Takeoffs are optional. Landings are mandatory.
Not positive what happened, but something let go in flight. I was buzzing around looping like Larry when all of a sudden it spiraled & rolled hard left. I still had radio contact, but not what you would call "control". There was nothing I could do but watch it go in.
Looking at the wreckage, everything on the swash is still intact. BUT, two of the servos have stripped gears. The tail rotor pushrod is also broken. Any one of those things could have happened in flight or on impact.
Sigh.... Time to make a list of parts to order.