Fusion first crash and a miracle just happenned - HeliFreak
Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect START  HERE


Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopter Support > Antique Out of Production and Vintage Helicopters > Outrage Fusion 50


Outrage Fusion 50 Outrage Fusion 50 Electric Helicopter Factory Support Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2012, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 397
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Puerto Rico
Default Fusion first crash and a miracle just happenned

Over 60 flights with my beloved Fusion and today it went in. I was doing some inverted forward circuits and suddenly I lost the silhouette. I was able to recover and rolled it upright but my brain took over and hit throttle hold. I found it dangling on top of some tall grass and miraculously it was intact. Hovered it for a few and no visible damage. I guess the heli gods were on my side today.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1342368240.107250.jpg
Views:	273
Size:	135.7 KB
ID:	332429
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1342368253.513990.jpg
Views:	262
Size:	83.1 KB
ID:	332430
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1342368265.658083.jpg
Views:	244
Size:	135.9 KB
ID:	332431


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
-- Outrage Fusion 50 FBL, Outrage 560k motor/CC HV80 ESC, Torq 9180/9188 servos, Skookum 540
-- SAB Goblin 500, Scorpion 4020-1350kv, CC Talon, Skookum 540

Lynx Heli Innovations Team Pilot | Southwest PR RC Crew

Last edited by ericcolon; 07-15-2012 at 03:04 PM..
ericcolon is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-15-2012, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 7,490
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Default

Wow congrats! I had a 450 saved by tall grass. Never been so lucky with a big heli.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Synergy Factory Specialist / Rail Blades / Team Scorpion
Chris Sexton is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2012, 03:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 397
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Puerto Rico
Default

I was really lucky. It fell in a mini jungle, really dense vegetation. It never hit the ground; it was tangled about 18" above it. I will do a thorough inspection to make sure everything is 100%. I'm still shocked it is in one peace.
__________________
-- Outrage Fusion 50 FBL, Outrage 560k motor/CC HV80 ESC, Torq 9180/9188 servos, Skookum 540
-- SAB Goblin 500, Scorpion 4020-1350kv, CC Talon, Skookum 540

Lynx Heli Innovations Team Pilot | Southwest PR RC Crew
ericcolon is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2012, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 7,043
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Puerto Rico (but i am from Canada)
Default

Nice one Eric. You gotta love that overgrown grass and weeds here in PR. It has saved me many times in gurabo. The runway is usually surrounded by 5-6 foot tall thick grass. There is no better feeling of doing that victory lap after knowing it could have been so much worse.
__________________
Team MSHUSA
Scorpion Power Systems
Switch Blades BK Servos
Michaelinpr is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2012, 11:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Maplewood, MN
Default

LUCKY!
Slyster is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2012, 11:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 397
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Puerto Rico
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michaelinpr View Post
Nice one Eric. You gotta love that overgrown grass and weeds here in PR. It has saved me many times in gurabo. The runway is usually surrounded by 5-6 foot tall thick grass. There is no better feeling of doing that victory lap after knowing it could have been so much worse.
Michael, the grass was so tall that I couldn't see my buddy 20 feet away. It took us a good 30 minutes to find it. Luckily we heard the beeping of the ESC.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
-- Outrage Fusion 50 FBL, Outrage 560k motor/CC HV80 ESC, Torq 9180/9188 servos, Skookum 540
-- SAB Goblin 500, Scorpion 4020-1350kv, CC Talon, Skookum 540

Lynx Heli Innovations Team Pilot | Southwest PR RC Crew
ericcolon is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2012, 05:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 171
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
Default

I wish that was me, my Fusion did 2 rolls into the end of our club strip last week, Suspect 3GX?, needed both hands to pull it out of the hole, the damage was not as bad as you would think, The normal blades, Mast, Canopy & tail boom +1 battery.
Given the hole, the frames, gears, landing gear, servos and the feather shaft are OK
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	the hole.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	119.5 KB
ID:	333255   Click image for larger version

Name:	mast.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	60.1 KB
ID:	333256  
rex09 is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2012, 05:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 3,279
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: georgia
Default

Congrats on the crash/non crash! I need to know what heli Gods were looking after you. Give me their number.
__________________
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVA...MiyWkC_3r0vjMw - Me And MineTv Coming to Youtube Winter 2015
dantemcc is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-20-2012, 07:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 411
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Boulder co,
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rex09 View Post
I wish that was me, my Fusion did 2 rolls into the end of our club strip last week, Suspect 3GX?, needed both hands to pull it out of the hole, the damage was not as bad as you would think, The normal blades, Mast, Canopy & tail boom +1 battery.
Given the hole, the frames, gears, landing gear, servos and the feather shaft are OK
Dude... are you sure that wasn't a meteorite?
neoalchemist74 is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-21-2012, 08:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 171
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
Default

Flying again with a AR7200BX, I was happy with the 3GX that was until now, 1 adjustment in TR gain, was it, flew great considering the conditions 20-35 kts

Gota Love your Fusion 50

Quote:
Originally Posted by neoalchemist74 View Post
Dude... are you sure that wasn't a meteorite?
rex09 is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-23-2012, 02:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 672
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle-area
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rex09 View Post
I wish that was me, my Fusion did 2 rolls into the end of our club strip last week, Suspect 3GX?, needed both hands to pull it out of the hole, the damage was not as bad as you would think, The normal blades, Mast, Canopy & tail boom +1 battery.
Given the hole, the frames, gears, landing gear, servos and the feather shaft are OK
Ouch.. although it is proper etiquette to please replace your divots..
__________________
Team Tail-in / Helifreak Elite Bacon Awareness Committee
RotaryBliss is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply




Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the HeliFreak forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your REAL and WORKING email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. Use a real email address or you will not be granted access to the site. Thank you.
Email Address:
Location
Where do you live? ie: Country, State, City or General Geographic Location please.
Name and Lastname
Enter name and last name here. (This information is not shown to the general public. Optional)
Helicopter #1
Enter Helicopter #1 type and equipment.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)
Helicopter #2
Enter Helicopter #2 type and equipment.
Helicopter #3
Enter Helicopter #3 type and equipment.
Helicopter #4
Enter Helicopter #4 type and equipment.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Copyright © Website Acquisitions Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1