Cologne, Bocklemuend

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Hobee

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Germany


not an official club, just a field I fly over.

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Tue, 4 Jul 2017
Hobee
3 flights
I used the lunchbreak to fix the blade tracking and then after work I was able to fly and it was really nice. Really happy with the result of the work on the heli
Fri, 22 Apr 2016
Hobee
1 flights
Thu, 21 Apr 2016
Hobee
1 flights
relaxed flight in spectacular weather: lots of sun, no clouds, no wind, 21°C!
Wed, 6 Apr 2016
Hobee
2 flights
Today the weather was great and I had a fantastic first flight. Checked the heli and everything was fine.

During my second flight I switched to the higher RPM and the heli is really fast with that headspeed. I made a very tall stall turn when the heli suddenly started piroing uncontrollably!

In my mind I already saw the heli shattering to the ground when it started piroetting uncontrollably while being completely vertical! I hit throttle hold immediately and started my first real life autorotation!
I had no tail control, but due to the airflow the heli adjusted into a forward looking position and I acutally managed to pull of a very decent autorotation landing! My heart was pounding like crazy when I walked to the heli and it looks like nothing was damaged! The landing was by no means soft, but not overly hard neither and the heli did not tip over or anything like that. When looking at the tail I noticed that the ball cup had come off the tail push rod, so that the tail was completely loose!

So I guess my lucky streak continues, because I was doing the stall turn at the end of the field and it came out of the stall turn facing towards the field without any tail control. And no damage to the heli after such a failure is just incredible!

I still can't believe I pulled off the auto! I consider this to be the best heli crash of my life!
Thu, 17 Mar 2016
Hobee
1 flights
REALLY LUCKY TODAY
First: The perfect flight. The weather was just incredible, blue sky and absolutely no wind. Flying was really great with big loops and nice rolls.
Second: I had only time for one pack and when I packed everything in I noticed that one of the screws on the tail blade holder (that connects it to the tail slider) had backed out half way during the flight! If I had had time for another pack I may not have noticed this. And that screw would have come off completely in no time!
Tue, 15 Mar 2016
Hobee
2 flights
fast and low passes, fast and narrow turns and big loops ... just having fun
Mon, 14 Mar 2016
Hobee
2 flights
Just a beautiful day and the heli flew great. I changed all throttle curves to V-Curves since I am flying without governor and at around 70% throttle. It feels better. The CG with the lighter packs is off since I installed the buffer pack. I may have to add some weight to the battery to get it balanced.
Fri, 19 Feb 2016
Hobee
3 flights
Since the 450 has vibration issues and I dind't have time to check the 500 I decided to give the small heli a go. I almost got used to it being a lot less responsive. I wanted to adjust the FBL settings but the dials are deep inside and so tiny I had no chance of getting to them!
First time for me to try flying real life inverted circles and circuits.

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