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Flights #3+4 on Belt CP and Flight #2 on E-smart success!

Posted 03-01-2009 at 03:03 PM by nasukaren

I had great flights last night and this morning with my resurrected Belt CP. No more controlled flights into terrain, although I dig a few more trenches in my yard. I must say that I like the CopterX head and the K&B tail rotor blades that I got -- no bent feathering shafts or broken tail blades.

My second flight on the E-smart last night also went very well. I figured out my gyro was set in reverse (duh) which was why the tail was plowing into the ground. I fixed that and it hovered...
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Running count of broken parts

Posted 02-23-2009 at 09:12 AM by nasukaren

BCP broken parts: 3x Feathering shaft; 1x Main Gear; 2x Control linkage; 1x Main shaft; 1 x Main rotor blade set; 1 x Main boom; 2 x Boom supports; 1x tail rotor main casing; 1x Main rotor control link; 2x Flybar shaft; 1x Main Gear; 1x Tail blade; 1x Tail Rotor Front Pulley; 1 x Tail Blade holder

ES600 broken parts: 1x Tail rotor blades
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Tail gear stripped

Posted 02-23-2009 at 02:47 AM by nasukaren

Not really sure if this was a result of crash #3, but after I repaired my Belt CP and took it for a spin, the tail rotor gear was stripped.

Belt CP Crash #3 Damage
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2 x Align Pro 325 blades
1 x Main boom
2 x Boom supports
1x EXI plastic tail rotor main casing
1x Main rotor control link
1x Flybar shaft
1x Main Gear
1x Tail Rotor Gear


Then I took my ES600 out for its maiden. Its tail rotor hit...
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Crash #3

Posted 02-11-2009 at 08:47 AM by nasukaren

I tried to fly my BCP when it was dusk, I was tired after work, I still suck at flying, etc. This gave me a nice boom strike:

Crash #3 Damage
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2 x Align Pro 325 blades
1 x Main boom
2 x Boom supports
1x EXI plastic tail rotor main casing
1x Main rotor control link
1x Flybar shaft
1x Main Gear
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Added an EXI tail holder to my Belt CP

Posted 02-07-2009 at 08:04 PM by nasukaren

My parts came in today. I replaced the stock tail with an EXI 450 (T-Rex 450 clone) tail:

http://www.xheli.com/exi-31003b.html

While spinning it up, I found out that the main shaft was bent. So add that to my broken list....

Crash 2 (First real flight):
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1x Tail blade holder
1x Tail blade
1x Flybar
1x Feathering Bar
1x Main gear
2x Control linkage
1x Main shaft

Even though they weren't...
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