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From Sun, 1 May 2016 for Richard Hartmann (Rich23) at Medway Massive RC

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




Sun, 10 Jan 2016 13:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Squeezed in 2 flights and tested the new I/U sensor. It works a treat! I also get 40-55 seconds extra a flight with it and the batteries come down with 25% left. I just went over stuff I already know today as the thumbs were feeling the cold. Need to get some ideas for new moves from Dean and Tony now and get on the sim more!


Wed, 6 Jan 2016 12:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

Managed 4 flights today. It was cold and the sky was not at its best but got some more tuning in on the 690SX. Its almost there now, just need to sort the main shaft collar and then tweak the tail. The 550SX flew great and managed to get a few half piro moves in plus going over old stuff. Shame the thumbs were cold!


Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

Had 4 flights at the field today, 3 on the 690SX and 1 on the 550SX. The 690 had its re maiden with the NEO and VControl and then some adjustment flights to get the tail, style and agility dialled in. Getting the tail dialled in would of been quicker if I had used the tail gain and not the rota gain! Poxy neck strap was in the way of the screen. The 550 feels excellent and I even got to try a new manoeuvre out! Now to get the 690 feeling the same!


Rich


Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:40

Eynsford Model Helicopter Club

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

Went to Eynesford with Chris and had 5 flights. Managed to get the Neo feeling how I want it, just a little work on the tail needed as still getting a little wag. Some good flying today with the confidence coming back. I also got to play with the Neo rescue and almost got caught out playing with it due to dark skies lol. Also had a couple on the Vortex quad.

A great days flying


Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

A great day at the field with the 550SX and VControl. Managed to get the style and agility dialled in but still need a little more on the roll rates. Brought the tail gain down a little too but needs a little less. Had a quick go with the rescue, but Tony tested it properly lol. The skies were a little dark but glad I got 3 flights in and caught up with a few club mates.


Wed, 9 Dec 2015 14:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Rushed to the field after work to try and get the 550SX's maiden done with the NEO and V-Control but only got to have 2 poor flights. The wind was too strong to run the trim flight and optimisers. At least I got to grease the thumbs and try out the V-Control. Need to do some adjustments with the style and agility too. Lets hope the weekend is slightly less windy...


Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

A very cold start to the day but the sun did come out and warm us up a little. The 550x flew great but the cold fingers got to me in the end. Also got to maiden the 690SX. The first flight was uneventful and it behaved very nice indeed. The only down side was it felt very sluggish. Tried to adjust the VX1n but it didn't seem to change. I then commented about the long flight times to be told thats because the head speed was low. I thought I had set it to 2000rpm in the Jive using Mr Mels calc. I checked the head speed to find 1716 rpm! Upped it to 1953pm but ran out of batteries to test the new head speed. Was good to catch up with everyone too.


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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

1 flights

Managed to get a flight in but the fog made it uncomfortable to fly in so called it a day after 1 flight.


Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Went out early for some FPV practise then met up with the guys for some heli flying. Had 2 flights on the 550SX after a little break and got some motivation back. A good day out at the field


Thu, 8 Oct 2015 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Had 2 flights at the field today. Made a few gain adjustments on the tail after the new tail shaft and bearings were fitted. The Logo feels super smooth again.


Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:50

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

I went to the field for some tweaking on the 550L Dominator and managed to set the tail gains. Also got the 550SX back in the air after the tail issues. The wind got stronger and it was blowing in to me so just kept the flying simple.


Sat, 26 Sep 2015 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

As the Logo 550 is out of action it was time to finish off the 550L Dominator and get it in the air. It was a uneventful maiden, it just worked. I had it flipping and rolling on the first flight. Needs a little tweaking on the style and agility but that can wait until its had a good few flights through it. Overall I am impressed with it.

Also had a few flights with the Vortex FPV racer. I must be improving as I didn't destroy the props and landed within 12 foot of where I was sitting.


Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

Had a great afternoon at the field. Decided it was time to add some piro's in to the mix. Started off with some hovering piros, inverted piros and moving piros. Felt very good but need to keep practising on the sim. I also got loads of practise in on the dreaded turning towards me and now I'm starting to feel more comfortable. Also go some flip and roll practise in. After the last flight I decided to ground the heli as the tail had a clicking and twanging which got louder. On investigation it looks like the tail belt has been over tightened and put pressure on the tail shaft and bearings.







Sun, 20 Sep 2015 11:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Managed to get two flights in today at the field. Felt very good but still feel a bit rusty. A great morning and a good catch up.














Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

A good morning session at the field although the wind got stronger and stronger. Kept it simple today and practised known stuff and worked on my circuits some more.

Also got 3 flights on the Vortex FPV racer. It's starting to sink in!


Sun, 6 Sep 2015 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

After 4 long weeks of not being able to fly due to holidays today was the day I got to fly. A very sedate first flight greasing the thumbs then 2 flights getting back in the groove. Also good to catch up with everyone and the maiden of the IRC Vortex. A very weird experience and a few crashes but great fun.


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