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Wives and helis dont mix

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by holtneil, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi Guys I was out flying my Goblin 630 comp and it started a ticking sound so I landed it took it home I fixed the problem and said to my wife I will just run the last 3 packs through the heli in the garden
    I was on my last pack had 1 minute to go But i didnt know my wife had come up behind me then she said very loud in my ear Neil god I jumped out of my skin but I had my thumb on the stick the heli was only 9 inches off the deck , OMG to late one write off
    main blades
    frame both sides
    tail boom
    ESC went up in flames
    2x servo arms
    both skids and alloy mounts bent and one screw ripped out of alloy
    So Far cost is £550 and going up
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  2. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    Ouch!
     
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  3. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    Oh my, so many comments I could make................................but I won't
     
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  4. ringolong

    ringolong Well-Known Member

    Oh noooooo! Time for rebuild!
     
  5. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    I hope so by the weekend
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  6. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    IMG-20161216-WA0000.jpeg IMG-20161216-WA0002.jpeg Well guys the Goblin is reborn and back in the air , the ESC was well burnt out and the alloy skid mounts badly bent
     
  7. ringolong

    ringolong Well-Known Member

    Nice! Where is the video!!!!!

    You have me wanting to build one, but I am not sure I could fly it.
     
  8. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi guys its here sorry its boring but was getting dark
     
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  9. ringolong

    ringolong Well-Known Member

  10. Wildwelder

    Wildwelder Well-Known Member

    Very cool machines guys. I cant fly the darn things but theyre so cool.
     
  11. DuaneM

    DuaneM Drone? I don't see any drone ... crap!

    Told my wife the story, she laughed and a bit more than I thought proper ....

    In that video the helicopter sounded like it suddenly kicked in a jet engine. Was there a jet passing over?

    BTW, SUPER COOL!!!
     
  12. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi Guys yes have to stay below 60 feet as the airport is only 2 miles away and i am under the flight path . as for learning to fly helis it took me 6 months to learn to take off. hover then land for the first 4 months it worked out £30 for 20 seconds of flight due to crashes , but once mastered is so much fun this is my other helis

     
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  13. DuaneM

    DuaneM Drone? I don't see any drone ... crap!

    That Cobra sounds just like a real helicopter when it spins up. It sure would be fun to do some forced perspective video using that.
     
  14. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    Hahahahaha, two very expensive "hobbies".

    I'd certainly like to see more heli post, it is certainly a great hobby.

    Really enjoy hearing those fly too, the sound is a lot more realistic than I would have thought, then they have some pretty cool flight characteristics.
     
  15. Wildwelder

    Wildwelder Well-Known Member

    I agree. In a world of "quadcopter this" and "quadcopter that" its great to see these helis fly. Thanks for the vids, and great flying (love the
    landing on the pad with the cobra)
     
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  16. DuaneM

    DuaneM Drone? I don't see any drone ... crap!

    Wait, what's the name of this forum? o_O
     
  17. Wildwelder

    Wildwelder Well-Known Member

    Umm.... quadcop..... oh stop it!
     
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  18. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Yes I know its for quads but some of us do lots Of RC , I have quads ,helis , racing buggys , racing boat
     
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  19. Wildwelder

    Wildwelder Well-Known Member

    Yeah im pretty big into nitro cars/ trucks. Got bit by the bug when I was a kid and its kinda followed me. I must have 10 vehicles if not more amd maybe 6 quads. Fun stuff!!
     
  20. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    I fancied a RC Tank a big one then I can get the guy from up north of me to make the crew like this
     

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