View Full Version : Are crashkits worth it?
01-09-2003, 06:26 PM
I'm looking at my Venture crash kit and about half of the components I don't need (yet :oops: ). I guess they are good to stock up for the future. There are also several parts that I still need to order since they weren't in the kit. The kit includes what the manufacturer claims to be the most commonly broken parts. Maybe I just had a weird crash (who doesn't?), but are crash kits generally worth it?
I don't have much experience with hellies yet (trying to learn nose-in) so probably many more oopsies on the horizon once I get myself to completely fix this thing.
01-09-2003, 06:50 PM
C'mon Marcus...be optomistic......you aren't going to crash....you won't need a crash kit! :wink:
Personally I don't think they are worth it for one crash as some of the stuff is not needed in every crash but it will eventually get used somewhere along the line. It depends really. Does your local hobby shop carry a good line of spare parts, if so then no a crash kit is not even necessary but if parts are hard to come by then a crash kit is good to have on hand......
I have a Raptor, have crashed twice, have never needed all the parts that came in the crash kit so I only bought what I needed and it was cheaper than buying a whole crash kit....
Just my .02 cents.......
01-10-2003, 07:01 AM
I guess I should find out what comes with the crash kit :roll:
I just assumed that a crash kit fixes crashes.
On a side note: The shaft of my tail rotor is slightly bent so that the rotor wobbles just enough to see. The shaft is maybe 2mm out of alignment. Does it need replacement?
01-10-2003, 07:52 AM
The shaft is maybe 2mm out of alignment. Does it need replacement?
In a word.... Yes.
any misalignment will cause vibration causing fatgue that will bite you when you least expect it. When it happens, you'll have forgotten all about this little 'nuance' of your heli and be left wondering what happened.
Don't ask me how I know. :oops:
Helis are like girlfriends, take a short cut and the response will leave a mark. :lol:
01-10-2003, 08:19 AM
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