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PostSubject: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:59 pm

Nuttcaze please look at last post.

Howdy folks

I have noticed that my tail boom (i think that is the name of it?) has become bent, im guessing from a few of the hard drops I have put on my honey bee fp v2. In one of his videos Nuttcaze said an 8mm hunting arrow would work as a tail boom. Does anyone have any experience using hunting arrows for this? Do they make carbon fiber hunting arrows? Also, anyone know approximately how much a hunting arrow is and how many booms it will make?


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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:00 am

If your in the UK the hunting arrow would probably be more than the cost of 2 new helis!

Actually not sure you would get a hunting arrow in the UK??
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:47 am

Pittnuma, Thats got to suck. An arrow man I'am sure they wish it was that way here.
but you know the story. Its number 2 on the list.

sdjb
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:53 pm

Quite often, carbon fiber arrow shafts are narrower than regular aluminum or wooden arrows... I'm not sure if CF arrow shafts come in 8mm, either.

I am also not sure of the length of the HB tail boom, but I am guessing at MOST you could get 3 from an uncut arrow shaft.

Is it hard to get arrows in England / Europe? orange78
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:29 pm

Well I guess I will go to the walmarts and see if I can find a light 8mm hunting arrow for cheap. If that doesn't work I will go to trying to find an uncut one. You don't perhaps know of an online place with free shipping?
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:38 pm

Hunting with bows and crossbows is illegal in the U.K. Not looked but would have thought it would be a license required just to order 1.
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:36 pm

Pittnuma wrote:
Hunting with bows and crossbows is illegal in the U.K. Not looked but would have thought it would be a license required just to order 1.

Wow that sucks. Surely you are allowed to own them and practice archery?
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:22 pm

Hopefully nuttcaze will look in here;

I just went to my local Walmart and looked at arrows, they have several different kinds with several different diameter shafts. Thing is I could not figure out how to tell how big around the shaft is (8mm is the correct size right?) and the guy at Walmart, of course, had no clue how to tell. So, Mr.Nutt how or where can you find an 8mm hunting arrow? Is this something people at a hunting/gun type store will know? gen150
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:11 pm

Go over to the tool department and borrow a rule, or if they have one, a caliper, and measure the shaft diameter.

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PostSubject: Arrow alternative   Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:24 pm

My buddy Beachcomber used a knitting needle to replace the tail boom on his HBFP. Just another option, he had to run the tail motor wires outside the boom, but it works.

For what it's worth!


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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:56 pm

Donnie D wrote:
Go over to the tool department and borrow a rule, or if they have one, a caliper, and measure the shaft diameter.

Donnie D

AHHH! DOH! I will take my digital calipers in there! Great idea! 8mm right?
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:21 pm

Measure the broken boom, then find an arrow the same size.

Donnie D smiley-happy088
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:20 am

Sorry I haven't posted, been reallt busy lately, but it sounds like you might have it figured out, you could always try the boom from the HBK II, its 8mm too.

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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:55 pm

Well I also reload ammunition so I have a really nice set of digital calipers. I measured the boom and it is indeed 8mm's. Hey nuttcaze, I know you said to keep you guys updated on my progress, well I just got my bee back up and running the other day but I had been to busy to fly any until this weekend. It looks like I can hover pretty decently. I made a video that I will post if anyone is interested. I also have a video of me wrecking incase anyone wants to see that, just to prove how tough the Honey Bee is, I am SO GLAD I got the honey bee V2 because man is it tough, I feel as though I would have broken any lesser helicopter about 10 times by now.
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:20 pm

I just made a thread for people to post stories, pics and videos of their crashes, so if possible post some there so we can all get a laugh :hahaha:

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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:34 pm

Nuttcaze wrote:
I just made a thread for people to post stories, pics and videos of their crashes, so if possible post some there so we can all get a laugh :hahaha:

Hey Nuttcaze,
Can you move my 'Concentration' post there? :giggle:

AxeL
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:13 pm

--==AxeL==-- wrote:

Hey Nuttcaze,
Can you move my 'Concentration' post there? :giggle:

AxeL

sure, where is it?

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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:21 pm

It be here Concentration

:bigthumb: Thanks Nuttcaze :bigthumb:
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:47 pm

@AxeL...
Great story! It's both tragic and funny both, because it is SO true!I know I am one of those that feels your pain because it's nearly the same thing that happened to me, right down to the list of repair parts and my son spilling the beans to my wife!

L8R, Man!
And THANKS! :bigthumb:
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:04 pm

--==AxeL==-- wrote:
It be here Concentration

:bigthumb: Thanks Nuttcaze :bigthumb:

done

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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:11 pm

t_suckers


Thx Nuttcaze
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PostSubject: Re: Bent tail boom (NUTTCAZE PLZ LOOK)   Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:45 pm

My friend got his V2 today. As soon as he started flying his tail boom bent in the same places mine did. Nice job e-sky :bigthumb: I can't believe the old ones where worse orange83
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