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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Hi, finished mine last night, maiden today :-))

Flight lasted around 2 - 3 seconds and ended with my Baby in her rotor head :-((((

Too much wind and blowing straight out of the sun, span the blades up, ran a few paces, leveled the nose and let go. Could not see what happened (blinded) but saw her hit the ground upside down, ouch!! I have modded the head spindle with ball races and a thrust race (pictures to follow) but after the crash the actuating arm was loose, could have vibrated loose when I was spinning the blades up (spent a couple of minutes doing this) or it could have been the wind/ lack of head speed. Building a new rotor and the story will continue ;-))
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