RC Helicopters

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    Jul 06, 2010 4:22 AM GMT
    For beginners, they have this training kit:
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    And I just learned the hard way, that does not help much when you run into a treetop and it falls to the ground upside down. My brand new toy is now broke. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 06, 2010 4:59 AM GMT
    Ha

    yeah...have to buy a few hundred rotors before you can move past beginner.
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    Jul 06, 2010 8:06 AM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidHa

    yeah...have to buy a few hundred rotors before you can move past beginner.
    I noticed. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 06, 2010 12:27 PM GMT
    They didn't have those 'tiny tots' when I learned how to fly one like this
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    you just taped broomsticks to the landing skids and prayed.

    Something about breaking an $800 helio that you built makes you a better 'pilot'...
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    Jul 06, 2010 12:34 PM GMT
    I rather have an airplane. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 06, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    I competitively fly R/C airplanes in aerobatics competitions. I am also the flight instructor at our local R/C club.

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    Note the pink wheel pants. icon_wink.gif

    FAI pilots had to fly this sequence last year. Very beautiful, but very difficult.



    I own a few helicopters just for fun. They're fun to fly inverted and do 3D with. May I suggest visiting a local R/C club?

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    Jul 06, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    P.S. The OP probably needs a new feathering shaft, main shaft, and blades at least. Possibly a tail boom. Make sure you balance the blades to prevent vibration. Vibration will cause your bearings to go out quickly. Check the servos and main gears. Sometimes they strip after a crash and can cause another crash if left undetected. How extensive is the damage? Do you have a picture?
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    Jul 06, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    Lenoxx saidI rather have an airplane. icon_biggrin.gif
    Me too, but I wanted something I can play with in the house and yard. Planes require too much space. Plus I've been fly real ones for a living for the past 6 years...kinda burned out with planes.
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    Jul 06, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    Pianist saidP.S. The OP probably needs a new feathering shaft, main shaft, and blades at least. Possibly a tail boom. Make sure you balance the blades to prevent vibration. Vibration will cause your bearings to go out quickly. Check the servos and main gears. Sometimes they strip after a crash and can cause another crash if left undetected. How extensive is the damage? Do you have a picture?
    No picture, but the damage is minimal. It only cost $200 so I'll probably end up buying another one and use this one for spare parts eventually.

    The only damage it did (now that I disassembled it) was bend the top rotor shaft (counter-rotating blades), and one of the shims out of place that hold the shaft vertical. It kinda wobbles now.

    Once I get all that stuff back in place and replace the blades (have several spare blades), I'll fly it as is 'till it's completely fucked. Maybe next time I should fly it outside during the daytime and use the camcorder to catch the crashes. Some can be quite spectacular. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 06, 2010 3:08 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    ...use the camcorder to catch the crashes. Some can be quite spectacular. icon_lol.gif


    Yes, they can be. icon_eek.gif

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    Jul 06, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    Pianist said
    paulflexes said
    ...use the camcorder to catch the crashes. Some can be quite spectacular. icon_lol.gif


    Yes, they can be. icon_eek.gif



    LMMFAO!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif That was fucking awesome!
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    Jul 06, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    Pianist said



    I don't know what the drill is with these more modern RC models, but when I was flying planes around 1960, the drill was:

    - fuel up the tank
    - put the electrical leads from the dry-cell battery onto the glow plug
    - squirt some fuel into the exhaust port when the piston was down to prime the engine
    - manually spin the propeller
    - yank the wires off the glow plug when the engine started
    - start flying the damn thing, because there was no way to stop the engine until the fuel ran out

    Some fun, huh?
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    Jul 06, 2010 3:31 PM GMT
    Modern R/C helicopters have both a clutch that can disengage the main shaft from the engine and an engine kill switch.
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    Jul 06, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    Pianist saidModern R/C helicopters have both a clutch that can disengage the main shaft from the engine and an engine kill switch.
    I take it that feature didn't work in the first video? icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 07, 2010 11:51 AM GMT
    paulflexes said<



    Reminds you of this in a way:icon_lol.gif

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    Jul 07, 2010 12:43 PM GMT
    Pianist said
    paulflexes said
    ...use the camcorder to catch the crashes. Some can be quite spectacular. icon_lol.gif


    Yes, they can be. icon_eek.gif



    it's like lindsay lohan in helicopter form
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    Jul 07, 2010 12:57 PM GMT
    I prefer the real ones!
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