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Old 10-29-2005, 10:31 PM
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Default What do you do with radio gear that has been crashed?

A couple months ago I put my GP Extra 300s .40 size into Mother Earth.

I think when she went it she hit wingtip first and kind of cartwheeled the nose into the ground.

So the engine was fine, the aluminum spinner was scratched but not dented in. The fuse broke in half and so did the wing. (see pic below)

All the radio gear appeared intact although not where previously placed in all cases.

So do you all put the stuff in a new plane and fly?
Do you put it in a test mule you don't mind crashing and test fly it all? If so for how long?
Do you send it into the Manufacturer to be checked out?
Do you only use it in planes you don't mind if you loose?

It all appears to work fine when hooked up on the bench.

The crash was pilot error not a mechanical or electrical problem.

What to do what to do....

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Old 10-30-2005, 07:21 AM
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Default RE: What do you do with radio gear that has been crashed?

If it appears that the foam and other things did their job, and the components were pretty much where they belonged, then after careful checking, I would use them again. However, if the receiver had moved somewhere else then you need to confirm that the receiver and the antenna were not damaged. You also need to check that none of the gears were stripped on the servos.
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:36 PM
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Default RE: What do you do with radio gear that has been crashed?

Range check! Look things over closely. Examine plugs, cases and everything else for damage. Listen to the servos for irregularities, clicking, grinding, locking. Look over the servo arms and the output shaft's splines for damage. Check over the receiver crystal and make sure it is seated in its' receptical. Mount in the next airplane, range check and range check again with the engine running at various throttle settings. If all checks out, put her up and have at'r. Your crash does not appear to be very bad. A cartwheel is certainly better than a straight in at full bore.
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Old 10-30-2005, 09:07 PM
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What do you do with radio gear that has been crashed?
Receivers go back to Horizon for checkout, servos, switches and batteries either find homes in combat aircraft or get donated to the local university for use in robotics experiments/competitions.
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Default RE: What do you do with radio gear that has been crashed?

if it all still works reuse it.

if it dont work throw it away.
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