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Old 09-16-2017, 07:32 AM
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I`m talking about myself, of course,
Some years ago I bought this nifty little helicopter from this dude selling them at a kiosk at the mall. Really didn`t have the money to spend on a toy, but man this guy could sell sand in the Sahara. This little chopper really performed well until the battery gave out. I managed to find a replacement battery online along with a new blade set since it had a cracked one.
So I get the thing fixed up, charge the battery, and what? It won`t fly. It just sat on the floor, blades whizzing like mad, but no lift off. I chalked it up to a bad battery out of the box. Tired of hassling with it, up on the shelf it goes for at least a 2 or 3 years.
Today I`m sitting at my work bench and look at the sad little helicopter sitting up on the shelf. I get it down and turn it on, push the stick up and the blades start whirling around like it really wants to fly, but can`t. Hmm." Maybe should go online and see about finding another battery", I`m thinking to myself as I sit there staring at it. Then it dawns on me as I realize that both of the lower blade leading edges are facing the same direction. How can that be? A closer look reveals "B2" stamped on both lower blade roots. "B1" is sitting there in the bag along with "A1" and "A2". Oh My God.
So my little red chopper is now flying happily around in my living room once again.
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:59 PM
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You ain't the first to make that mistake, I can promise you that.
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Hahaha, it just needed a little rest on the shelf !
It didn't by chance come from Hamilton place mall did it ?
Those guys were good, and had a lot if selection.
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Originally Posted by jester_s1 View Post
You ain't the first to make that mistake, I can promise you that.
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:36 AM
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Hi Smiff, Are you in Hamilton County? No, this kiosk was at Bradley Square Mall in Cleveland. I`ll bet it was the same guy, though. Tall Russian guy, if I remember right.
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hey yall can I ask yall a question
Old 01-15-2018, 07:04 PM
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Shur ya can, peanut. Where y`all from, rcgroups?
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I had bought a nitro powered RC 4WD off road race car from someone I met at a local hobby shop. I rebuilt after running it for a year and when i tried to test it in the street the car would not move at all the wheels would spin but barely any forward motion. I was at track talking to one of the local pros and I asked him about it and he told that I had install the front and rear differentials backwards and that was the problem Geez I forgot to look at the layout diagram that I had for the car. It ran great after I took the diffs out and turned them around the right way!
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Good story. It gave me a chuckle. I have heard a lot of people do kind of the same thing with quadcopters.
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That aint so hard to do !
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Takes a good man to admit his mistakes in public
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well Valverde's law hit me big time the other day. I was trying to put my spinner on my brand new A-Ray and I lost the prop nut. Well I had a new one in the box and went to put it on and couldnt find the prop washer too well when I fired it up at the field the damn thing can flying off and hit me in mouth and there setting on the shaft was the other propwasher!Geez I m getting old ha
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Don't feel bad back n the uky days I did all most the same thing only I tried to use a washer out of my dad's junk box, and when the engine back fired I cot nut washer and prop in the arm ant stomach, no real damage (Just lucky) except to my pride . and then came radio control, but I think you all would be board , if I started to tell old tails

Cheers god bless Bob T at 87 and still flyin
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The whole time I was counting on that is had become glued to the floor or something bahaha
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Hey, I resemble this remark!
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Glad you got it resolved.
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If I read this post before !!!
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About the sand part. It did happen, rememder Dubai have to buy sand to build the islands.
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Did you really need to squeeze the nut?
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I did not need it
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Nice thread don't blame yourself
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I had a Parkzone Trojan on the kitchen table working on it with a battery in it and the prop still installed, motor armed, but hey I'm careful and no dummy, riiiiight?. Somehow I mistakenly reversed the throttle channel. It is amazing how fast that little plane accelerated when the motor went to WOT in 1/100th of a second. It smashed in a spectacular manner into the front wheel of my mountain bike just five feet away.
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haha. funny.. that can happen to anyone!

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