View Full Version : Recenty stolen from me today.
02-06-2005, 06:37 PM
I was at my local flying feild, SunSet RC Club. I was doing some inverted flight when my heli sputtered, I rolled in over and it stalled. I was doing a really good auto when all of a sudden the water jumped up and stole my heli right out of the air. This is some bad as water, it still has not returned my heli and this was about 8 hours ago. Hoping tomm. will be a better recovery day.
02-06-2005, 07:22 PM
That sucks Rodney! :( We have a lot of hazards around here, but no water. Sorry for your loss, hopefully you can find iit in the AM.
02-06-2005, 07:24 PM
Oh man that's gotta hurt :( sorry to hear that
02-06-2005, 10:42 PM
sorry about your loss, Clint knows all about those ponds..Will you be ready for the coming up fly in?? And is the water deep? JOEL
02-07-2005, 04:11 PM
Rodney if I was there man id go recover it for ya if the water aint too deep (15-20 feet). Im a really good swimmer and I love snorkleing. :lol: I can hold my breath for over a minute like a minute and a half. LOL. Anyways good luck getting it out. And kick that waters @$$ when you get it back! :lol: :D
02-07-2005, 04:13 PM
Well it came out today. There was alot of work involed and I would like to thank my friends Dave Yarrington and Leo for there help. Without them it wouldnt have happened. Got to tear it down today to get it dried out and sent off to be tested, futaba parts and duralites. Water was at 31 feet on my dive computor, at least that was the max depth. I think heli was in aroung 28 feet. the water is so dark you cant see 1 inch in front of you. So it was feel and hope you didnt get the gator by his tail.
02-07-2005, 04:36 PM
EXCELLENT!!! Congratulations on a GREAT recovery Rodney!! Dude, you ROCK!!
That is awesome!!
02-07-2005, 05:56 PM
Rodney, bless your heart.... you haven't had a lot of good luck lately with this and the deal on the plane. Take care my friend and I hope the electronic damage will be held to a minimum.
I am glad you were able to find it. I am an ex-diver (certified in 1975 and quit diving in the 80's) and I know how lousy it feels to dive in murk that you can't see anything.... dang, just not fun. Glad you found it and had no gator incidences !!!! :shock:
02-07-2005, 07:58 PM
I have been drying and scrubing electronics for the last hour or two. I think the only thing im going to loose is the duralite. It seems to have went up in smoke, only I couldnt see it thru the dark murky water. I dried and cleaned evrything else, all seems to be working without gears in them that is. I will assemble them all ans send to futaba for the final checkout.
02-08-2005, 09:38 AM
At least the water put the fire out so nothing else burned up...IT could have looked like Matt's fury...See ya soon!!
02-08-2005, 10:00 PM
Hey Rodney i'm pretty sure i recall somebody saying " Hey Rodney I think your over the water" and then you replied " No man i got it" and then the 2 of them saying " Oh S**T" and running for the pond. You know what come to remember it was me who said it. :lol:
02-08-2005, 10:11 PM
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02-09-2005, 12:29 PM
02-11-2005, 04:11 PM
I'd beat the water into submission :mrgreen: