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Eddie NYC




PostSubject: Bent tail boom; parts question   Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:20 am

is the tail boom on hbfp v2 a completely new one or is the same part available on a different heli. not sure how I did it, but after doing ok for a while, hit my work bench, heli flipped and rotor he'd popped off (rotor popping off happened twice) and somehow the boom was bent up when it landed (on tail then blades, ughh).

I straightened it out as much as I could, now it just has a few little ripples in it. if this is a v2 specific item, does anyone know when parts will start to become available?

Two other things, 1) the heli was hovering beautifully until this then it was spinning more and I had to tweek proportionate trim dial to fix it. blades and flybar seemed ok, but is there something I should have done or be worried that I really screwed up.

2) for popping the rotor head back on the metal discs, is there a right and wrong way to do this. it was hard to pop on and I don't want to break something else in the head doing it.

thanks!

can't seem to have a whole pack without a seeming bad accident. hope this changes.
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom; parts question   Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:14 am

The best way to snap the head back on is to use a pair of needle nose pliers. That puts no strain on the rest of the head assembly. navy1
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PostSubject: tail boom bent   Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:25 pm

Hi this is pat the old tail booms were i think carbon fiber or some thype there of, if the new one is metal you can go to a archery shop, measure the thickness of the tube wall and the diamiter odds are you will find something pretty close, as far a twiching make sure you didn,t parcelaly cut the wire in the tail boom, if the bee takes are hard enough rap the reciever gets a little fuzzy, the head I just put one side in you will see a step for the bearing then use a cross point screw driver to compress the other side until it snaps in hope this helps just my opinion. Pat :bigthumb:
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Eddie NYC




PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom; parts question   Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:01 pm

upsidedown wrote:
Hi this is pat the old tail booms were i think carbon fiber or some thype there of, if the new one is metal you can go to a archery shop, measure the thickness of the tube wall and the diamiter odds are you will find something pretty close, as far a twiching make sure you didn,t parcelaly cut the wire in the tail boom, if the bee takes are hard enough rap the reciever gets a little fuzzy, the head I just put one side in you will see a step for the bearing then use a cross point screw driver to compress the other side until it snaps in hope this helps just my opinion. Pat :bigthumb:


hope I didn't screw up the receiver. was still flying and hovering post crash, just had to adjust prop trim. think I'll wait until the part is available rather than making a new boom. think it is pretty straight. just hate that I've messed it up and hope it's not permanent. hopefully my progess is typical and that I won't slowly kill this heli.
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PostSubject: benttail boom   Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:21 pm

Iam not sure but unless the heli gods smile on you the fun and carnage is just getting started, good luck I,ll keep my fingers crossed.... Pat :prop:
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom; parts question   Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:05 pm

Eddie, I've crashed mine more than I can remember now and most of the time the rotorhead popps half off (only one side or the other), I just pick it up, and with my thumb and index finger I just squeeze it back together kinda like a pair of pliers would do. my head assembly is 100% stock except for C/F blades. You will get realy good at repairing it very fast as long as you keep flying it. I made it through 1 battery with out breaking anything and then on the 2nd battery I broke paddle contol frame and a fly bar, got it back up again and the wind picked up again and I broke another paddle control frame, repaired it and wainting on the wind to die back down now (starting to run low on a few spare parts lol)....

Stupid wind, I wish they would make a 600 size HBFP (cheap to repair when learning to fly than the E-smart) that would hover better in the wind

happy flying and even better landing's flyaway
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom; parts question   Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:51 pm

Parts for the V2 should be arriving in the next week or so, hopefully but the tail boom is 8mm, the HBK II also used a 8mm tail boom so you could buy that and it should work fine, you cust might need to trim it down a bit, also alot of hunting arrows are 8mm dia too, so you could try one of those.

if you adjusted the 4in1 and it works then theres notheing to worry about.

The best thing to use to pop the rotor head back on it to use some needle nose pliers, but if not you can do it by hand, I use pliers though.

You're gonna be crashing for a while, everyone does, theres no way to get around that but yes it will get easier over time :giggle: :bigthumb:

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