Sat, 9 Jan 2016 08:00 08:00

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RichardV

(13-18 mph) Moderate breeze

550e VBar
8 flights
Avg. flight time 00:05:30
Mechanical
700e A
5 flights
Avg. flight time 00:05:20


Got here at 8, hoping to beat the rain. I didn't. Sitting doing sim on my own, so sad :) The rain seems to be clearing, so hopefully will get a few flights in.
Rain stopped around 10. Flew the 550 loads as there was still a bit of drizzle coming down. Eventually I had an engine failure, managed to get it down without any damage, thanks to the opti-guard. The connector on the ESC had desoldered. It's had 100s of flights, so maybe corrosion or worn connectors generating heat. Either way, I'll replace the connectors instead of just resoldering them.
Flew the 700 for a bunch of flights, but the charger wasn't keeping up. Need to get a 2nd charger, but too expensive with PSU.
Good flying though, practicing piro globes, vertical tictoc 8, FTM.
Update: Just got round to resoldering and cleaning, and noticed the blades are stuffed. Flagging as a crash.

Comments

Waveydavey on Sun, 10 Jan 2016 14:17
Vertical 8 was superb Rich
RichardV on Sun, 10 Jan 2016 15:46
Thanks Dave. I seem to get it right about 30% of the time, lots of work to do still but it feels like once I can do it, I think it'll work in most conditions and be consistent. I worked on piro loops today, counting the piros as I go round. 4 On the way up and 4 down seems to work quite well for my piro rate. It's good to have your insight at the club.
Waveydavey on Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:33
Well thank you Obi Wan :-)

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