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Old 07-22-2005, 10:44 PM
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When I am ready for my first flight, what parts should I expect to break the most when I crash????
Old 07-22-2005, 11:24 PM
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Default RE: What should I expect to break

Main blades come to mind.
Old 07-23-2005, 12:38 AM
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Default RE: What should I expect to break

Depends on the type of helicopter I suppose. Fixed pitch helis tend to have fairly strong blades that really take a beating, you really gotta hit them hard to snap them. More commonly broken things are the tail rotors, flybar, ball links and landing skid. Landing skid is probably the #1 broken thing on fixed pitch helis, as they're often thin and flimsy. In a collective pitch bird, it can get a bit uglier due to the high head speeds. You're looking at blades, tailboom (from a tailboom strike), swashplate, main rotor spindle being bent, flybar, stripped gears, and the landing gear (on some helis, not all break so easy).

Some stuff is easily repairable (like landing gears) but some stuff, it's nice to have spares, like main blades.
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landing gear, and main rotor head set (2 in one week :-( )
Old 07-23-2005, 03:19 PM
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Default RE: What should I expect to break

Over time, just about everything! On my original HB2 CP I think I've replaced every part except two of the servos, the RX and the tail boom. However, a lot depends on the type of heli and your flying style. Tell us what kind of heli it is and folks with similar helis can give you a better idea of what to expect.
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Default RE: What should I expect to break

ORIGINAL: NY 28 scarab

When I am ready for my first flight, what parts should I expect to break the most when I crash????
What kind of heli?

If it's a Shogon 400, Zap, or Dragonfly 35.... Buy plenty of tail rotor shaft gears.

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