is going through, then tell me if you are still worried about the spindle or mainshaft bending from you carrying it.

I've carried it by a single blade grip for years. I just let it hang. No issues whatsoever.

We're talking about a mere 10 lbs of heli vs. 8mm steel shaft. Of course you can't hurt it doing that. So yes, you are wrong thinking that. Heh. The good news is, you have little left to ponder in carrying your heli. One less thing to worry about. Go have fun.
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04-01-2015 05:16 AM  6 years ago
Aaron29

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I am more concerned on how I carry my heli AFTER the flight...
If it goes well, carry it by blade grip.

If it goes not well, carry it by a garbage bag.
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04-01-2015 06:02 AM  6 years ago
flyboy1985

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i guess the reason i started thinking the way he carried it was wrong , was because it seemed as tho everytime he did carry it , his pitch would go out a deg or 2 ,,sometime 5 or more,, i guess he must have been stressing the link somehow, ever so slightly ovaling it , thus making it loose and a slight change ,or maybe it was just a old wron one he never changed, funny tho how i never thought about the forces when doing a tic toc, ha , had i known that i would have not just wasted your guys time,, oh well , thanks for opening my eyes to yet another dumb lesson learned , after all , im just a cave man , your ways of flying , frighten and confuse me going pro , one crash at a time
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04-01-2015 07:26 AM  6 years ago
RAK402

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I carry it by one blade grip:

Team KBDD/Compass Team Manger/Experience RC/Team JR Americas/WR Field Rep
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04-01-2015 12:11 PM  6 years ago
ICUR1-2

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everytime he did carry it , his pitch would go out a deg or 2 ,,sometime 5 or more,, i guess he must have been stressing the link somehow, ever so slightly ovaling it , thus making it loose and a slight change
If this happens to any model it isn't flight worthy I would stay far away from him when he's flying.
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04-01-2015 01:10 PM  6 years ago
Jeff polisena

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I've been flying over 15 years and have owned most brands and always carry the Heli by the grips . Never had any issue with failures due to handling this way . I figure if the grips can handle my flying then toting to the flight line by grips is nothing .I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)
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04-01-2015 02:21 PM  6 years ago
Richardmid1

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There is simply no other way to carry a heli! Since RC helis have been around (50 years?), this is how they have been carried. It is the toughest part of the heli and right where they balance. It is also the safest way to carry a heli since you have a firm hold of the head.60% of the time, it works every time!
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04-01-2015 02:40 PM  6 years ago
KevinB

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Been flying helis for 29 years now. Always carried them by the head. Both by the "two fingers under either grip" and by one grip alone. From mcpx to 700 size...nitro and electric....fully fueled/batteries loaded. NEVER had an issue caused by the carrying.

As already stated, the forces placed on the head components during flight FAR exceed anything they will ever see being carried by the head or main rotor grips.

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04-01-2015 04:00 PM  6 years ago
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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i some time carry mines by the skidsInsha Allah made in america
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04-01-2015 04:22 PM  6 years ago
artimus

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I have the new fbl controler the makes the heli take its self out to the flight line and is waiting for me when i arrive at the flying field and has brought me a mocha from the bikini baristia down the road. Happy April 1 to all my fellow fools. I would like to see the HK invisable jet they offered today.Fly Hard......Team Viagra
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