All Sessions

From Wed, 20 Sep 2017

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

2 flights

Really liking the green machine again :)


Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

2 flights

Another couple of flights in the afternoon. Weather was great for flying in


Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:30

Leicester Model Aero Club Leicester Area Radio Control Society MK Heli Club

RichardV

19 flights

Gumley first, too busy. Larcs for a bit until it was time to get some lunch and get down to MK. It turned out to be a really nice session with the Daves. First a bit of work on SM for next year and then some rolling stuff.
Home for the F1 and then started putting some music together for next year's FTM.


Sun, 17 Sep 2017 02:00

MK Heli Club

Jonah dave

7 flights

Practicing F3n set manoeuvres with Richard V and Dave S.Found out is ok being able to do manoeuvres any where in the sky but when you try and start them in a certain position and keep them centralized as required for F3n its a hole different ballgame.Much more practice required


Sat, 16 Sep 2017 15:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Eventually stopped raining do went up for a fly. After flying the trex 700 last week I took it back out for some flights. Field very soggy following the rain but some good fun flights


Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:45

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Michael Parker

7 flights

Pretty good day at the field. Dad and I flew the Yellow trainer and Dad landed it. A little rough but nothing broke. I flew my Stryker for the first time in years and on an EDF 3700KV motor swinging a 4x4.5 prop. It was great and was about as fast as the stock motor. Time to put in the 4S next!!!


Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:00

Just a regular field

Oleg Antonyan

6 flights


Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:00

Fluvanna County Radio Control Flying Club

Robert "Full" Montee

6 flights

Was using E5SS (F3C) for buddy boxing.


Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:00

3D Champs, Loughborough

RichardV

2 flights


Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:30

Leicester Model Aero Club 3D Champs, Loughborough

RichardV

23 flights

2 Early flights at Gumley to check the rebuild and also make sure the genny was OK before I drove through to Loughborough for the 3D Champs funfly. Initially it was a bit rubbish, with the rain, and carpark being a long way from the flightline. I didn't have any cover, so I just had to hide until the rain disappeared enough to get the table, genny and chargers set up. After that it went really well, got to fly with George and the blokes from WHFC. Met atomiccomp and Maria.


Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:00

Oleg Antonyan

6 flights

Vacation flight


Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:15

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Michael Parker

6 flights

Kind of a mixed day. Dad and I went to the field and were the only ones there. It was very windy which wasn't fun on the planes. Dad's Yellow Trainer flew great and ran smooth. My little Red Trainer however, didn't run good at all. We struggled with the tune and the engine cut off in flight. We then decided to call it quits on that plane for the day. I was getting my nitro heli tuned very well and when I was running very low on fuel, I did one final auto. I then decided to do a skidding auto. But at about two feet off the ground, I realize that I had these massive rubber grommets on the skids and I knew the heli was just going to stop dead. So I pulled back but didn't have the head speed and botched the auto. A link popped off and one plastic servo horn stripped. I got very lucky!


Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:00

3d heli's in the vines

Paul Hawkins

4 flights

Practice


Sun, 10 Sep 2017 13:35

Home

Michael Parker

1 flights

Great flight until I dumb Thumbed it right into that dang fence my dad just put up for our dogs! CURSE YOU FENCE!!! Damage was the main blades, tail boom, servo horn, and a tail pin.


Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:00

Just a regular field

Oleg Antonyan

6 flights


Sun, 10 Sep 2017 08:00

Oxon Helicopter Collective

P1Andy

2 flights

Two rounds of F schedule of which I have never flown before. Managed the manoeuvres and finished the competition in 9th place which I was very pleased with given the quality of the pilots involved. Wind picked up in the afternoon before the 500 mile journey back home.


Sun, 10 Sep 2017 01:00

3d heli's in the vines

Paul Hawkins

3 flights

Practice


Sat, 9 Sep 2017 12:20

Home

Michael Parker

1 flights

Another great flight on the Fireball in my yard!


Sat, 9 Sep 2017 12:00

Jonah dave

8 flights

Been struggling to do rolling loops, Richard V noticed a problem in my heli setup than could have been hindering my progress.I've improved the setup on the heli so hoping it will help me crack the rolling loop manoeuvre.Richard V was entertaining us with some risky autos at the end of the day, he rolled out of one really close to the ground but the wind had changed direction and the heli went in, luckily the damage wasn't too bad.


Sat, 9 Sep 2017 08:00

Oxon Helicopter Collective

P1Andy

3 flights

Down to compete in the F3C Euro Heli series. Nice club and met some great people over the weekend. 3 P schedule flights done, first was ok, second good and third ok again.


Sat, 9 Sep 2017 07:30

MK Heli Club

RichardV

32 flights

A long day at MK. I had intended to got to Jason's funfly in North Notts, but the forecast showed rain all day there and clear at MK for the morning. I didn't expect to be long so didn't bother taking lunch.
Woods was already there. He had a few flights and then crashed both his Goblins. Not much damage, but enough to end his day early.
I flew almost non-stop, getting some good practice in.
Having been at the field for 10 hours with no food, I got a bit tired, which turned out to be a problem. During a rolling auto, I just didn't have enough headspeed to complete it and the heli hit the deck. Not too hard, but enough to break the skids, blades, boom and a blade grip arm. It'll be a relatively cheap/quick fix, but shouldn't have happened.
At least tomorrow is too wet n windy for flying, so it's a build day for me.


Fri, 8 Sep 2017 17:00

Nene Valley Aeromodellers

Jonah dave

5 flights


Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

6 flights


Thu, 7 Sep 2017 11:00

3d heli's in the vines

Paul Hawkins

1 flights

Test flight been having issues with motor cutting out finally did a full 4 minute flight and I landed with out a an unexpected auto mid flight!


Wed, 6 Sep 2017 20:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

1 flights

Replaced all bearings and dampers in the head so took he Heli up for a test flight before the competition at the weekend.


Wed, 6 Sep 2017 18:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

5 flights

Picked Tom up for some evening flying. I'm getting more confident in the dark, which is always dangerous. All the new moves I'm working on are taking a chunk out of my flight time. I think I was ending up just over 4 minutes on most of them.


Wed, 6 Sep 2017 18:00

Skyfly city

Joupscott

5 flights


Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:00

MK Heli Club

Jonah dave

10 flights

Weather looked bad for the coming weekend so had half day of work to make most of the good weather.


Tue, 5 Sep 2017 18:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

4 flights

A few flights after replacing the links last night.


Mon, 4 Sep 2017 19:00

Home

Michael Parker

1 flights

Still tuning the engine. It's starting to get a lot better now.


Mon, 4 Sep 2017 06:45

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Robert "Full" Montee

5 flights


Sun, 3 Sep 2017 16:30

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Robert "Full" Montee

6 flights


Sun, 3 Sep 2017 15:30

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Michael Parker

9 flights

Great day at the field today! I got my dad out and buddy boxed him. He loved it. He's starting to remember more and more about flying! I had a great time with him today!😀


Sun, 3 Sep 2017 14:45

David3D95 (FR)

7 flights

It works, Pie dish, tic toc, piroflips ! 😃


Sun, 3 Sep 2017 11:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

4 flights

She flies! Changed all the servos this morning and took her out for a tentative few flights. The trims are out and it's a bit whippy in left piros, but everything else is just as it was. I'll have to do one of those long days at the field where I redo all the trims and optimisations.


Sun, 3 Sep 2017 10:00

3d heli's in the vines

Paul Hawkins

4 flights

Practice


Sat, 2 Sep 2017 17:45

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Michael Parker

4 flights

Flew at the field after work. It was raining off and on. A lot of mist mainly.


Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:30

Leicester Heli Flyers

Paz

3 flights


Sat, 2 Sep 2017 12:15

MK Heli Club

Jonah dave

6 flights

Flew well for the first few flights then my flying went downhill.Think I've been persuaded to do F3n next year so need to do more flying.


Sat, 2 Sep 2017 09:00

MK Heli Club

RichardV

22 flights

Arrived late, got a few flights in before starting the search for Andy's heli and getting scratched up.

The flying went well and I got some new moves down. Duncan came out later to get some practice for 3D champs, which was nice to watch. I also got to ask him about some of the moves. I don't think I'll being doing the Champs this year but it's good information.

Towards the end of the day, I had a complete lockout coming out of a loop and the heli went nose-first into the rough before I had a chance to do anything. I hit TH to stop any further damage and strangely the heli lifted up above the long stuff and then dropped back again. The radio then started giving low Rx voltage warnings, so I assumed I'd had some sort of low voltage reset. The blades were folded back but I couldn't see any signs of damage. The log only showed low voltage warnings after TH which explained why I never got any warnings in flight, but didn't explain the lockout. After still not finding any damage, I found the rear cyclic servo was completely solid. I had the feeling I was able to level the heli with aileron but elevator had no effect for that half-second before it went in, so I'm pretty sure that's the culprit.

So amazingly, after hitting the deck at speed and full RPM, the scrub slowed the heli down enough to not cause any damage beyond a few cracks in the canopy. I'm pretty happy with that.


Sat, 2 Sep 2017 09:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights


Sat, 2 Sep 2017 08:15

Central Model Helicopter Club

Gary Townsend

8 flights

A strange day for me really, so I'll rank it as below:

Social: 10 Cars in the parking bay of the flight line, loads of good chat, and a long 7 hour session finishing at about 4:00pm. Rating 5 Star.

Weather: Virtually no wind at all, sunny, warm, but not enough cloud to obscure the sun, which bothered me from about 12:00 to 14:00, the next two hours we faced the other way and it was getting increasingly better as the sun went around towards the back of us. Rating 4 star.

My Flying: There were moments when I felt very unsettled, struggling to concentrate well, and I don't know why, but it wasn't too much booze the night before because I was a good boy last night 😃 By the end of the session it was about half 😱 and half 😃 so just about okay. Rating 2 star.

So we have: (5 + 4 + 2) / 3 = 3.67 Star, hence my 4 stars given for the session.


Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:30

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

8 flights

The forecast for this evening looked dire so I went for a quick lunchtime session. Quite a few fixed-wingers around but they normally vacate the flight-line when I go up. Completely unnecessary of course, but it's nice to have a clear space to fly in anyway.
Went back after work for a few more flights with Tom and Rob.


Fri, 1 Sep 2017 09:25

Home

Michael Parker

1 flights

Flew the Fireball before work.


Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:55

Home

Michael Parker

1 flights

Just flying at home. Love my Fireball!


Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:45

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

9 flights

It was raining when I left work but, as the evenings are getting shorter, I had to take a chance it would get better. By the time I charged up, checked the heli over and had a cup of tea, the clouds had gone and the wind had died.
It turned out to be a really chilled session, lots of rolling and drills.


Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

3 flights

Finished changing the dampers in the head and had time to get out to the field for some test flights.


Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00

Skyfly city

Joupscott

5 flights


Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:00

3d heli's in the vines

Paul Hawkins

2 flights

Practice


Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:30

3d heli's in the vines

Paul Hawkins

6 flights

Few flights before work


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