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Old 04-01-2012, 01:00 AM
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Default Watch out, training kits can be fragile

I was lucky with my copter today.

My Training kit failed, but copter is fine. Seems the plastic piece where you place the tubes into shattered, I am now reluctant to trust commerical training kits.

Would not again put my faith in them, the plastic inserts are very weak and can snap, ans shatter sending your train tubes with balls flying.

Can someone suggest decent training gear? one that stands up to the job.

My experence is don't trust them.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:38 AM
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What size helicopter? I just used tape to hold the training gear to the landing skids. The plastic ties work well too.


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Old 04-01-2012, 07:21 AM
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450 size, a Blade 450.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:53 PM
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Default RE: Watch out, training kits can be fragile

I also had the training gear hub fail. I took a piece of 1/4" balsa I had laying around and made a new hub.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:33 PM
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Default RE: Watch out, training kits can be fragile

From the experenice I have had and the few replies here is if they have a hub, don't buy them, they break, so give a false sense of security, so avoid them.
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Yes the small plastic middle pieces have failed for me too. I just bought some 1/4 wood dowel and made and "X" frame that I taped to the landing gear. Keep it simple, you want to out grow it so do not waste time and money on it.


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2 sticks, 4 wiffle balls, 4 rubber bands, saved blades= priceless.
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