1 flights, 5:30 flight time
2 flights, 6:00 flight time
Having a few flights after work.
5 flights, 26:15 flight time
Cold but lovely and sunny with little wind at Mk club today.Enjoyed my flying again after a few weekends of battling strong winds.Practiced my set manoeuvres and did a flight to music.Duncan O and Wayne turned up, they were testing what many people have been wanting for a long time, gears for the Trex 700 to speed the tail up at slower head speeds.Seemed to work well from the flights I watched and also increased the flight times.Duncan seems to have been inspired by Kenny Ko recently and has been flying very low and fast but with complete control, very demoralizing to watch sometimes.Nearly forgot Mike w had a crash.
4 flights, 23:00 flight time
Switched to Vbar Control so today was the first few flights with it on the protos. First flight was good but I ran the battery flat :( didn't have a timer set as I had the current sensor running however I had forgot to activate the alarms so bit of a schoolboy error. Second flight onwards it did exactly what it says on the tin.
Feels like it flys nice and smooth but I need to up the agility as it seems lame compared to the Spartan. The tail is far slower and I'm almost at max rate. It also had 50% expo as standard which is far too much for me. Spent the final couple of flights tweaking away. Nice day for flying but got cold towards the end.
10 flights, 50:30 flight time
8 flights, 39:00 flight time
Next year I'm going to adjust my talking VS flying ratio so that I have at least two flights per hour. That would have meant 14 flights today because I was there for 7 hours. There's no excuse for me other than great company and me failing to control my desire to talk. It's a wonderful flying site and I had plenty of opportunity to fly, perhaps even 3 to 4 flights an hour if I'd capitalised on the relatively low turnout no doubt due to the bitter cold weather, especially cold for the first couple of hours with ice still on the ground.
The conversations got interesting today and for a time we were talking about curries and flatulence. A very nice gentleman called Lee even provided us with numerous demonstrations; what a great heli pilot he is too :)
P.S. The 2nd flight attempt of my Logo didn't happen after it failed to spool up. It span a couple of times and then died, but I'm almost certain I remember the servos still operated as I carried it back to the bench to unplug and reboot. Anyway after plugging it back in, even the VBar didn't power up, no lights, simply nothing. So I guess it's most likely my Kontronik Jive that's stopped working, but I won't know until I've tested it of course.
Update: I've checked and the VBar works fine powered by a 4 cell battery. The ESC is completely dead, although it still does the sparking thing when first plugged in which is as expected, so why did it die after 3 to 4 years consisting of a few hundred flights, none particularly hard because it has a relatively gentle setup. If they can repair it for a decent price I'll get it fixed, otherwise I might consider another make. To test it I simply unplugged the lead from the ESC and connected the battery by using the two male plugs of a 'Y' lead, so it isn't a short circuit in the wiring.
4 flights, 18:45 flight time
And a great final day at RCHO Fall Pull Fest before going home. :)
6 flights, 69:00 flight time
5 flights, 25:00 flight time
6 flights, 30:00 flight time
5 flights, 21:40 flight time
Continuous wind today so first flights were a little bit difficult to ajust because of the size of the 500 but, increasing the rotor speed was a good solution.
2 flights, 10:00 flight time
Had a great session today at Eynsford with 2 flights on the Logo 550. Had a bit of a break from the hobby but got straight back into it.
1 flights, 5:00 flight time
3 flights, 22:30 flight time
Lots of Auto's and plenty of 3d. Practiced in place pirouetting quite a bit.
12 flights, 45:00 flight time
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