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Chrisrw

Helicopter

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Align 550L Dominator

AR7200BX
FUTABA BL's and DS620 tail
Otherwise stock.

0 flights, 0.00 hours flying time

62 flights, 5.65 hours flying time

Flights by Month

Sessions

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
3 flights
Very quick session before rain set in.
Thu, 8 Oct 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
0 flights
Thu, 8 Oct 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
3 flights
Sun, 4 Oct 2015 00:00
A random field/garden
6 flights
Another 6 packs at my 'local' spot.
All ok, took the Dominator this time. Very nervous first couple of flights (not too sure why - either due to the odd spectator or just the fact I didn't have the 550e with me?)
Considering how docile I was flying two of my Turnigy packs had dipped down to 11% on one cell. When put them on charge they seemed to shoot right up again so I think I may have to source some new ones. The zippy (25c's) are still rock solid, always coming back cool and never going below 40%.
Not sure when I'll next get out now - bad weather and family commitments.
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 00:00
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
Had a few quick flights with Rich. He maidened his 550L. Looks good.
Feel like I'm not getting enough practice. Only flying once a week at best at the moment and no Sim time :(
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
3 flights
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 00:00
Medway Massive RC
2 flights
Rich helped me with the governor (not getting the higher headspeed). Turns out it was just the Talon not seeing 100% as suspected. Had a couple of flights on the 550L running 2250 and it definitely feels better on continuous flips and rolls.
Had a good time with the 550e too. As the wind started to really pick up I was just playing around with some higher speed passes (well fast for me anyway!). Had to rush off in the end to pick up little one from preschool so didn't fly my last battery.
Tue, 8 Sep 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
3 flights
Lots more practice of my usual stuff. Need to try some more moves but just haven't had enough practice to feel confident enough. I was the only person there (apart from my 4 yrs old!) but still had a good time. Even had quite a blast with the MCPX...
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
3 flights
Again just catching up practice as been over two weeks.
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
3 flights
Good day.
just a bit of refresher flying! not had much practice due to summer hols and kids.
Fri, 7 Aug 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
2 flights
Just popped up for a few flights.
Sat, 1 Aug 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
1 flights
Not great today.
Flyig a bit off. I was so desperate to get out (without kids in tow) but after a night out my flying was a bit rubbish!
Still, was good to catch up with a few at the club. Was good to see DavIds electric conversion on his raptor.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
2 flights
Just popped our for a quick few this morning as haven't managed to make any evenings.
had both boys today so flying a bit limited, but good to get out.
inverted low flying around getting a bit better.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
A few quick flights.
all good.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
2 flights
Bit too breezy for low fig8 practicing so just had some fun up high today.
Really enjoyed it, didn't really try anything new or particularly challenging but I am seeing a general improvement in all my existing moves. Really starting to get a bit of confidence to actually fly around inverted now (actually navigated a bit around the site instead of just doing a length inverted and then always returning to upright straight away).
Had a bit of a scare at one point - started to doubt I was in idle1 one so tried to have a peep at the TX and thought it looked like I was (in idle1). Did a flip to inverted and all seemed ok so gave it a bit more negative. At that point it became obvious I wasn't!! flipped back to upright and just got enough headspeed back to avoid a bit of a mess. Next time I might actually just check the switch position first! I guess even silly mistakes are part of learning best practices in this hobby...
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
2 flights
A few quick flights but ended up helping a fellow flyer try and find his heli after a brownout (we did eventually find it over in the other field but the poor Goblin 500 was a little damaged).
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
3 flights
Hardly any wind. Lots of fun practicing my flips, rolls, inverted lengths and some nice low inverted hovering too. Also did a few correct height fig8's that might just have passed for an A test (definitely not consistent enough yet though). One scary moment with the Dominator where I did a fast(ish) inverted climb and just at that moment the clouds broke to reveal a very bright sun right where the heli was! Couldn't see anything but luckily I had plenty of height so just kept my cool, flew by how I presumed the heli was reacting and did a nice controlled half loop back to upright and the heli reappeared as expected. Would have been a '5' star day but no one else was at the club so downgraded it to 4 due to being Billy-no-mates again...

The more I fly the dominator the more I want to replace the 550e with another 550L, but it's not going to happen this year unless one drops into my lap!
Thu, 9 Jul 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
2 flights
Nice set of evening flights.
Started to do some lower inverted orientation practice.
Had a good time.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
2 flights
Managed 3 flights before little one woke up.
Everyone else at the club were busy fetteling with a heli in the office so I just went for it.
Then had a relaxed couple of hours keeping my son happy whilst popping up for the odd flight.
Wish all attempts to fly with kids in tow went so smoothly!
Actual flying was average - I did enjoy the light wind though and had some good inverted practice.
Roll on the next session...
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
1 flights
Nice evening at Eynsford.
A little fig8 practice and lots of playing. Nothing new today, a bit of static rolls & flips. A quick flight of the Dominator to compare it to the 550e which I mainly fly. Also tacho'ed both Heli's:
550e Idle1 2000rpm (88% on tx) Idle2 2200rpm (98% on tx)
550L Idle1 & Idle2 both showing 2000rpm governed - must have a look at the setup.
Wed, 3 Jun 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
2 flights
First direct comparison between the two 550's
both fly well, but obviously the 730mx in the dominator makes a big difference. I did motice that the headspeed on the 550e really drops if doing continuous eileron rolls.
had a real blast with the mcpx too - first proper go at doing lengths with stall turns at each end.
Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00
Medway Massive RC
1 flights
One very nervous flight - my 3yr old wanting my attention was too nerve racking. Had 3 separate 'mild' losses of orientation. Decided to call it a day.
Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
3 flights
Had fun with the dominator. Practiced my single rolls and flips. Some very poor A test practice.
Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00
Eynsford Model Helicopter Club
4 flights
Strange wind today. Didn't feel that strong but wierd sorta 'thermals' that caused some surprisingly big height changes.
450 not so happy today. Second battery tried a higher headspeed than I have previously used (due to wind) did a flip and it went out of control. Thought I'd saved it then lost tail control (went into a spin). Hit TH and no damage on impact but heli now grounded until I find the issue that caused the brown-out/RX reset.
Thu, 7 May 2015 00:00
Medway Massive RC
3 flights
First day trying out flips and rolls on the Dominator.
Only a week or so in flying a 550 and loving it.
Don't think the 450 will be around for much longer...




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