Feb 04, 2013, 01:37 PM
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Pen, can you bring the Blade 300x tomorrow?
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Feb 04, 2013, 08:08 PM
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It's packed in the car right now!
Feb 05, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Brought my stuff...ready to fly.
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Feb 05, 2013, 09:45 AM
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Charging
Feb 05, 2013, 11:28 AM
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Well this sucks finally get a weather break and work kicks in... Looks like I'm out today and tomorrow. Should make it to the indoor flying at NASA Wed. night.
Feb 05, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Flying my 300X at WBC:

Bob: "Have you crashed that thing yet?"
Me: "Not yet"
Bob: "I shouldn't have said that while you're flying"
Me: "I'm not superstitious" ... "OH NO!!" ... "I guess I'm superstitious now"
Feb 05, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Was it bad? Im going to try to fly right after work since my lunch got messed up..
Feb 05, 2013, 02:51 PM
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Flying my 300X at WBC:

Bob: "Have you crashed that thing yet?"
Me: "Not yet"
Bob: "I shouldn't have said that while you're flying"
Me: "I'm not superstitious" ... "OH NO!!" ... "I guess I'm superstitious now"
The real pisser was your timer went off right after the crash.

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Was it bad?
  • Main Gear
  • One cyclic servo
  • Main Blades
  • Probably main and feathering shaft

Even though I'm not superstitious either, I still feel bad for my buddy.
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Feb 06, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Got a meeting at 11 today so may try to fly once or twice before it. Can't waste weather like this...
Feb 06, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Sorry to hear about your crash, Darren. It sounds really bad.

I won't be able to fly for some time. Too much work, TDYs and most important the family is keeping me busy. It's too sad... two new planes but no time. I guess I have to wait until spring.
Feb 06, 2013, 12:12 PM
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Madiened the mini! Had a slight issue keeping the prop on but managed two batteries. It flies sweet still needs a little tuning but its definitely a great small space plane...
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Feb 06, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Glad the maiden went well Richard. You probably need to use two orings if you're using a prop saver mount.

Thanks for the crash condolences. The crash looked bad but damage wasn't actually that bad or expensive. I picked up repair parts from Rick's over lunch so it should be flying again very soon. I didn't buy another set of CF blades though. I plan to run the stock woods for a while.
Feb 06, 2013, 04:48 PM
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Yea the orings they give you with the motor didn't even make it in the air and that was two.. They were too small and the ones I had were too big except for one I had in the bottom of my flight box.. So far it's holding but I need more..
Feb 07, 2013, 12:51 PM
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Thanks for the crash condolences. The crash looked bad but damage wasn't actually that bad or expensive. I picked up repair parts from Rick's over lunch so it should be flying again very soon.
That's good to hear. Again, I'm sorry for saying that.
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I didn't buy another set of CF blades though. I plan to run the stock woods for a while.
I guess it can now be said that Darren will be sporting wood the next time we see him with the 300x.
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Feb 07, 2013, 12:56 PM
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I guess it can now be said that Darren will be sporting wood the next time we see him with the 300x.
9.6 inch wood at that!


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