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Old Aug 05, 2012, 01:14 PM
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This is a lot like what happened yesterday but on a smaller (450) scale.

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=437974

I thought I was being safe.
I even had safety goggles on in the parking lot where I was testing this at.
I'm seriously lucky I was not hit by that blade that came off.
I have to seriously revisit my level of stupidity and figure out a way to not ever have this happen around myself or other people again.
The blade hit something (right behind me) 50 FT. away instantly I heard it hit at what sounded like exactly the same time I heard the loud POP! of the helicopter exploding.
It sounded exactly like a gunshot and something else getting hit by a bullet behind me.
I don't think it would have ever happened if it weren't for the heavier Align 325mm carbon blades (12 Grams heavier than stock, and single metal washer I was using to make them fit into the blade grips (3 grams).
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 04:58 PM
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I think I need to 'convert' this thread into my blog or something ;-)
Anyhow here's another video.. in mild wind of 7-10kts.
At the end I try inverted and the battery tells me no so I kill the power and land really hard with no harm done.
I wish I could fly my CP V2 even half this witty.
You'll have to tell it HD 720P and full screen or you're not going to see anything much.
It's tiny.

MCPx is easy. (2 min 15 sec)
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:19 PM
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OK here's a cool mod for ya (still hate this helicopter with a passion.
It's only good for hovering practice or a hover trainer period.
Tail blade replaced with one form a Blade mQx!
No more tail blades busting off.
:-)
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Here's a flight on that configuration:
cb-180D pushing the limits (2 min 11 sec)
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 08:18 AM
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Been practicing a lot!
This one flies a little nicer :-)

450X Out of the Box flight Tail Oscillation on FFF (0 min 0 sec)
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 09:33 PM
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The old bag still flies!
Never had to heart to crapcan it as it was my first single rotor helicopter.
I've learned how to fly it and not crash (never take a fast turn) and never fly in over 5MPH of wind.
With those two rules it will last forever.

Here's my latest video pushing it to it's speed limits in about 3MPH of wind.
It now belongs to my father in-law gave it to him as a gift after rebuilding it one last time.

He doesn't fly it yet, he's learning on an mQx. I usually take it up for a show or two
whenever I'm over there visiting.

CB-180D fixed pitch RC Helicopter (4 min 4 sec)
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 09:46 PM
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Blade mQx tail blade works great and no motor overheating!
Oh and it never breaks.
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Old Oct 11, 2013, 09:23 PM
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I still have that silly thing!
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