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05-28-2015 12:49 AM  3 years agoPost 1
golddfish

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Or will it sink? Ill be going to my buddys cabin this weekend and want to know. Total loss, or just electronics?

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05-28-2015 01:09 AM  3 years agoPost 2
Charlie R

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NO ! They sink fast .
If you go in hard it can even brake the frames.

Helicopters are a mass of rotating metal fatigue surrounding an oil leak !

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05-28-2015 01:09 AM  3 years agoPost 3
Retired2011

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Total loss, or just electronics?
Depends on how deep the water is, and your willingness to dive for it...
It is going to the bottom though.

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05-28-2015 01:12 AM  3 years agoPost 4
golddfish

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Ok. Total loss then.

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05-28-2015 01:14 AM  3 years agoPost 5
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05-28-2015 04:40 AM  3 years agoPost 6
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I flew over the water once, never do it again !!!!, you see my next flight after that one was the next day over land and a cyclic servo wire became loosen and fried on the muffler making me crash, it wasn't a bad crash but if I had flown over the water a 2nd time I would have lost the complete heli

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05-28-2015 04:49 AM  3 years agoPost 7
EEngineer

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Is this some sort of test?

Like Leno's "man on the street" skits.

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05-28-2015 05:51 AM  3 years agoPost 8
Cobra 46

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I had Floats on a schluter champion once ,, it floated fine.

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05-28-2015 06:01 AM  3 years agoPost 9
EEngineer

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Yes, the floats floated....

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05-28-2015 06:12 AM  3 years agoPost 10
mr dan

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Go in nose in tail up . Let us know if the helis mains will act as a boat propeller and keep the machine moving accross the pond!

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05-28-2015 02:25 PM  3 years agoPost 11
Fauropitotto

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I really think we should have said "Yes" just to see what he posts next week.

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05-28-2015 04:37 PM  3 years agoPost 12
revmix

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trial & error

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05-28-2015 06:46 PM  3 years agoPost 13
10karer

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only if it is lighter than the water it displaces.

I just don't know about that boy.

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05-28-2015 07:02 PM  3 years agoPost 14
Aaron29

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Nope.

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05-28-2015 10:04 PM  3 years agoPost 15
RM3

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maybe if you go in hard and fast enough you can get it to bounce back out... give it a try and let us know.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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05-28-2015 10:55 PM  3 years agoPost 16
HeliRyan

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Nitro will defiantly sink so will an electric.. Seen it many a time

I don't crash, I land at full speed!

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05-28-2015 10:58 PM  3 years agoPost 17
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05-28-2015 11:11 PM  3 years agoPost 18
HeliRyan

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Electronics junk?
A friend of mine sunk his snerygy e7 at the Heli Cajun Funfly fishing... He completly submerged it.. In fact there's pics on runryder somewhere And video... Nothing was ruined and was able to dry everything out and reuse

I don't crash, I land at full speed!

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05-29-2015 01:05 AM  3 years agoPost 19
Aaron29

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I had a heli submerge and got it out. I dried what I could, even drying inside servos which sealed pretty well considering. Still lost a gyro amp. .. it crapped out months later. Thing is, water may set up rust and failure may not be immediate. You really have to dry every nook.

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05-29-2015 02:26 AM  3 years agoPost 20
Cobra 46

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I couldn't sleep last night thinking about this ,,, if I dropped a bolder in the water would it float or sink ??

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