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Visitor and crash

Joel visited the Sudbury office last week and the week before I was in Mississauga with Drew staying at the Golder apartment. So we’ve not been up to a great deal out of the ordinary.

I am still trying to fly helicopters as much as I can, I am learning about the programmable remote and settings etc, so I crashed the 120 heli yesterday, breaking a gear wheel that drives the tail rotor.

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This took a while to fix as I had to take apart much of the tail rotor assembly, having done this I found it hard to push the new gear onto the shaft, and in pushing, pushed the shaft through the gear which is mounted on the far end of the shaft, in the body of the helicopter. With no way to hold the shaft while pushing the new gear on I was forced to disassemble the bottom end of the main drive gear to reach the other end of the shaft. All in all it must have taken me three hours to replace this one part, most because of a lack of knowledge. Having replaced the part I was doing a routine check and discovered that I have stripped a servo gear, the servo works to a point then goes lose, no drive nothing. So I shall have to get another one, might get some more gears while I am at it!

Yesterday Hannah and had a relaxing day indoors, mainly anyways, I spent a couple of hours building a model Landrover given to me at Christmas, by Hannah’s Auntie Ann and Uncle Paul. I already have a similar one in the UK, so this time I thought I would get creative:

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Went flying the Genius today, it was a little windy, but still it was fun, crashed a number of times, no major damage, just broke the skis, where they normally break, where I have glued them before.. so am going to do that now.

2 replies on “Visitor and crash”

As a fellow model kit builder, you’ve done pretty well with that Bren. Don’t see any glue marks anywhere :)

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