Originally Posted by Hajile
Damage list please. Would be good to know for those of us still waiting for ours so we know what to stock up on.
Stock up on feathering shafts, main shafts, flybar rods, and main gears.
This crash wasn't too bad, those are the things I had to replace. I had the parts here so I had the bird back in the air and flying again in an hour. I have had crashes so bad that I've had to replace the main frames.
Also if your just starting out make sure you have plenty of main rotor blades on hand. Look around, you can find nice 325 fiber glass blades for under $10.
Make sure you spend a little money on a decent battery charger too. those small balancing chargers that come with some models don't work very well as far as actually balancing is concerned. You can get a decent charger that works well for 3s lipos for under $50.
Oh yeah...tail booms too. A lot of times your main rotor blades will hit your tail boom in a crash and bend it beyond use. A small ding is O.K. though. The carbon fiber booms seem to hold up better.
Hope this helps.