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Old 02-25-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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Location: Houston,TX
Angry 450V2 run over by 2001 Mustang

I had a friend over this weekend while working on my car and I left the heli on the edge of my rather large driveway to cool while working on the car so we could fly again a few minutes later. Inadvertently he went to move his car and ran square over the middle of the heli with the front tire (nearly missing the transmitter) then stopped on it when I started yelling..

Needless to say he's helping pay for the new frame both upper/lower and bottom plastic part, 1 servo, main/tail gears, shaft (main and feathering), ESC was crushed and broken but somehow the motor lives, flybar, tail boom, and some screws that got bent. I was really surprised that this was the only damage. I wish I would have gotten the camera while it was under the tire.. Everything else tested out ok (I say "everything" meaning the tail / head and some electronics and screws..

Luckily I pulled the FP EVO2500 batt out after flight, it would have been crushed and probably burned the heli and cost another $100.

I have/had the training wheels on since I'm not quite finished mastering nose in (close though) and the green wire all over as well as the large silver box in the nose are electroluminescent string and power supply (and they live!)

Here's what I ordered minus some spares like servo that I have,

1 x Align 220mm Flybar Rod (AGNHS1264) = $4.99
1 x Align 450V2 Main Frame Set (Black) (AGNHS1244-00) = $21.99
1 x Align Carbon Fiber Lower Frame (Black) (AGNHS1183-00) = $21.99
1 x Align 450V2 Battery Mounting Plate (3K/Black) (AGNHS1246-00) = $14.99
1 x Align Autorotation Tail Drive Gear (Blue) (AGNHS1220-84) = $6.99
1 x Castle Creations Phoenix 45 Brushless Speed Control (CSEPHX45) = $94.99
1 x Align Bottom Plate (AGNHS1124) = $7.99
1 x Align New Main Gear 150T (3) (AGNHS1219-84) = $8.99
1 x Align Landing Skid Set (Black) (AGNHS1118) = $7.99
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Sub-Total: $190.91

At least I'm finally upgrading from the Align ESC!

I guess I no longer have to fear my first really killer crash destroying my beloved bird. Needless to say it will never be left sitting on the ground EVER again.

Mike
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