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Old 07-11-2012, 04:38 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

have anyone a good idea to protect the tail blade?
The tail fin is very flexibe and hasn't stopped a lot of crashes of the tail blade.

I know the tail blade made of foam is a weak link by purpose but when it breaks by contact with a few blade of grass it's very annoying.

Thanks and best regards,

Sebastian
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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Hi!

All Hirobo copters, even the bigger ones, have some small issues with high, or not so high grass. They use really low profile landing gears. I take a door mat to the flying field and use it as a heli pad. I wouldn't add anything to my SG since it flies so well, I'd hate to wreck its performance.

My only suggestion would be to modifly the landing gear to make it higher, maybe cut our some extensions in carbon-fiber?

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Old 07-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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Hi Sebastian,
Since you keep on breaking tail blades just tape on a short piece of flat carbon that hit ground and lift the tail above grass. I dont believe this will change the performance. Or use the helipad like Bob suggested..we have all experienced this before.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #4
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I've had the exact same problem. It's made worse by the tilt of the tail to match the nubs on the landing gear, so the spinning blade is even closer to the ground because the tail fin isn't vertical. As suggested above, you can extend the tail fin using CF, plastic, cardboard, etc. I haven't tried it, but you can even cut out a tail blade from a beer can, then you'll be able to mow the grass!
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:23 AM   #5
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Hi Guys,

have anyone a good idea to protect the tail blade?
The tail fin is very flexibe and hasn't stopped a lot of crashes of the tail blade.

I know the tail blade made of foam is a weak link by purpose but when it breaks by contact with a few blade of grass it's very annoying.

Thanks and best regards,

Sebastian
Just do what the pros do... Fly it close to you, grab it, then throttle cut...
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