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Old Jan 31, 2011, 02:16 PM
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Bent horizontal axis

Greetings,

When i purchased my new CP3 I loaded up on rotor blades...being a newbee.
However, with 2 minor crashes to report, the blades are fine, but the impact bent mynhorizontalmaxis....twice....isnthis normal, or just cheap components ?

Thanx
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 03:53 PM
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Greetings,

When i purchased my new CP3 I loaded up on rotor blades...being a newbee.
However, with 2 minor crashes to report, the blades are fine, but the impact bent mynhorizontalmaxis....twice....isnthis normal, or just cheap components ?

Thanx
I believe you are talking about the feathering shaft, and yes it's quite normal...
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 04:00 PM
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I've crashed my CP helis a total of 3 times. Each time I had to replace the main and feathering shafts. So yes, the feathering shaft bends easily in a crash even a minor one. On some helis the feathering shaft would bend in a hard landing without braking anything else.
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 06:37 PM
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Thanx...I straightened it out until the new one arrives.....but now it wont take off.

I have lost my lift. I believe everything is back on right...but obviously not.

Can you enlighten me ?

Thanx
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