After practicing elevator knifeedge rolls during vertical fall slide on the sim for a few weeks and last week pulling these off succesfully. Today my 500L Dominator had its first nap in prob about 5-6months.
(The last nap it had was during my practising nose down tic tocs. So hopefully this one will appease @Crash Heligod and provide me with free grace until the new year!
Well it wasnt as dramatic as @3dmick 's tail slide crater a month or two ago, but enjoy the video ! (video not centred on hat, but captures final moments)
lessons learn factor 10/10
Heli landed on its front and side. Damage is far less than expected. Suspect the soft mushy grounds had something to do with it.
Fortunately have a stock pile of bits so should be up and running again before the weekend is over !
New Servo gears (1 servo)
boom support rods
main shaft suspect but looks straight
feathering shaft suspect but looks okay
few blade grip balljoints and rods
Rear umbrella gears
Will prob go ahead and just replace bearings anyway as well.
Just hoping gyro and speedy okay.
Surprisingly my / frame / swash /head lived and my tail assembly looks okay and appears to have sustained no damage (not even tail blades).