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From Fri, 1 Jul 2016 for Richard Hartmann (Rich23) at Medway Massive RC

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

6 flights

Had 6 flights at the field today. First couple I had to share with the farmer as he was doing some crop spraying, but by the 3rd he left me to it. Today I went over hovering, lazy 8's and circuits for the first 2 flights on the Protos, then moved on to piro flip, transition, flips, roll and aileron tic toc practise with the last 2 flights. Made some progress as didn't have to use rescue once with the Protos. Then I had a tuning flight with the Goblin and settled quite quickly. Tried some piro flips but couldn't quite get them and rescue came to the rescue a couple of times. Turned the rates up a little and a touch more style and now they are almost there. The sky was dark with the last Goblin flight so spent most of the last pack messing around and cutting the tall grass.


Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

6 flights

Met up with the Medway Massive for a good mornings flying. Had a few showers and the wind was quite strong to start with but settled once the sun tried to break through. The first flight on the protos was going well until I had a loss of power then a un called for rescue. Landed and everything checked out ok. Finished the rest of the flight with no issues, I will review the video and logs later.

After some issues with the NEO on the Goblin I finally got my replacement unit to put on. The first flight was perfect, good feeling, responsive and most importantly no elevator nodding!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ After the first flight the rates and style got adjusted and the second pack was great. Very sharp on the Cyclics and one or two more flights will see it dialled in to how I like it.

Rich


Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Had 3 flights at lunch today on the Protos. After rebuilding the motor, with new bearings and shaft, I had a quick check to make sure everything was ok and the belt was running on the pinion and main gear. Then moved onto new moves practise. I got my half piro flips to come out at the same height they started at (normally lose height) and got my version of the aileron tic toc to a point where I can see what I need to do to improve them. A great session but the wind was a tad to strong and dragged the heli away a few times.


Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Had 2 flights at the field with the Protos at lunch. Went over flips, rolls and got some more half piro flips in. Towards the end of the second pack a screech, clat, clip and loss of power put the adrenaline right at the back door. I was inverted and hit rescue which immediately killed the head speed as it climbed. A quick decision to bleed off as much headspedd as possible so it dropped into the crops with minimal damage. Just then it came back to life.. Fastest. Landing . Ever.

Turns out the motor can was moving up and down. The only thing stopping it separating was the pinion. Got home and pulled the motor out to find all the bearings were knackered and the shaft was ruined. It looks like the shaft was turning freely in the bearings which caused all the damage on the shaft.



Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

6 flights

Had a great session this morning at the field and got the flight line to myself. I started with going over my grass roots stuff and got it almost perfect...Typical! Also tried bringing aileron tic-toc's, half piro flips and some transition stuff to the field. Managed to get some good half piro flips in and some bad aileron tic toc's!



Sun, 12 Jun 2016 07:00

MK Heli Club

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

A fantastic day out competing in the Grass Roots competition at MK Heli Club with the Medway Massive. Had a warm up flight, sets, freestyle and a flight to discharge the last pack. Also watched Connor Sloan fly my Protos properly๐Ÿ˜ƒ




Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

6 flights

Had 6 flights this afternoon to get the last practise in before GR. Went over everything and changed a few bits and now I'm happy with what I have. A great session but now I need to bring the confidence to Grass Roots.


Thu, 9 Jun 2016 15:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

A great little session today in the sun at lunch. More GR practise and some half piro flip practise.๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Wed, 8 Jun 2016 13:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Grabbed a few flights on my lunch break to get some more practise in for GR. First flight was a mess but the second flight was a lot better. I also got a decent recognisable half piro flip in today, well chuffed.




Tue, 7 Jun 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Met Tony at the field at lunch and had great session going over stuff for GR.



Sun, 5 Jun 2016 11:00

Eynsford Model Helicopter Club

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

6 flights

A great session at Eynsford today. A great club that made me feel very welcome and has a great atmosphere. Got to fly in front of a crowd which was good experience for GR but the nerves were there in force. Watched some great flying and even managed to borrow a NEO to test the Goblin nod. New NEO = no nodding. Had 4 good flights with the Protos but the nerves held me back.


Sat, 4 Jun 2016 13:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

6 flights

A great session today for the 2D chumps. Would of been a cracker if the Goblin had stopped nodding...

Some good flights with the Protos and a little progress for the freestyle. Still trying to get the new moves to the field but can't hit the right pitch at the right time! Installed the mid pitch beep to try and help. Hit a new current draw of 208 amps messing about with climb outs and overspeeds.



https://www.facebook.com/richard.hartmann.50/videos/10154149223914361/

https://www.facebook.com/richard.hartmann.50/videos/10154149223914361/


Fri, 3 Jun 2016 17:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

A quick session after work to test the Kosmik out and try a few things out. As expected the Kosmik worked with no trouble. Tried a few different head speeds and am happy with how they are. Tried some new moves but the sky was horrible and I kept loosing the model. Hopefully get it down before next weekend.


Thu, 26 May 2016 17:05

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

Met up with Anthony and got 5 flights in with the Protos. Trying to go over stuff for GR but kept messing little things up. The wind didn't help as it was straight in the face. Got a little weed cutting in and tried some auto's using the bailout but need to adjust the min throttle setting. Still it was good to catch up with Anthony and get some flying in.


Tue, 24 May 2016 12:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Had 2 flights on the Protos at lunch today. The wind was stronger than I expected but still had some fun trying out the auto bail out. Had a few panic moments but it recovered in time. I can now start auto practise with some confidence. Also had some piro practise and tried a few new things out.


Sun, 22 May 2016 09:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

6 flights

Got to the field early to do some more testing with the G700C but the nodding is still there. Had 5 flights on the Protos but just wasn't feeling it today. Nothing on centre and nothing seemed to work how I planned. Still managed some practise.


All set for a morning at the field.


Thu, 19 May 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Went to the Massive and got 2 flights in this lunch time with the Protos Max. More GR practise and some messing about with some transitions for the freestyle.



Tue, 17 May 2016 09:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

I had another 5 flights at the massive this morning taking advantage of the great weather. Great little session practising GR sets and working on some new stuff. I also got a little over confident cutting the crops and the heli almost got sucked in to them.


Mon, 16 May 2016 13:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

I had so much fun this morning I charged up again and got another 3 flights on the Protos. I had some more fun trying to cut the grass/crops but this time got some more GR practise in. At one point the wind dropped to nothing so had a trim flight. The sky got quite dark at one point which made me loose orientation twice but all ok in the end.



Mon, 16 May 2016 09:20

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Squeezed 3 flights in after the school run. A geat session just messing about and trying to cut the grass and crops. Also practised holding mid pitch during vertical nose dives.


Sun, 15 May 2016 09:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

6 flights

A good session at the massive today. Swapped the NEO for a Mini VBar (cheers Pete) and the nodding on the 700C has gone... Looks like the NEO was at fault. Nice to know what it was. The Protos flew great today. More practise for GR and some general practise.


Sat, 14 May 2016 16:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Took the Goblin out to see if the latest batch of "fixes" have sorted out the nodding. Took off nicely but the nodding was still there. Swapping the FBL over next to start eliminating the electrics.


Wed, 11 May 2016 13:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

A quick couple of flights at lunch deciding my GR set manoeuvres


Sat, 7 May 2016 08:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

A great early morning session at the massive. Upped the gain on the tail and I'm now happy with the hold, stops and starts after fitting the Spin tail blades. Spent most of the time practising some transitions so my flying flows more and isn't stop start. Also tried some new things and went over GR sets.




Fri, 6 May 2016 16:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

A lovely evenings flying with the Protos. Had 5 flights in the sunshine and got a little practise in and just messed around.





Thu, 5 May 2016 18:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Managed to get 3 on the Protos after work this evening. Swapped the tail blades from the Edge to the spin black belts and the tail feels sharper on the stops and has a little more bite to them.


Thu, 5 May 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Well after more swapping shims about, gain adjustment, head speed adjustment and gyro pad swaps I still have a elevator nod that will not go away.





Any suggestions?


Wed, 4 May 2016 14:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Got 3 flights in at lunch today. Started well but the gusts started to get the better of me towards the end of the session. Got some GR practise in and just flew about mostly. I managed to get a new manoeuvre to the field as well so not all bad.



Sun, 1 May 2016 09:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

6 flights

Met up with the massive today and had a great session. Would of been better if the Goblin re maiden went better, it appears to have a bad nod. Tried all the usual stuff but no luck in sorting it out at the field. Looks like some rebuilding is in order.

The Protos flew great as ever and I got a little practise in for GR. Also started getting the thumbs warmed up for some new moves.



Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Went out early to try and beat the weather and got 2 flights in on the Protos. I then tried to maiden the Goblin 700c and thats where it all went wrong. The tail was not doing what it should, it was just spinning. After checking everything I tried again but this time the tail blades got munched good and proper. The cause? I had fitted the belt the wrong way. I had checked this but the tail pulley rotates the other way to the head. Moral of the story is to turn the head not the pulley to check the rotation ๐Ÿ˜ .


Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

Met up with the fellow chumps and had 5 flights this evening going over the basics, flips and some chest/head height little autos. The wind was in your face and cold on the fingers. Had a little play with a lower head speed which was very calm and enjoyable.





Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

A good session this morning with the Protos. The wind was cold on the hands but by the last 2 flights it warmed up. Also added a load more pitch boost and found the "spring" I was looking for. I also put the pitch back to 12.5 degrees. Now I just need to practise


Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

A great early session at the massive. 5 flights with beautiful sunshine and very little wind.



Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

A great day at the massive with some great flying and great laughs.


Fri, 8 Apr 2016 14:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

A great session today just a shame the sky was dark. I had 5 flights on the Protos and felt like I had progressed with a few things. The strong winds had started to knock my confidence a little as I couldn't get any move right, but today it all went together nicely. I also hit 50 flights on the Protos (after setup and maiden flights) and can report I like this heli a lot! In the 50 flights I had done nothing to it apart from oil the swash and tail pitch assembly. Belt's are good and the only thing to report is a build up of something on the tail pulley guide.



Tue, 5 Apr 2016 13:20

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Not a great session as the wind was quite strong and pushed the heli about on flips and rolls. Getting more confident in the wind but more practise needed. tried a few new little moves too.






Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Met up with Tony at the field and got 3 flights in after fixing the tail. Not a bad session, just flying and some practise for GR.







Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:10

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Not a great session today as the wind was strong, straight at me and cold! Managed to get a few bits of practise and then when I got home I managed to break the tail pitch slider! Not a good day for ordering spares for the weekend.






Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Got out at lunch again and put 3 flights on the Protos Max. Managed to get some rolls in to a move and got some practise in for GR.



Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Another lunch time session today and 3 more flights on the Protos. This time I had taken the wedges out of the collective throw and found it more controlled than with the wedges in. Just need to add some collective now to put it back to 12.5. Great session today and worked on some new moves. More sim time required though before I'm happy with them.






Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Met up with Tony at lunch and got 3 flights in. Made a nice change to have little to no wind and the sun warming me up. I upped the head speed to 2120rpm (ish) and this gave me some much needed pop around mid stick on the collective. I started to do some travelling rolls with success this time around too. A great session




Sun, 20 Mar 2016 10:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

Met up with Dean and Tony and got 4 flights in on the Protos. Once the sun came out it was a great session and even managed to pull 180.5 amps through the Kontroik 120HV. Was good to see Dean maiden his Protos and watch some very nice flying. Had a bit of GR practise but the wind built up to much in the end. Tony got my last set of batteries and flew a very nice flight.






Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Met up with Tony and got 3 flights in on the Protos at lunch today. The wind was strong and right in the face. Not the best session but tried some GR practise and even had to use the rescue for the first time on the Protos (3:40)





Sun, 13 Mar 2016 10:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 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!




Sat, 12 Mar 2016 13:40

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

A great session today with 3 more flights on the Protos. Missed Pete's epic motor cook out but got some good practise in. Also had a cheer for my best over speed yet (2 min).










Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:10

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Had a great session today with the Protos. Had 3 flights and was stringing things together a little bit better. Had some good advice from Tony on my tic tom's and got quite a bit of practise in. Also adjusted my rates up to 122 for a sharper cyclic response.



Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Met up with Tony at lunch and had 3 flights at the field today. Didn't feel very good as the wind was blowing directly in my face and my eyes just kept tearing up which made things a little difficult. Still managed some practise. Also reduced the rates a touch on the cyclic.



Tue, 8 Mar 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Had another 2 flights at lunch today. Would of been 3 but Tony came up and stole the the last pack ;). A good session with plenty of practise.








Sun, 6 Mar 2016 10:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

Met up with Dean, Pete and Scott and finally got some weekend flying in! Had 4 flights on the Protos and even tried some over speeds today. They need work lol. Need to knuckle down and use the sim and get some more moves to the field. A great session and good catch up.



Fri, 4 Mar 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Met up with the massive for a winter reunion. Had to do some retuning after fitting MKS HBL950 HV cyclic servo's. A quick reduction in rates and added a little expo sorted it out. After fitting the new servo's the Protos felt lighter in the air.






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