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Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

Helicopter

Mikado

Mikado Logo 550 SX

615's on the cyclic's and 655 on the tail, Kontronic 100 LV, Scorpion 4025-1100 and a Neo taking care of things.

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Sessions

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 10:30
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
Met up with the massive again and brought the 550SX out along with the Protos for 2 flights each. The 550SX was the same lovely machine to fly but it was blowing hard and it was all over the place. The Protos flew better but the wind was far to strong and I just couldn't get the corrections right. Got to see Scott maiden his Goblin 700 comp, it looked very good in the sky!



Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:10
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
A great session at the field working on some new stuff. Managed to improve a few bits but more sim work needed on other bits.

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:30
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
A good session today but the wind got too strong and then the rain came to end the session.
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:40
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
A great session with the guy's at the field. I got 3 flights on the 550SX after the rebuild. Shame about the fog


Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:45
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
Got to the field with the intention of getting through 6 batteries but I managed to get 3 in before it went in.

Still had a good session and got some practise in before picking it up from the dirt. Doesn't look too bad but so far it's looking at Main blades, canopy (still usable), main shaft, spindle and a few bearings.

Tony has the Video on his feed.


Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:00
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
Had 4 flights at the field with the 550SX today. I upped the tail to 120 in the NEO as it was feeling a little slow and I was advised by Tony. I spent this afternoon going over stuff I know, practising some new stuff, piro's, inverted orientation and some gentle flying. I even managed to pull 119.1 amps out of the 550 doing inverted climb outs with pirouettes. A good session and can't wait for Wednesday



Sun, 10 Jan 2016 13:30
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
Squeezed in 2 flights and tested the new I/U sensor. It works a treat! I also get 40-55 seconds extra a flight with it and the batteries come down with 25% left. I just went over stuff I already know today as the thumbs were feeling the cold. Need to get some ideas for new moves from Dean and Tony now and get on the sim more!
Wed, 6 Jan 2016 12:30
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
Managed 4 flights today. It was cold and the sky was not at its best but got some more tuning in on the 690SX. Its almost there now, just need to sort the main shaft collar and then tweak the tail. The 550SX flew great and managed to get a few half piro moves in plus going over old stuff. Shame the thumbs were cold!
Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:30
Medway Massive RC
1 flights
Had 4 flights at the field today, 3 on the 690SX and 1 on the 550SX. The 690 had its re maiden with the NEO and VControl and then some adjustment flights to get the tail, style and agility dialled in. Getting the tail dialled in would of been quicker if I had used the tail gain and not the rota gain! Poxy neck strap was in the way of the screen. The 550 feels excellent and I even got to try a new manoeuvre out! Now to get the 690 feeling the same!


Rich
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:40
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
5 flights
Went to Eynesford with Chris and had 5 flights. Managed to get the Neo feeling how I want it, just a little work on the tail needed as still getting a little wag. Some good flying today with the confidence coming back. I also got to play with the Neo rescue and almost got caught out playing with it due to dark skies lol. Also had a couple on the Vortex quad.

A great days flying
Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:00
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
A great day at the field with the 550SX and VControl. Managed to get the style and agility dialled in but still need a little more on the roll rates. Brought the tail gain down a little too but needs a little less. Had a quick go with the rescue, but Tony tested it properly lol. The skies were a little dark but glad I got 3 flights in and caught up with a few club mates.

Wed, 9 Dec 2015 14:00
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
Rushed to the field after work to try and get the 550SX's maiden done with the NEO and V-Control but only got to have 2 poor flights. The wind was too strong to run the trim flight and optimisers. At least I got to grease the thumbs and try out the V-Control. Need to do some adjustments with the style and agility too. Lets hope the weekend is slightly less windy...
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:00
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
A very cold start to the day but the sun did come out and warm us up a little. The 550x flew great but the cold fingers got to me in the end. Also got to maiden the 690SX. The first flight was uneventful and it behaved very nice indeed. The only down side was it felt very sluggish. Tried to adjust the VX1n but it didn't seem to change. I then commented about the long flight times to be told thats because the head speed was low. I thought I had set it to 2000rpm in the Jive using Mr Mels calc. I checked the head speed to find 1716 rpm! Upped it to 1953pm but ran out of batteries to test the new head speed. Was good to catch up with everyone too.


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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:30
Medway Massive RC
1 flights
Managed to get a flight in but the fog made it uncomfortable to fly in so called it a day after 1 flight.

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:00
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
Went out early for some FPV practise then met up with the guys for some heli flying. Had 2 flights on the 550SX after a little break and got some motivation back. A good day out at the field
Thu, 8 Oct 2015 10:00
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
Had 2 flights at the field today. Made a few gain adjustments on the tail after the new tail shaft and bearings were fitted. The Logo feels super smooth again.
Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:50
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
I went to the field for some tweaking on the 550L Dominator and managed to set the tail gains. Also got the 550SX back in the air after the tail issues. The wind got stronger and it was blowing in to me so just kept the flying simple.

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:00
Medway Massive RC
5 flights
Had a great afternoon at the field. Decided it was time to add some piro's in to the mix. Started off with some hovering piros, inverted piros and moving piros. Felt very good but need to keep practising on the sim. I also got loads of practise in on the dreaded turning towards me and now I'm starting to feel more comfortable. Also go some flip and roll practise in. After the last flight I decided to ground the heli as the tail had a clicking and twanging which got louder. On investigation it looks like the tail belt has been over tightened and put pressure on the tail shaft and bearings.






Sun, 20 Sep 2015 11:30
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
Managed to get two flights in today at the field. Felt very good but still feel a bit rusty. A great morning and a good catch up.













Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:30
Medway Massive RC
5 flights
A good morning session at the field although the wind got stronger and stronger. Kept it simple today and practised known stuff and worked on my circuits some more.

Also got 3 flights on the Vortex FPV racer. It's starting to sink in!

Sun, 6 Sep 2015 10:00
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
After 4 long weeks of not being able to fly due to holidays today was the day I got to fly. A very sedate first flight greasing the thumbs then 2 flights getting back in the groove. Also good to catch up with everyone and the maiden of the IRC Vortex. A very weird experience and a few crashes but great fun.
Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:45
Medway Massive RC
5 flights
A great afternoons flying. I managed to get my transitions to inverted flight neater and got some inverted flying practise in. Slowly getting there, but still a little nervous with direction changes.

A nice session
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:00
Medway Massive RC
5 flights
A lovely calm day at the field with the 550SX. Just more practise with flips and inverted flight but a great session.

Caught up with Tony too





Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:30
Medway Massive RC
5 flights
Had a good session at the field today with some flips & rolls and a little inverted flying practise. I had a few moments flying inverted as my thumbs just wouldn't push the sticks the right way.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
5 flights
Finally got the chance to visit Eynesford today. What a nice flying field and a great morning to fly. Put 5 batteries through the 550SX with just some gentle flying about and flips and rolls. Different scenery took a while to get used to. I also got 3 nose in landings.

Also got to fly the Goblin 380. I'm still undecided on weather this heli is for me or not. It's very nice but I'm just not comfortable when flying it.



Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:20
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
Managed to get out between my Daughters parties today. An OK session but the gusts got the best of me by the 3rd flight.
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:30
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
A quick trip to the field between tip runs. Just some more flips and rolls practise and some general flying about
Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:30
Medway Massive RC
5 flights
A good day at the field in the sun. Started to make a little progress with backwards flight and inverted flight. Still more practise needed!
Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:45
Medway Massive RC
5 flights
After fitting and setting up the Kontronic on the Logo 550SX, today was the first flights. This ESC has impressed from setup all the way to flight, outstanding and highly recommended.

I managed to get 5 flights in practising, practising and more practising.
Sat, 4 Jul 2015 17:30
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
A quick evening session to setup the new Kontronic ESC and test the Cyclone tail blades.

Once the ESC was setup (extremely easy!) a quick test flight had me very impressed. A very smooth start up and an excellent gov. Also a issue with the tail was resolved with the new Cyclone tail blades which replaced the kit supplied RotorTech's. All in all a very productive session. Thanks go to Tony for showing me the setup for the ESC.



Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:15
Medway Massive RC
5 flights
Another beautiful morning at the field. Got 5 flights in going over new stuff. Nearly there with a few bits but need to practise, practise and practise more.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:45
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
Popped back to the field for a cheeky couple of flights and met up with Tony to see him fly his 700. Just some big air stuff and flips.

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:15
Medway Massive RC
5 flights
A great day at the field with 5 flights on the 550SX. Just went over things I know and practising flips ,rolls and inverted flight. It's starting to come along nicely but more practise! Also tested out my new Opti 5000mAh pack and I'm impressed. The only downer was a continuing tail problem. Need to do more investigating

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:30
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
Had another great day at the field with the logo 550. I'm just going over the stuff I know to get completely comfortable before I start to introduce piro's in to my flights. I noticed that I'm correcting in a manoeuvre to keep it straight when before I would correct after the manoeuvre. I feel progress has been made over the last two days.

I also had 1 and a half flights on the Goblin 380 to get it dialled in. Almost lost it as I lost orientation when I let it get a little too far away. Luckily I got it back! I upped the head speed to 3450rpm and adjust the collective boost to give it a more direct feel around mid stick. Thanks to Tony for helping out. I might try a higher head speed, 3600 ish just to see what it's like...

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:20
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
I got to have 4 flights on the 550SX at the field today. A well needed session. Just went over flips. rolls, circuits and inverted flight. All coming along nicely but plenty of practise is still needed. Hopefully will be able to get to the field a bit more now the weather is getting better....

Also managed to maiden the Goblin 380. Had a few little niggles with the tail in idle 2 (3350rpm), belt needed tightening and the gain would not stop a weird wag, but super Forza came to the rescue and we adjusted the head speed which sorted the funny wag. I really like this heli.

https://youtu.be/dor_Lspjra0

This is a video of Tony flying it after the maiden. Sorry for the music but our Tony likes a power ballad.





Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:45
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
An excellent morning at the field. Went over the moves I know and practised some stationary rolls and flips. Also started to setup idle 1 for a low head speed to practise circuits and fig 8's. Settled on 1900rpm but might go a touch lower. Also plenty of inverted flying practise on the last battery. Starting to get the stick movements in my head for inverted forward flight but backwards needs some work.

A great day
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:00
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
A great afternoon at the field with a great turnout. Even had some planks to keep things mixed up a little. Watching tony fly/crash a plank was the best bit!
Had 2 flights on the 550 and 2 on the 700.

Thu, 4 Jun 2015 17:00
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
Another 4 flights this afternoon going over stuff I already know. A great afternoon with some good company too. Need to push more though and get some more moves to the field from the sim.

A few pictures from the afternoon of Dean and Anthony flying

Roll on the weekend...





Thu, 4 Jun 2015 10:00
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
A lovely sunny day at the field. Got 4 good flights in practicing loops, flips and rolls. Roll on 5 o'clock for session 2.
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:45
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
Got to the field just as the clouds turned up. Had 2 flights before the wind picked up and 2 while the wind was stronger. Not a great session.
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:30
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
A fantastic afternoon at the field. Great weather and great flying, even if I do say so myself. With little to no wind I could see all the sim time paying off. First I noticed how my pitch control had Improved, then my stall turns held nicely and my rolls and flips looked 10 times better. I even tried a "lawn dart" and this went very well. I got 1 complete roll in, kept it straight coming down and pulled out without panic.

"lawn dart" = when you fall nose down while doing 1 complete roll then pulling out, either inverted or normal, to continue. I called it the lawn dart as I usually mess it up and plant the heli nose first (sim).

A great afternoon flying.





Sun, 17 May 2015 10:00
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
I managed to negotiate 2 flights with my little girl before we went to the park today. A great little session but the wind was a little stronger than I expected and made my flips and rolls look very messy. Still some good practise in the wind.
Wed, 13 May 2015 09:30
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
A glorious morning flying. Had 4 flights with the 550SX and tried to keep the moves flowing instead of doing one move, have a think, next move. Worked quite well but need more moves! The 700 felt a bit off today and sounded like the tracking was out. Will have to redo the setup and adjust the blades.

Had a play with the slow motion camera while Tony was flying. Not bad results.

A great day at the field.

https://youtu.be/FzTB8SNWIx8



Sun, 10 May 2015 09:45
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
Had 3 packs through the 550 trying inverted forward flight, flip, rolls and going over the stuff I can do before it was grounded. Tony noticed a broken tail pitch link on the 550 while I was trying to trace a hard stop oscillation after the disaster of the auto last time out. Then the 700 came out for a flight which I really enjoyed.
Thu, 7 May 2015 09:30
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
Had 4 flights this morning at the field. It was all going well until I decided to do a auto from about 6 foot off the ground. It came down ok then drifted right and tipped into the crops. Luckily no damage just a horrible feeling while I watched it disappear into the crops. Still a great mornings flying.

Sun, 3 May 2015 16:15
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
Managed to get a few flights in, but the wind was a little too strong.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:00
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
An excellent morning at the field. Sorted out the 550SX YGE issue (start up power too low) and had 4 great flights going over flips and rolls with some forward inverted flight thrown in for good measure. The gusts started getting stronger which through my flips and rolls off but still a great morning. I even had time for a flight on the 700L.

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:00
Medway Massive RC
1 flights
What a crap session. First I thought I would get the 250 in the air to make sure it's setup for the indoor meeting. This lasted 3 mins before it fell out the sky into the crops. No damage and no more patience for the smaller heli's.

Then after re setting up the YGE ESC to use the vortex gov, I get a nice gentle hover to check the headspeeds then the 6 beeps and nothing. I tried and checked what I could at the field but after 1 flight I called it a day. I have narrowed it down to the possible start up power being changed to 4%.

At least the weather looks ok for tomorrow
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:20
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
A great day at the field trying to get things from the sim to real life. Plenty of flip and roll practise, inverted forward and backwards flight plus some circuit training. I feel I made some progress.

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:00
Medway Massive RC
4 flights
A little bit over cast between the sunny periods at the field today and a nice steady wind. Took the 250 up to get it ready for the indoor and the main shaft bolt backed out and lost all pitch. It floated down into the crops and will live to see another day. Looks like the washer is a little to big and was catching the main gear and undoing.

The 550SX was called in to action and I had 4 great flights with it. I just went over the basic's I know but this heli still puts a nice big smile on my face.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:00
Ashford Frontier RC Association
2 flights
A great morning down at Frontier with everyone. Had 2 great flights on the 550SX and 1 good,1 ok ish on the 700L. The wind was ok but the gusts got to me on the last 700l flight.

A great day flying





Tue, 7 Apr 2015 16:00
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
A fantastic evening so it would of been rude not to get out for a few flights. I got another quick flight on the 250 and all it needs is the tail sorting out and this will be a very good indoor heli. The mighty 550SX had another 2 flights and this gets better and better the more I fly it. So impressed with how it feels in the air. The 700L had another 2 flights too. Another great day at the field with good company.

Added some pictures of me in action with the 550SX. Cheers Tony





Sun, 5 Apr 2015 14:00
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
A excellent day at the field. I met Tony and I got the 250 in the air and threw it around a little, this might have some potential for a indoor heli...

Also got 2 more flights on the new 550SX. This heli just gets better and better, so light in the air and very precise, even just hovering and flipping. Also managed to get the 700L in the air for 2 flights.

Cant wait for next time...
Thu, 2 Apr 2015 12:00
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
A fantastic afternoon at the field today. After sorting out the OWB on the 500 I managed to get 4 good flights on it which built up some confidence. Nothing spectacular but still 4 good flights.

Next up the Logo 550SX Maiden. After Tony and Dean had a quick check over it was up in the air and WOW its an amazing heli. I just wish I had bought one sooner. It inspires confidence and is so precise.

The 700L only managed 1 flight today but it was a great one.

All in a great day at the field and good company too


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