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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:32 PM
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Unbreakable !

Today I took my EH200-modified F45 for 2 flights.
On the second, when the heli was at more then 100 meters, it began to slip to the right (I thought).
So I gave aileron to the left to compensate, it drifted more, I gave more aileron, and finaly the heli smashed in a field.
I realized at this moment, that with the bright sky and the distance, I had misjuged the helis position, thinking it was sliping to the right, but it was in fact sliping to the left, and all I did is to accelerate this.

The crash, even seen from the distance, was very hard, and I said to myself "OK this time there will be lots of things to repair."
Finally I took the heli, it was full of earth and mud on the left side, but, nothing seemed broken.
Astonishing.
It was raining the last days, so the earth is wet and soft, that helped to amortize the crash
It was still bound to the TX so I tried to spool it up, but there was a bad vibration when the rotor was turning.
The rotor shaft didn't seem to bee bent, the flybar neither, then I saw that one of the blades was severely bent.
I replaced the blade, cleaned the heli from the earth and mud, and voilą, it flies like before.
It's really incredible how this thing is robust.

Have nice flights and smooth landings

Roland
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