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Andy Mc

Helicopter

Blade

Blade 450 3D

Stock setup with Fusuno FG canopy - bought as spare (just in case)

Now converted to my first scale build, flies sweeetly, really enjoy this one,
5 blade head and flybarless unit ready to fit until research completed.

0 flights, 00:00:00 flying time

24 flights, 01:58:00 flying time

Flights by Month

Sessions

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:10
Slough R/C Model Club
6 flights
Just some steady flight as it was a hassle in the wind, noticed blades weren't tracking properly either, eventually gave it some stick doing some really fast and high stall turns...even my missus came to watch...

Gaui - still a bit petrified of this thing...but idled up and flew some really nice controlled stall turns with pirouettes in the turns and very level passes, practiced some loops, tight ones and big arcing ones,2 static flips and finished off with about a 30sec inverted nose in hover..over the moon with this Heli...smiling like a little kid.
Fri, 15 May 2015 16:00
Slough R/C Model Club
2 flights
thought i would have a go at some inverted flight, practised flying stall turns one way forwards, other way tail first with loops in between.

2nd flight was inverted practise in different orientations, i seemed to lose power after a while as heli just smashed into the ground with pretty disastrous results, only things that really survived was all the electronics incl servo's which was amusing.

new frame, boom, shaft, bearings,blades, linkages etc..
Thu, 14 May 2015 16:20
Slough R/C Model Club
5 flights
Converted Trouble to a scale MD500, maiden flight, straight into it, fantastic flying really stable and looks great, very happy with my first scale build and flying session

450 #1 just practised general circuits with stall turns.
Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00
Slough R/C Model Club
3 flights
orientation and slow forward flight with momentum turns (practice scale flying)
Sun, 10 May 2015 16:00
Slough R/C Model Club
5 flights
basic flight moves, orientation practice. tried different collective/cyclic stages for stall turns to improve turn away from flight line speeds and fly by at lower heights
Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:05
Slough R/C Model Club
1 flights
spooled 450 #1 up and as she lifted off she just started violently spinning...bleh heart stopping moment, anyway landed her safely without damage, but noticed the connection to the ball link on tail rotor had totally snapped off.... repair time again!

put 7 batts though my other heli, took me 5 batts to get the mojo back as i was just all over the place, last two batts just threw caution to the wind and did some great continuous flying at speed fig 8's then into stall turns with a piro, loops in bewteen stall turns and then back into x2 fig 8's before timer kicked in.

never done that before, well chuffed
Fri, 3 Apr 2015 14:00
Slough R/C Model Club
2 flights
After rebuild last night on trouble was a bit worried, but she flew even better than she did before, only difference more setup time and different blades - used 325mm GF blades.

Other 450 was flying great until she hit the ground, almost same spot as yesterday, sort of realised that the canopy blended into the clouds, which made me lose orientation, time for canopy change.

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