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From Wed, 1 Jun 2016 for Richard Hartmann (Rich23) at Medway Massive RC

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 😠.


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.






Mon, 29 Feb 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

2 flights at lunch for the Protos Max again today. A great session but the wind was blowing right in your face. The Heli continues to impress.






Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Met up with Tony and got another 2 flights in. Was nice just to fly but by the second pack my fingers were frozen! Need to find my gloves!



Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Got to the field for another 2 flights at lunch again. Managed to get the heli dialled in nicely. Upped the Gov head speed by 1 click, increased the rates by another 6 and a touch more style. The second flight was fantastic and gave me loads of confidence, so much that I got a little cocky and nearly had a fly past the pit "area". Tried some loops with a piro half way, turns towards me and a centre heading circle. More sim practise required but a great day.






Fri, 19 Feb 2016 13:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Had 2 flights on the Protos at lunch. First battery was great and got the tail where I like it with the rates and expo. Also added some pitch pump and tried some paddle sim. The second flight was ruined by the wind picking up to much and the Heli was being blown all over the shop. Good fun trying to land!




Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

After what seemed like an eternity of crap weather I got 2 flights in on the Protos Max V2. The maiden was uneventful and just a few tweaks on style and rate and it was back in the air. I am extremely pleased with how this performs.


Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:10

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

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

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

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

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

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, 20 Jan 2016 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Met up with Tony for a few flights at the field. It was a lot milder than expected again today so charged all my packs to find pack 3 won't balance. Looks like a balance plug issue. On the second flight I had to use the rescue as I messed up a move.

Rescue is at approx. 4:00 min



Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:40

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

I got 2 flights at the field today and enjoyed just flying with the 690SX. It was beautiful day and I wish I had charged more packs!


Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Met up with the Massive (Dean,Pete, Scott and Tony) and got 2 flights in with the 690SX. Some quick adjustments on the tail then went on to going over a few moves. A nice little session.


Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

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

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

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




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