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Old Sep 13, 2009, 09:36 PM
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How about a statically caused lock out LOL
The guys at the local flying field that fly Protos would not let me fly mine until I grounded the boom to the motor mount.

I just blasted mine around in the front yard. I love the sick amounts of power.
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Old Sep 13, 2009, 09:38 PM
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Boom was grounded to frame and frame was grounded to boom!
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Old Sep 13, 2009, 10:22 PM
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How about a statically caused lock out LOL
that was the concensus on this video over in the radio forum. everything BUT the rx still had power. magically came back to life after a minute or so. we lucked out, could have been a bad day!
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 03:34 AM
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Got 8 flights in with me Dragonus today - great fun!

Butuz
And each was better than previous
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 05:13 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAR-C2GPQjc



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAOJu...eature=channel
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 01:11 PM
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grr.. should have uploaded to Vimeo! I can't get youtube at school!! haha
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 08:56 PM
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Well I got me old SA all back together after my crash labor day weekend. I thought I would do some much needed upgrades like, Metal tail pulley, blue tail gears, and I finally replaced the chewed up main gear I used for over 60 flights. lol! I also finally used up my last set of white and red blades.
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 09:01 PM
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Damage list:

1. Tail boom
2. Tail blade
3. Tail fin
4. Main blade holder
5. Main shaft
6. Main blades
7. Fly bar
and 8. One way bearing.
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 09:27 PM
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Sorry to ask here guys but anyone know a good email address or ph.# for Align?
I'm not getting a responce from the one I have. Thanks!!!
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 03:36 AM
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Yup - I did! :D

From another thread:

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I've just got mine (no - I can't draw bigger smile using ASCII only ). I can add to the durability of tail gears/main gear: I took it outside to my lawn for the first flight (used door mat helipad). First 3-4 landings (actually all of them to the extend) were really crash landings rather than nice and smooth - most of the time (3/4) with tail ending in the grass and with horrible sound from the tail (or main gear). I did power down before touch down but still. And so far I can see no damage!

...

Unfortunately after recharging and putting kids to bed, answering phone, and adjusting expo (to none) it was already dark outside and I just hovered in the living room infront of my wife who was trying to watch TV If I hadn't thrown out from the house then - after admitting spending 200 on a toy and then irritating her while watching her favourite TV series I'm going to be ok BTW I didn't reacted to insult that 4G6 is the same as some 3-channel/two rotors toy
I'm going to take some pics today...
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 07:41 AM
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i got two packs in tonite. found myself really nervous after my two big crashes. anti clockwise circuits are really getting to me at the moment.
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 10:26 AM
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My Srimok 90 flight vid


Kasama/Ultimate Heli Srimok 90 Flight Test (9 min 7 sec)
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 11:09 AM
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i got two packs in tonite. found myself really nervous after my two big crashes. anti clockwise circuits are really getting to me at the moment.
I get like that sometimes too! Turning left just doesn't seem as fluid as turning right. Gotta keep workin at it.
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 11:15 AM
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Anti clockwise is my best direction. I can do clockwise aswell but i just need to actually 'Think' when doing so.
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 11:31 AM
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i got two packs in tonite. found myself really nervous after my two big crashes. anti clockwise circuits are really getting to me at the moment.
I get like that sometimes too! Turning left just doesn't seem as fluid as turning right. Gotta keep workin at it.
Same here. Try simple test: hover in front of you. Turn really slowly to the left (to 90deg) and you'll see that heli tends to turn around its tail and will slowly drift towards you. I find it a bit unnerving.

Now - repeat it with turning nose to 90 deg right. It will tend to turn around its main shaft and slowly drift away from you. Reason that I am so comfortable with CW piros and so uncomfortable with CCW...
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