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flight number 2....

Posted 02-15-2008 at 05:27 PM by mysticmead
Updated 03-03-2008 at 09:27 AM by mysticmead

well... I got the parts to repair my everything set perfect and took it out for flight 2... this time instead of keeping it low to the ground.. I took it up to about 7-8 feet... everything was going fine and then I started drifting towards a small tree... in order to keep from hitting the tree I lower the throttle.. as it went down it tilted to the side and I had a blade strike... woodies look pretty when they shatter.. unfortunately.. I bent the main shaft as well. I'll see if I can straighten it.. if not, I do have a few of those on order.
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    Keep up the practice and you'll be flying in no time. I made sure that I practiced in zero wind conditions when trying to learn to hover.

    Best of luck!

    Posted 02-16-2008 at 11:58 PM by TGibe TGibe is offline
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    Speaking from someone who has had numerous crash and subsequent repairs...don't try to bent the main shaft back into use. Just replace it. They are cheap and ususally come in packs of two for a reason.
    good work getting the heli up out of the dirty air and hovering around a little. stick with mastering the hover is the best advice i was ever given.
    good luck
    Posted 04-22-2008 at 04:18 AM by dizniz dizniz is offline

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