RC heli crash at Weston Park

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RC heli crash at Weston Park

Postby DominicM on Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:21 pm

Don't know what happened here but it hit the ground hard. Shame. Pilot was just getting into his routine.

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Re: RC heli crash at Weston Park

Postby Bed time on Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:15 am

The Heli had a boom strike about 10 seconds in, the Pilot continued to fly it (No idea why... :roll: ), Then it boomstruck again just before the tail let go...

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Re: RC heli crash at Weston Park

Postby DominicM on Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:59 pm

So the tip of the main rotor clipped the boom that extends out to the tail rotor? How can that happen Alex? Surely these things are designed to prevent that.
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Re: RC heli crash at Weston Park

Postby Bed time on Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:20 am

Correct, Generally it's quite rare for this to happen on the modern designs. They usually happen when either the heli hasn't been set-up/built correctly or When the pilot is pushing the airframe past its working capacity which in this case the latter was the cause IMO.
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Re: RC heli crash at Weston Park

Postby Dave Wilshere on Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:36 pm

If you run the blades too lose and over pitch the blades, they 'lag' and strike the boom. In flight blades are constantly moving backwards and forwards, its why its important that both blades are close on friction in the blade holders.
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