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#1 andrewho83 Mar 16, 2012 12:09 PM

worst epic fail EVER.
 
After a long night of rebuilding my Genius CP, I thought I would take it out for some fun on my lunch hour. I bought the double brushless kit, but only installed the BL main motor, with a mini cp tail motor.

So I hit up the local field, it's a water treatment plant with a park next to it, and its quite fairly empty.

I walk with my head up and proud, and take it out of my newly acquired helicopter box, finished with foam padding and cutouts. SO happy.

I fly through the first battery and man does this bird ever have fast pitches ! so cool. I ended up crashing it into the ground when a servo horn broke off, but fixed it right after.

Take off again, and oh high it goes ! I lament on the sighting of an observing pedestrian as I can't take the pressure of my amateur flying skills. I decide to lower the plane down. and damn, the tail starts to blow out !!

o..m..g.

I manage to gain control of it, but its way too high up there to correct to tail in orientation since thats the only one I know how to fly, and it ends up taking a nose dive...

Hard on the controls, I jam my right thumb for right aileron, harder than I've ever pushed before, but it is still diving...

It all goes down in a matter of a second and no sound of any impact of it hitting the ground? :confused::confused:

http://www.andrew-ho.com/epicfail.jpg

no...really...no.. it didnt.. NO !!!!

i wish i had the bravery to go get my camera and take a pic of what happened, but it was just a blur as i was in shock and i see my poor little plane with its red light and servos twitching at the bottom of a sewer grater. :censored:

:censored::censored::censored::censored::censored: :censored::censored:

#2 greyhoundfan Mar 16, 2012 12:22 PM

ouch. . I've landed a few times close to an grated storm drain..

#3 Xrayted Mar 16, 2012 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by andrewho83 (Post 21052144)
After a long night of rebuilding my Genius CP, I thought I would take it out for some fun on my lunch hour. I bought the double brushless kit, but only installed the BL main motor, with a mini cp tail motor.

So I hit up the local field, it's a water treatment plant with a park next to it, and its quite fairly empty.

I walk with my head up and proud, and take it out of my newly acquired helicopter box, finished with foam padding and cutouts. SO happy.

I fly through the first battery and man does this bird ever have fast pitches ! so cool. I ended up crashing it into the ground when a servo horn broke off, but fixed it right after.

Take off again, and oh high it goes ! I lament on the sighting of an observing pedestrian as I can't take the pressure of my amateur flying skills. I decide to lower the plane down. and damn, the tail starts to blow out !!

o..m..g.

I manage to gain control of it, but its way too high up there to correct to tail in orientation since thats the only one I know how to fly, and it ends up taking a nose dive...

Hard on the controls, I jam my right thumb for right aileron, harder than I've ever pushed before, but it is still diving...

It all goes down in a matter of a second and no sound of any impact of it hitting the ground? :confused::confused:

http://www.andrew-ho.com/epicfail.jpg

no...really...no.. it didnt.. NO !!!!

i wish i had the bravery to go get my camera and take a pic of what happened, but it was just a blur as i was in shock and i see my poor little plane with its red light and servos twitching at the bottom of a sewer grater. :censored:

:censored::censored::censored::censored::censored: :censored::censored:

Have you even been ice fishing before? Whatever you drop will always somehow find its way into a 7 inch hole in the ice, despite having miles of solid frozen lake or ground around the hole:eek:

Sorry for your loss.

#4 zadaw Mar 16, 2012 01:22 PM

Did you get it then?

I crashed my V120D02S into a sludge filled sewer recently but that was industrial waste. So I had no qualms in getting it out. However, I would think twice if it were human excrement.

#5 andrewho83 Mar 16, 2012 01:47 PM

Yeah I managed to retrieve it with a stick. The servos were twitching, but I think the board is dead for sure.

I made a stupid mistake of wiping it down and then trying (without knowing if I wiped all the water away), but to no avail, the bird didnt bind.

What is weird is that when I saw the bird in there, I put on throttle hold, and I could see the green light turn on, which means the board was responding - but something must have happened between taking it out, wiping it off, and trying it again (while moist). blah !

It was actually just clean water, no human excrement, thank GOD !

but i'm bummed out after I had spent over $80 in parts just to crash it down.

#6 RawmadeCF Mar 16, 2012 02:56 PM

you AlWAYS let electronics dry overnight before trying to power them.
That sucks dude.

#7 TucsonFlyer Mar 16, 2012 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by RawmadeCF (Post 21053671)
you AlWAYS let electronics dry overnight before trying to power them.
That sucks dude.

Go spend a dollar on a bag of the cheapest white rice you can find, remove the canopy and bury the heli in rice. Give it overnight and see what happens. I've saved a few devices from watery graves this way and for the price it's always worth a try.

#8 liduno Mar 16, 2012 03:38 PM

Friend of mine just drove his rc10 into a runoff drain, one of the ones that are built into the curb.

He had miles of curb he could have ran into but like the ice hole analogy he found the one with a hole in it..lol

#9 TucsonFlyer Mar 16, 2012 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by liduno (Post 21054042)
Friend of mine just drove his rc10 into a runoff drain, one of the ones that are built into the curb.

He had miles of curb he could have ran into but like the ice hole analogy he found the one with a hole in it..lol

The ice hole analogy is actually a real phenomenon when it comes to driving/flying things.

I did racing instruction for cars and karts for several years and you wouldn't believe how much of a difference where someone is looking makes when it comes to lap times... and hitting things. People tend to do two things, go where they're looking and look at the wrong things. Unfortunately most folks tend to stare at something they're afraid that they'll hit (cones, poles, tires, etc) and then drive right into it. Same thing applies to RC.

In the end, it means, look where you want the heli to go, not where you're afraid it'll go (that pole, the bush, the ground). You'll be surprised how well your brain can manage to fly your helicopter without you staring and doing all that thinking ;)

#10 liduno Mar 16, 2012 05:10 PM

I have also noticed when you drop a screw or a bolt when working on a car it will inevitably go directly to the center of the car, I call the it finding magnetic north..lol


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