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lightning
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:34 pm
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newly built 450 all balanced all trimmed all charged ...................too excited too eager too brave too windy ..................too dumb .......................................hence extensive damage extensive shame extensive cost oh and extensive shame .repairs ongoing..........did i mention extensive shame...broken main ,twisted frame,bent boom,broken tail rotor,canopy damage,broken man ...........shame.....pride......ego........have i mentioned shame.you guys are amazingly resilient !
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laneritc
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:27 pm
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Been there done it saved all the junk parts to prove it, but it will get easier and better, trust me, welcome to the world of RC Helicopters lane
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nick_onelove
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:11 am
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Haha I think we've all been there; unfortunately hindsight is 20/20. Laughing

I know it's discouraging, but try to stay motivated. In the long-run it's just a small bump in the road. At least you're getting more build/repair experience and I'm sure you're learning from your mistake, even if it's just to be more cautious with the wind.

Anyway, try not to dwell on it; just get that bird fixed and back in the air! Very Happy
Good luck!
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solentlife
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:17 am
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This is why I have identified bulk cheap clone supplies via ebay that supply to country I live.

I buy shafts in 10's
I buy main gear wheels in 4's or more if I can.
I buy tail booms in 4's
I buy main rotors in job lots of 8 or more

just as examples ..........

Basically while learning - YOU will get to be an ace repair mechanic and ALL parts will be required regularly. Screw sets ...... buy 12.9 version screw sets - they are hardened and much better than the shiny soft rubbish originally fitted.
I can buy multi-packs of clone stuff literally same price as single Align or OEM item. You will hear comments of poor quality etc. But considering that much of above gear I get is same as supplied for Titan 450's .... I dispute some of the comments. And anyway ... when learning cost is a big factor to consider.
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T-R-E-V
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:32 am
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Don’t be so hard on yourself lightning.

How do expect to learn without first making the mistakes to learn from,

There’s no shame in crashing we all do it, order the spares when you’re flying well, and order some more when you’re not.

Laneritc I agree with you why do we keep our junk parts. Maybe they acts as a reminder of our mistakes, as every bent shaft tells a story.

I also like your signature, this is very true.

Trev.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:12 am
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nick_onelove wrote:
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I know it's discouraging, but try to stay motivated. In the long-run it's just a small bump in the road. At least you're getting more build/repair experience and I'm sure you're learning from your mistake, even if it's just to be more cautious with the wind.

Anyway, try not to dwell on it; just get that bird fixed and back in the air! Very Happy
Good luck!


I agree with Nick. Everyone does it at first...so do I.
We stand by you.

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sbobby
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:06 am
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lightning wrote:
newly built 450 all balanced all trimmed all charged ...................too excited too eager too brave too windy ..................too dumb .......................................hence extensive damage extensive shame extensive cost oh and extensive shame .repairs ongoing..........did i mention extensive shame...broken main ,twisted frame,bent boom,broken tail rotor,canopy damage,broken man ...........shame.....pride......ego........have i mentioned shame.you guys are amazingly resilient !


I know the feeling. It's time to stock up the spare parts, a lot of them.

Show us the picture, it'll make you feel better. Is it as bad as mine
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:02 pm
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Show us the picture, it'll make you feel better. Is it as bad as mine




This is a snap shot from the video it's a Honeybee King 3

Trev.
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solentlife
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:41 pm
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Unfortunately .... actually fortunately - it would bring tears to my eyes !! - I do not have a photo of my 450 after it decided to 'launch itself' into a ditch that was a few cms less width than rotor diameter !!

The learning curve with RC Heli's appears to be similar to what my father said when learning full-size .... accidents looking for place to happen.

I have to say that each time I pick up the 450 to go outside for flight ..... I have a little voice inside that says "please stay in one piece !"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:57 pm
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Hey Lightning,

No shame, no blame, fix it up and do it again.

The rest of us do.
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nick_onelove
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:38 pm
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Haha that's clever Keith, I would be surprised if someone didn't steal that for their signature. Laughing
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