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Old Jul 28, 2005, 02:15 AM
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Things that make you sad

When you go to the field to fly, you're doing a great job, and the aerelon servo fails on you and you don't have time to figure it out until after the heli hits.

When you go home and change out the servo and even though it is the same exact servo, you forget to servo reverse on the Tx. That's a set of blades that needs some work. And you now need to change out another feathering shaft.

And when you get back outside to hover, you give the heli some power for a short climb and it dips to the right (in normal mode) and the only thing to do is to kill the throttle and hope.

So you balance unbroken blades that you have found and install them. Let's try to troubleshoot this problem. (Not when the gods are against you).

The end result is the heli is completely torn apart, the problem was there was a hairline crack that I didn't see and after attempting to fix the heli by crashing it, I can now see.

So I got all the good parts in one box, all the bad parts in another box, and I'm thinking of whether to replace the V2 frame with a HDEXL frame or what.

I guess the one good thing about this is I can fly my wing this weekend since I have an extra CC35.

Oh...and all is not nihl. The CDE XL is in perfect flying condition. I've just been trying to get the V2 in perfect flying condition. When the V2 gives me trouble, I take the XL out for a spin and smile.
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 04:42 AM
That tree again!!!!
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Also when you change the RX to a different brand, you did not notice that the swashplate is not level. You went out to the field, flew up, and keep loosing control the heli until it crashed to the ground .

Or you just finish building your heli after a few days grounded, and then a radio hit or locked out and the heli just flew to the ground just 2 minutes after take off.

yah, it's very sad.

thanh
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 05:50 AM
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 08:20 AM
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Ditto
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 08:32 AM
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When some pratt steals you brand new heliup carbon frame......
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 08:34 AM
Sponsered By My Wallet!
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T-rexmad, did you get to the bottom of that? If not, I hope you do so soon, and the guy pays dearly for it.
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 08:45 AM
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Ouch
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 08:57 AM
Vampyre Inc
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Never look at crashing as a bad thing, Crashes are upgrade opportunities! Get the better frame!
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 09:13 AM
Seemed like a good idea!
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Time for me to weigh in here. DITTO!
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 09:23 AM
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When you crash at one field 4 times in a row but do good at the other field!
1st: pilot error
2nd: severe glitches
3rd: ? donnoe what happened
4th: 2 screw fell out of new raptor and crashed

When you change out the tail boom and forget to plug the tail servo back up
When you fly by the sun and loose orientation. Never do that
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 09:54 AM
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Helihobby makes baby Jesus cry
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 10:09 AM
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every month on the 23rd.


hehe..............................





end of my 'heli' credit card billing cycle. look on my face 3 days later when the bill arrives:

look on my face when flying inverted: priceless.




how's that for a feelgood about something bad post
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 12:45 PM
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The day you realize you spent $800.00 in upgrades on a $200.00 shogun.
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 01:13 PM
Seemed like a good idea!
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When you take a perfectly good, flyable e-heli and during a brain-freeze you flip the idle-up switch and watch it beat itself to death before you figure out what you just did.

When you later take the very same, and now repaired ($$$) heli and turn the TX off before the battery is disconnected. And then watch it beat itself to death.....
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 01:25 PM
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Tony: Wayne put some bad mojo on you after you put the mojo on him that kept him from even trying a piro for 3 months.

beemer: OUCH!!!
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