Sat, 9 Jan 2016 08:00 08:00

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RichardV

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.


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