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    Traxxas Marshal cooleocool's Avatar
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    Cool You know you can't fly your Alias when...

    (I thought this could be a fun thread.)

    ... your canopy looks like this:


    Alias Canopy Damage by CooleoCool's Photos, on Flickr

    I'm pretty sure most of this damage came from me trying to navigate up and down my spiral staircase. Obviously, I'm not very good at it.
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    That's why they make those replaceable:
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDZKL&P=Z
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charger Man View Post
    That's why they make those replaceable:
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDZKL&P=Z
    Yes, thankfully. I, however, do not plan on replacing mine until I actually learn how to fly.

    Also, I figured people could post pictures of the things they have broken (e.g. lamps, etc.) in this thread. I have yet to break anything in my house (yet!), but I suspect it's only a matter of time. Thankfully my wife likes this little thing and doesn't mind me flying indoors as long as I do not run into her!
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    My friend was flying his Alias and he crashed into me, cutting my arm. Does that count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    My friend was flying his Alias and he crashed into me, cutting my arm. Does that count?
    Why yes, I suppose it does. I appreciate the fact that you didn't post a picture, though!
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    Hit my 3 year old in the mouth with a spinning blade. Was just learning how to fly and he was running around and ran right into it. A bit of Orajel went a long way. Wife wasn't happy but now that I've gotten better at flying I've earned her trust with it again.
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    My Alias has been abused to the fullest extent and my canopy is mostly held together with hinge tape. It's like normal scotch tape but stronger and with some stretch. The canopy is mostly cosmetic, the biggest thing it does is help protect the antenna on top of the board.

    My advice, some tape and keep on flyin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TireSlinger View Post
    My advice, some tape and keep on flyin!
    Good idea. I was going to use some scrap lexan and Shoe Goo, but that sounds easier. My Alias is currently grounded due to motor issues, but I hope it's back in the air soon!
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    You guys need to attend a meeting of the ASPCA:
    Association of Skill-less Pilots Crashing Aliases.

    For your poor aircraft there's the other support group ASPCA:
    Aliases Sustaining Profuse & Calamitous Abuse.

    Pick one or both.
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    Traxxas Marshal cooleocool's Avatar
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    LOL! Both for me!

    I'm glad my Alias can't talk.
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    AAA? Alias Abusers Anonymous?

    I'll be the founding member!

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    Just looked at my canopy this morning, a couple more cracks. Had some time before work and since I cannot play outside (have you seen the temps here in MN?!) I crashed it into a couple of the fire trucks in the bay. Getting better when the blue light is facing me but that goes out the window when it's facing any other way.
    Cannot wait to get outside and let it go.
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    For 'nose in' hovering you've got to think "turn toward the trouble". Basically if the quad is headed for the wall, push the stick toward the wall. I learned by turning the heli nose in, moving left and then right, then going nose out instantly so I didn't lose orientation. Then once I had left / right down I played with forward / backwards.

    Now when I was learning it wasn't with something so easy as the Alias either, it was with large Nitro powered helis that set you back a couple hundred bucks every crash.

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    oh boy, tell me about it. My 450, when I smashed it into the ground at a full speed dive cost me just about that to repair. It may be small, but the repair bills add up fast.

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    You know you can't fly your Alias when...

    Quote Originally Posted by TireSlinger View Post
    For 'nose in' hovering you've got to think "turn toward the trouble". Basically if the quad is headed for the wall, push the stick toward the wall. I learned by turning the heli nose in, moving left and then right, then going nose out instantly so I didn't lose orientation. Then once I had left / right down I played with forward / backwards.

    Now when I was learning it wasn't with something so easy as the Alias either, it was with large Nitro powered helis that set you back a couple hundred bucks every crash.
    That's awesome. The "turn toward trouble". That will help me immensely as I to stink when I try to fly nose in. Heck I still can't turn it like I see the guys online do.


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