MK Heli Club


Andy K / Dean Tamsett (dszabo) / Richard Hartmann (Rich23) / RichardV / Waveydavey

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Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Milton Keynes Model Helicopter Club.
Helicopter flying standards vary from beginners to 3D experts including one of the top flyers in the world let alone the country.

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Sat, 22 Apr 2017
25 flights
First few flights were horrible, absolutely no connection with the heli until I realised I'd changed the mainrotor optimisation yesterday. Changed that back to it's previous value and the feel I wanted was back, along with the loss of pitch during full aileron.
After a few flights of changing optim, expo, paddle sim, etc. AK gave me some help and we pinned it down to the cyclic ring value being too low. Moved that up to about 75 and I had the feel around centre i wanted, along with a working pitch range. The cyclic feels very much like the Vortex I had a few years ago, and the heli feels like it should now.
The rest of the day was a blast, couldn't do anything wrong, even had a chat to Duncan and Wayne.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017
14 flights
Wind in the face, very cold and cloudy. Not much fun.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017
25 flights
Epic day, at the field for 10 hours, now home with cider and some F1 to watch. Perfect.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017
8 flights
Windy, cloudy and cold. Lots of auto practice, until I ran out of HS doing an auto loop. Bailed out, but wasn't going to make it so went back into TH and let it go in. Broke a blade and dented the boom, but the rest looks OK. Will service it tonight, ready for tomorrow.
Sun, 9 Apr 2017
12 flights
Sat, 8 Apr 2017
25 flights

Sun, 2 Apr 2017
28 flights
The plan was to drive to Charmouth before the sun came up, but I heard that it was pretty empty on the previous day and that on Sundays everyone disappears after the lunchtime raffle anyway. A 6 hour drive for a few hours of flying suddenly didn't seem very appealing at 4 in the morning, so I went back to sleep.

Had a few flights at Gumley before taking lunch and going off to MK. Ended up having a fantastic afternoon. After a few flights Duncan (and Wayne) turned up, and Woods and I alternated flights with him most of the afternoon. He has a couple of moves that he uses a lot, and I've never been able to figure out exactly what they are, but I started getting a handle on it towards the end.

I finished up as the sun was going down on 28 flights for the day, almost 60 for the weekend. Very happy I didn't go to Charmouth, it couldn't have turned out better. Wayne also confirmed that the bearings were going in the motor, so I need to sort that out this week.
Sat, 1 Apr 2017
31 flights
A long, windy day at MK with Tish and the 2 Mikes. The grey skies didn't make it easy, and I almost smashed it into the ground at one point, before blindly reversing the pitch and fortunately having it stop 2 foot short of burying itself.
Also, I almost auto'd it into myself when the wind pushed it down and caught me out. Finished at around 6. Could have stayed longer, but I was mentally done.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017
21 flights
Tried 6S on the B machine which actually turned out pretty good. 8 minute flights of gentle 3D at 1140 RPM, will definately try that again on a less windy day.
Had a cell go one one of the Zippys, so had to dispose of that pack. I got over 150 decent flights out of it though.
Felt very disconnected on the initial flights after 2 weeks of not flying, but got back into into after the slow flights.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017
24 flights
The flying is coming on nicely. Worked on some low piro flipping and did the usual messing around. I tried a couple of the F3N sets but it was just horrible. I need to spend some time on setup to get it right.
I flew Phil's 470L which was actually pretty good. The skid angle was immediately obvious after takeoff but not noticable in flight. The canopy is pretty wide which makes it quite easy to orient. I've changed my mind and I think they're pretty good, although for new stuff I think the speed and visibility could make it harder than learning on a 700.

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