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Old 02-26-2009, 07:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default When Disaster Strikes,,,aka Crash Report

I don't believe there is a tread on this, but I would like to start a section and possible have it stuck called When Disaster Strikes. I will be the first to post here.

After a great morning or mild to hard 3D I get the courage to move on to some more technical maneuvers. The maneuver I was trying to get down was a (what I call a rainbow)
Well long story short the result was contact with mother earth. Parts list; broken tail grip,lost tail fin, lost screws and a bent tail shaft.{ My only explenation is it must have happen due to the Dx6i recallJ/K total pilot error!}


I hope everyone would post there crash pic's here!
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I was looking for one like this the other day when I saw one in another forum. Great Idea.


Sorry for your crash though!
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Start good End bad Crash
Sunday morning went so well lotís of flips and rolls more of them than all last year. They still need a lot of work but at least it was still flying when I was done. Then I went to my buddyís house to shoot some rockets at his plane. First I was going to fly a string over his barn so he could pull a rope over to work on a leak. This is when things went way south I lost site of heli and crashed at a going a good clip straight into driveway. The tallest remaining part was the Gorilla landing gear which the nose of the heli protected very nicely. I may have seen this kind of carnage before on this site but it hits a little harder in person.
After as many times as Iíve crashed this thing itís the first time for a frame replacement. It took about 6 hr. but it sure looks better than all the hot glue and gussets. I also took my time on cleaning up the wiring mess.

Parts list: Main shaft, feather shaft, tail drive gear, mg 65servo gear case( gears fine),motor(snapped shaft), seesaw holder,flybar,tail shaft, tail blade, main blades,belt,boom, 1 dead cell on zippy, frame, canopy. I had the stuff to fix it in stock except for the servo case.
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daaaaamn. I wouldn't have the slightest idea of what to do with that mess. yikes.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Blade man is asking this to be a STICKY.... do you all agree? If so I will stick it.

It's your guys forum so stickies are up to you all!

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Old 02-26-2009, 01:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Blade man is asking this to be a STICKY.... do you all agree? If so I will stick it.

It's your guys forum so stickies are up to you all!

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Old 02-26-2009, 02:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I started a "Did you crash today?" thread once. I could see this stickied... fun to have ALL the meyhem in one thread
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd support a crash and burn thread being stickied; That way I know where to go when my bird flies flies into the window!
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I started a "Did you crash today?" thread once.

Today, yesterday, the day before....


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Default hey blademadman

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Old 02-26-2009, 03:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ohhh, Neil your lips are so cold!
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yeah make this a sticky one
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sticky it!!!! I like reading up on random crashes!!!
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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+1 for the sticky. It always amazes me how much damage these little birds can take and how cheap and easy they are to fix.
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sticky it!!!! I like reading up on random crashes!!!

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Old 02-26-2009, 11:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I would be honored to be on the list of infamous crashes as long as it doesnít happen again.
I got my servo case today and flew again had some strange noise that wasnít expected with all the new parts. Switch out my previously crashed and retuned blades to new oneís and all the ugly sound went away. The simple cure I guess is to have a better flight plan (might have avoided the crash) and strip torn up plastic off the lightly damaged blades. When flying without plastic on blades not only do they look better and sound sweet you are also recycling. The one thing I do is smear some thin CA over the weight in the blade to firm up the putty as I donít want that steel flying out at 200mph. The most important thing I leaned from this crash is that the B400 is fixable no matter how bad you treat it, it just demands time, patience and a credit card.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Stuck by popular vote!

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Old 02-27-2009, 04:11 PM   #19 (permalink)
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this is my worst one in my 6 months of heli flying, happened last weekend wnen i tried tic tocs.-

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Old 02-27-2009, 09:42 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Can I crash, or what!?!? Of course, practice makes perfect...

Here's my Blade 400... both pieces...




and, I know, it's not a blade 400, but here's my Raptor 30 from last weekend...



and the engine...

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