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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:32 AM
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I cannot believe the bad luck I have had with this plane. I saw the thread on balancing an EDF using a cell phone, so I built a mounting platform using a 4" PVC pipe. I will post pics later. Anyway the motor slides inside the pipe on aluminum rails. The PVC pipe is attached to a 2X6. I do not have a smart phone, but I have a tablet. So the tablet rests on the PVC pipe at about a 45 degree angle.

I had everything hooked up (BTW - the 4" PVC pipe makes a great blast shield) and spun the motor up. One of the blades comes off - holy crap. It flies out the pipe and ends up across the room. This is alarming. At least I did not fly this plane. It would have destroyed it.

I do not know what to do? Should I buy another fan? Why did this one fail.? Maybe another 70mm fan that will not self destruct?

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