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Dec 27, 2006, 04:20 AM
I failed linkage geometry
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Don't you just hate that?


Dont you hate it when you know something is going to go wrong?

Like today. I go to Glenfern Rd for some sloping and the wind (breeze, more like it), is nothing like the forecasted 15-20 knots. What the hey, an 80 km round trip for that!?!

My Alula spits the dummy and decides it aint going to work . probably a bung crystal.

So my mate Max, who has been there an hour or so offers me a fly of his Horejsi Salsa. I have a couple of nice flights but the conditions are ordinary. I do a few discus launches for him and he loves the extra height I get. He hands it back to me when the conditions start to improve. I fly for a couple more minutes when he states "should think about landing it soon. I've been flying since 2pm (now 3.30) and it's only a 280MAh pack" (driving 4 servos).

Within 30 seconds it was dead. Just went completely off the air and spiralled in from 100' or so. We both had a semi-chuckle about the now deadly serious comment just uttered. Luckily, some-one upstairs likes Max as there was bugger all damage. A few minutes with some zap and scraps of balsa will have it back in the air again.

At least Max now knows how long he can fly the model safely on that receiver pack.....
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Dec 27, 2006, 04:51 AM
Magic Blue Smoke costs to much
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Wow mate, you shore are haveing a run of bad luck. Hope the New Year is better for ya.
Dec 27, 2006, 05:25 AM
TEAM OZSKUNKWORX
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DOH...........
Killy was good late today about 12 knts s sw flew to dark you should have come up jase just not happy i left the discus at home.Shane
Dec 27, 2006, 05:31 AM
I failed linkage geometry
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Originally Posted by jason H
Wow mate, you shore are haveing a run of bad luck. Hope the New Year is better for ya.
I wouldn't say it was my bad luck. More like Max's bad luck
Dec 27, 2006, 05:49 AM
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Glenn what was wrong with the alula hope you fixed the problem mate
Dec 27, 2006, 06:20 AM
I failed linkage geometry
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To tell the truth I haven't even unpacked the car. It worked fine last outing and the battery is fully charged so I suspect crystal or Rx is RS.
Dec 27, 2006, 06:32 AM
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Hope you recterfi the problem mate they are a S/HOT little model i have 2 off them
Dec 27, 2006, 06:37 AM
I failed linkage geometry
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I've only one. But it's a real one.
Dec 27, 2006, 04:25 PM
I failed linkage geometry
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Yep. As suspected a dead crystal.

Now why doesn't some-one invent an R/C system where these things aren't required.
Dec 27, 2006, 04:33 PM
If it ain't broke...break it!
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Now why doesn't some-one invent an R/C system where these things aren't required.
Just as soon as they stop making them from cantaffordium......
Dec 31, 2006, 01:30 PM
Laughs at his own jokes.
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spits the dummy???????????????
Dec 31, 2006, 01:55 PM
Magic Blue Smoke costs to much
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Originally Posted by salisbug
I've only one. But it's a real one.
Yerrrr, thats some funny sh*t. Shanus is the KING of Copying.
Dec 31, 2006, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by IwantaJet
spits the dummy???????????????
An interpretation of above.
Same thing as chuck'in a wobbley
Jan 04, 2007, 03:45 AM
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The copied one flyies as good as the real one dont worry about that as you no jase my hd polystyrene halfpipe flies as good as my ridgie didge one same with the F20 copied one is on my avatar but now its dead due high speed cash whilst learning to ds eps doesnt handle crashes like epp
PS i buy the real thing first than copy it nothing wrong with that is there


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