This morning I went looking for somewhere big and open to fly the helicopters. Having been exploring south of Sudbury last summer I remembered a quarry I had seen down that way. It proved to be a great spot to fly, very quiet, devoid of tall objects to crash into and set in the bottom of a valley. Perfect. I was able to fly fast and high without too many worries.
The first flight went well, with the Genius, then I flew the V120D02s, I flew some very fast lengths of the open area, did some turns and was able to bring the helicopter back fairly confidently. Until I eventually did a turn close to the ground and touched the ground, with the helicopter rolled over at 45deg, one of the rotor blades detached from the head and went somersaulting through the air, landing a few meters away. I went on to fly the genius again and crashed a few times, but broke nothing. Upon getting home Tigger was keen to help with stripped the head down.