I'll start out by saying..... I don't always crash, but when I do, I buy the whole farm! Which leads to a question as to how to assess the condition of the servos and receiver after piling one up. The easiest assessment would be if the receiver or servo is visibly damaged. But I was wondering how to assess receivers and servos where there is no visible damage. I also realize their are many factors in a crash especially speed, attitude, what hits and where, what you crash into (asphalt, grass, dirt, corn field, etc). But again, the fundamental question is can crashed equipment be trusted? I suspect a lot of folks will either repair the airframe and use the same equipment or re-use whatever is salvageable and put that equipment into a new airframe.
So, the questions are:
- How do you assess equipment after a crash?
- Do you re-use equipment from a crashed airframe?
- Have you ever paid the price (again) due to a failure of a compenent that was re-used from a crashed plane?
- Any other tips, techniques or thoughts on the subject re-using equipment?