Talk about practice... had to do a very unexpected auto-rotation with the EP-8 a short while ago!
I was doing power ups in the backyard then all of a sudden..... NO POWER!!!
1745gram heli comin' down quick. I guess I popped the pitch at the right moment and it eased down on the grass. Found out that the pinion came loose. One grub screw missing or never there in the first place, the other was loose and no Lock-tite in either. That's one thing I didn't check on this pre-built heli. Betcha that won't happen again on this heli... betcha!
Pucker factor...... 9.9 on a scale of 1-10