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Old 04-05-2012, 02:28 AM   #21
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mine broke with just one hard landing and it was maybe 60f
the other broke the other day in the middle under the frames and it was almost 80f out
soo yea... im going to say i got some bad ones or a kit with old stock still in it
i got the kit around Xmas from Nankin
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:24 AM   #22
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Jeff, just curious, are you able to test the struts to that extreme while they are mounted on the heli?
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:11 PM   #23
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I have no idea... never tried it... lol!

I probably wouldn't as you're going to have to apply downward pressure somewhere other than the skid itself.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:03 AM   #24
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Are the 7HV struts suppose to be that flexible? Mine feel like I could drop them and they'd break because the plastic feels so hard. They don't bend or flex at all!
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:45 PM   #25
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Are the 7HV struts suppose to be that flexible? Mine feel like I could drop them and they'd break because the plastic feels so hard. They don't bend or flex at all!
That I don't know ... I haven't heard of any issues with the 7HV either though, so I just assumed they were good since no one has brought up any issues with them.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:10 AM   #26
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The 7hv struts are strong! Ive seen multiple ppl come close to death with the ground with there 7hvs. and the struts always live! lol heres a vid of our last funfly..

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:06 AM   #27
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Well.... seeing is believing!

Nice auto... LOL!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:13 AM   #28
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Just checked mine and they are fine. I don't remember exactly when I got my 6HV kiit though, but it has been a while.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:24 PM   #29
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Mine keep breaking, even tho they are able to bend like in Jeff's picture. Its getting really frustrating..

Was out flying today (its about 6c) and it broke on the first battery.

Will any other brands of struts work on the compass or is there any other manufacturers that offers custom struts for 6hv?
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:15 AM   #30
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same i had nother set break on me the other day and it wasnt a hard landing in any way
auto down from about 3 feet and snap
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #31
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don't you do that every night before bed
Ok, someone has to say it - let the old guy do it - I do it every other night IN bed (these things happen when you get older).

I did break a set just the other day, but they might have been from last summer when I stocked up for a fun fly.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:14 PM   #32
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The last set of packs I started to land doing auto's form about 8 to 10 feet. Since my HS is low, the landing has to be perfect, otherwise the heli bounces from landing to hard.
All this to tell ya that the struts do a wonderfull job of expanding and taking the load without exploding. But I am carefull.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:28 AM   #33
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Just an FYI .... every single strut we have has been been tested, I did not receive any brittle struts the past few orders.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:29 PM   #34
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just want to say Nankin hobbies has been going out of there way to help get the struts on my heli sorted out

just get the new ones on again hoping they dont break this time seem to be ok but i wont know for a wile since i have send the the tail servo and vbar
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:42 PM   #35
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Just did a 30 feet auto today with my atom 500 and the heli bounced back 3 feet off the ground, dropped straight to the ground and bounced few inches more before it actually landed safely, it was scary but yet funny to watch lol. That really made my day! I don't know about the other dealers, but my skid from Jeff is 100% good for sure! Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #36
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Is there still a problem with brittle struts on the 7HV?

Snapped the right front one on my "maiden". Not a smoth landing, but did not expect it to brake...
(Had to go down for gain adjustment, the tail was like jelly).

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:49 PM   #37
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Is there still a problem with brittle struts on the 7HV?
Under normal circumstances, no ... unless you received old stock.

I had one bust on my own personal Atom 500 the other day on a heavier than normal landing, but it was -6C outside.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #38
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just like the add it took 3 sets to get a good set last year but the set im on now has been great even a few hard autos no cracks
the first 2 sets broke just landing lightly lol
think they got it solved now

oh and Mike at Nankin hooked me up with replacements for the bad ones so shoot him some orders
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #39
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The newer 6HV/3D+ sets seem pretty pliable and smoothe, but we'll see how my first couple inverted autos go. If they can put up with that kind of abuse I'll be singing for joy. Cautiously optimistic for the time being though.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:52 AM   #40
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had a pair snap on me yesterday from a small auto, maybe 3 feet. Should not have broken
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