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A headless T-Rex?? Yup.

Old 06-16-2007, 02:49 PM
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Default A headless T-Rex?? Yup.

Clipped a lawnchair during FF, it richochet towards a friend of mimne who was watching, hit the ground, and the carnage began! I spazzed out and took me a whole 2 seconds to hit the throttle hold.... Far too late

Damage report:

Bent mainshaft
Jesus bolt is in heaven
BOTH mainblades
BOTH blade grips
Flybar rod bent
Flybar cage broken
Seesaw sees but don't saw
Seesaw levers left
Canopy got a hole punched into it during the crash too
And a mysterious dent on the tailboom up against the block

Total cost of repairs: about $65

Considering getting a CNC head but I think I should hold off until my crashes consist of not so major impacts against stationary objects and/or people.
Old 06-16-2007, 04:35 PM
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Default RE: A headless T-Rex?? Yup.

I had a wreck just like that but it involved a basketball court. Wish I would've gotten it on video. The blades were screaming at full power as I was trying to avoid it. I just saw an explosion of T-Rex parts. I had about the same damage list but my canopy was pretty much vaporized. That's when I found my excuse to go to an aluminum head.
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Default RE: A headless T-Rex?? Yup.

I did a tail slide into the corner of a stucco wall. Trex 450SE V2. Damage:

Broken Blades

Long story short, I would have had the same damage if I wasn't all metal. Not even a bent flybar!
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:41 PM
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You were lucky that it was just the blades
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Yeah I was lucky. I am positive that it was partly due to having the hardened aluminum head parts and partly due to the fact that I just flew it right up 6 inches from the wall and stopped dead! Blade parts flew everywhere. The helicopter dropped about 3' and the motor stopped. Love CC35 esc!

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