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Old 03-18-2011, 06:40 PM
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I know you have been there and I just did!

I have only just fixed my 450s after the tail rotor gear failed while inverted. Yesterday tested everything tracked blades etc, etc, etc. Went out early in the morning. First pack less than I minute into the flight, inverted 3 meters up and before I discovered what was going on it was too late. Hit TH and it was all over. Boom, head, tail all trashed.

Not a happy pilot!

Anyways spent the rest of the day doing another rebuild.

This morning went out again and remembered to idle up. 3 packs and all is good.
Old 03-18-2011, 07:12 PM
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Default RE: Forgot to IDLE-UP!!

Yup, Hirobo EVO 50, did the flip high enough that I recovered (barely)

Now my governor is set different enough in Idle Up that I can distinctly hear whether or not I'm in IU
Old 03-18-2011, 09:02 PM
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Funny thing was I went full neg to punch it up but that goes to zero throttle when your in normal flight mode.
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I just pulled that bonehead move myself Friday. I got distracted and forgot to do the idle up. I went inverted and down she came! Busted my head block off the main shaft. $80 in repairs and it is ready to go back up again for a test flight. I was so pissed that I did such a stupid move. I just bought a new set of 325D Align blades and trashed them the first day flying.

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