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Old 12-27-2015, 09:12 PM   #21
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No eye level hovering for me.
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It's my responsibility to make sure it works and know what could go wrong despite what everyone else is saying because they do not see what I foresee.
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:05 PM   #22
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I'm a big fan of saftey glasses 4.99 can save an eye I always have my 8 year old wear a pair when he's flying his mcpx just never know
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:37 PM   #23
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This is the 3rd or 4th thread from more the 6 years ago that AntDX316 has brought back.
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Old 01-01-2016, 06:29 AM   #24
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This is the 3rd or 4th thread from more the 6 years ago that AntDX316 has brought back.
I mean.. they should bring back the no glasses 3D displays. Maybe the "reinventor" died in a plane crash or something.
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:01 AM   #25
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This is the 3rd or 4th thread from more the 6 years ago that AntDX316 has brought back.
What is the point of this post?
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Old 01-08-2016, 02:59 AM   #26
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Had a spindle bolt snap on the 450 Pro DFC (now using the "upgraded" spindle with the thicker bolts). Luckily the issue turned up when pulling the grips apart during pre-flight. The end of the folt just fell off as soon as the hex driver touched it. Scary.

Also had the spindle start to stretch in the middle on the T-Rex 550E. Possibly because the rotor brake bolt was rubbing against the spindle and shaving off material over time.

Could have been much worse than losing an eye, 450s are powerful.

I never check my tracking really, I set the heli up right and put the pitch gauge on each blade. If it doesn't make odd noises in flight, it's fine. I did put the iPhone on the toolcase and make a video of the blade tips when starting out, the blurring makes it easy to check if the blades are at a different height and worse that can happen is killing your smartphone or heli in the process.

Actually I remember now that while hovering my nano CPX in the living room, I heard something snap loudly and the spot between my eyes stung a little. Spindle bolt came off and it threw the blade with attached grip at me. I found the bolt head embedded deep in the wall months later while hanging up a picture... Maybe that's what taught me not to hover at eye level again.
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Old 01-08-2016, 06:26 AM   #27
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A good reminder to us all. No matter how old the thread is...

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Old 06-25-2016, 04:01 PM   #28
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an old thread, but definitely eye saver one.
I do track my blade using digital pitch gauge, usually it come just about right. However, I still check it out while hovering eye level.
After reading this thread, I will put a safety glasses in my tool box.
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