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From Tue, 1 Nov 2016 for Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:40

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

Had 4 flights at lunch today and got the flight count at 400! Also had a funneltastic time trying to get the funnels more dialled in. Managed 3 out of a possible 7 today. Went over a few basics as well.


Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:40

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

Had a great little session at the field this afternoon. Got 4 flights in and managed a couple of funnels but need to work on the elevator a bit more. Had a little incident at the end of the second flight with a little auto (Jack Hammer!!!) which broke the skids but still flew 2 more flights. The break was under the frame so they still supported the weight of the heli on take offs and landings.


Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

A great little session today with 3 flights on the Protos. Managed to get 3 decent looking funnels, although they climbed, today and almost had a full piro flip but the thumbs all went wrong at the end bit. Rescue saved the dayπŸ˜€


Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

A great lunchtime session today. I had 3 flights and got my first full funnel in, I was well chuffed with myself. It wasn't perfect but the height was consistent and it stayed in a circle. All I have to do now is remember how I did it!πŸ˜€


Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:40

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

Had 4 great flights on the Protos today after its maintenance. I had forgotten how good this heli was! Funnel starts felt better straight away and half piro flips were back to were I could do them fast and slow. Shame the wind and cold got to me.

πŸ˜ƒ


Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:35

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights



Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Had 3 flights between the rain showers today. Just went over orientations, flips, rolls and tried some funnels.


Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:25

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

I got to the field to find the farmer and his mate ploughing and spraying the field. I was just going to leave but decided to have a quick flight doing some hovering, flips and rolls. I enjoyed it so much I went for the second pack too. By the third pack the sprayer had gone so had a lovely flight with loads of flips and rolls, hovering manoeuvres and some half piro practise.


Sun, 9 Oct 2016 11:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

A bit of a mixed session today until Connor put his settings in the NEO. After the VTX blades were swapped for Cyclones I had to retune the head and found the sweet spot. Shame I ran out of packs before I could get on with some new stuff. Thanks Connor!


Mon, 3 Oct 2016 13:40

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Got out at lunch today for 3 flights on the Logo 700. The Cyclone blades are defiantly a improvement over the VTX's for me. Had a great little test session today a finally got my funnel starts consistent. Now just need to keep the pitch steady and maintain height as they tend to go up in to the stratosphere. Also got back on the half piro flips, need to get them consistently level so I can string both halves together. Also practised turns, rolls and flips. A good day.


Sun, 2 Oct 2016 09:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

Met up with the rest of the guys at the field and would of been a great session today but the wind was just to strong for me. Managed 4 flights after sorting out some setup issues and swapping from the VTX blades to the Cyclones. The Cyclones have brought the heli to life with more pop and faster response. Going to try a back to back comparison and then make a blade choice. Tony flew a pack, which was a joy to watch and gave the thumbs up. Just need a calmer day now so I can get back on the new moves.


Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Managed to get out at lunch for another 3 flights on the Logo 700. Kept on with the new moves but I lost the ability to maintain momentum in the manoeuvres.


Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Popped out for 3 flights with the Logo 700 at lunch and had a good little session. I tried to get a few new moves to the field but only managed to either start them or used rescue to recover. I was a little nervous too which didn't help. More sim time needed!


Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

6 flights

Met up with the Massive (Or should that be "Club Goblin") today and watched some great flying. Had both the Protos and Logo 700 out today and really enjoyed the days flying. After some maintenance on the Protos it was good to get it back in the air and finally got the Logo dialled in after some trouble getting it tuned.


Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

Another 5 flights on the Logo 700 this morning. A little more tweaking the rates and agility to get it to feel more precise and responsive. Also, under Tony's direction, I managed a funnel! Just the one mind but at least I now have a great start point. Thanks TonyπŸ‘


Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

A great little session this morning with the Logo 700. Managed to get the main rotor rates dialled in to how I like them and upped the tail rates a touch too. The Logo is very nimble and inspires confidence, I think we will get on well.


Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

Today was Logo 700 maiden day and it couldn't be a better forecast. little to no wind and sunny! The actual maiden was interrupted by a dog walker so after about a minute I went off to the side and checked rescue and bail out under the encouragement of the club members. A little bit of tuning still to do with the rates but I am very impressed with the Logo 700. Nimble, very precise and surprisingly quite.


And Connor Sloan putting it through its paces. (Sorry about the different video sources)


Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:10

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Met Tony up the field and had a quick couple of flights at lunch time.


Tue, 6 Sep 2016 16:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Got out after work with the Protos to grease the thumbs after my holiday. Was a little nervous but soon got back into the swing of things.


Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:00

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

18 flights

Managed to squeeze in 18 flights over the 10 days away on holiday.


Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Got out at lunch for 2 flights on the Protos today. The wind was a big put off as it was blowing in your face. Tried to get the 105 tail blades dialled in but the tail just feels soft compared to the 115mm that were on it before. Thankfully the new Rail 116mm turned up while I was out so will fit them this evening.


Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:00

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights


Sat, 13 Aug 2016 10:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

Went out for 5 flights after updating the NEO and Kosmik to the latest software. The NEO software was almost the same apart from the the rates were a touch sharp! Reduced them down to where I like them. Also adjusted the head speed after fitting a 21t pinion.


Sun, 7 Aug 2016 10:30

Eynsford Model Helicopter Club

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

8 flights

Had a great day up at Eynesford for the BBQ and some flying. Great guy's and a fantastic club.


Sat, 6 Aug 2016 16:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

After the wind picked up at ARA I thought I would try my luck at the massive on my way home. First pack needed rescue to save a half piro then the Kosmik went in to low voltage mode. Never had this before so panicked a little but got it landed. A cell on the Zippy's had gone down. Normally that would be a sign to pack up and go home with a intact heli...

On the last flight the heli made a funny noise on positive pitch inputs. I bought it over to check it out and the motor belt snapped. I bled off as much head speed as I could before the crops got it.


Sat, 6 Aug 2016 13:30

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

1 flights

Popped down to ARA for the Heli day after work. As I turned up the wind picked up so just had the one flight as the wind was to strong for me. Got to have a go on a glider too.


Fri, 5 Aug 2016 18:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

Went out for a little evening session and got 3 flights on the Protos. Went through some inverted hover orientation practise and tried to string some moves together. Then I thought I would practise auto's. Got over cocky!


Fri, 5 Aug 2016 13:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

A bit of a mixed session this afternoon. Trying to get some new stuff to the field but failing badly! Managed to get a few bits of grass cut though. More sim time...


Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

A good session today although it was cut short.


Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

A mixed session at lunch today with darkish skies and a few gusts. Managed to get a little over cocky with the auto practise and nearly put it in as I nearly ran out of spool up space! Started on the second part or the piro flip but need more sim time on those.


Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights


Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:10

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Had a quick 2 flights at lunch with the Protos today. Went over half piro flips, both right and left rudder, and tried to get some aileron tic toc's going but just couldn't get them today. I then went on to blade stops but my bottle kept going. I even managed a inverted to normal auto, which went well, but flicked out to early. Could of gone lower and closer to me.


Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

Meet up with some of the massive for an evening session. Had 5 flights on the Protos and started playing with the auto bail out. Blade stops here we come!


Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:40

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

5 flights

Went out with the Goblin this morning for some post AIR flights and met up with Tony and Pete. Had a great session with just practising and made sure the auto bailout was set up.


Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:00

WHFC - White Horse Flying Club

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

14 flights

A fantastic weekend at White Horse Flying Club for AIR 2016. I had 14 flights over the weekend in the funfly and loved it. Well done to Dean for placing 5th in sports.

Rich


Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

3 flights

High winds and dark skies was the order of the day today. Got some practise in and had a bit of a fly about. The highlight of the day was Conner Sloan coming to visit and then flying while Scott cut his hair! Amazing to watch.

Check out the Medway Massive page on Facebook for a video!



Rich


Wed, 6 Jul 2016 12:45

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

Got out in the glorious sunshine at lunch for 2 flights on the Protos. A great session with some very good half piro flips which led to 2 messy full piro flips and I managed to string some moves and transitions together which made for a very enjoyable session. Also went over some basics, flips, rolls and bank turns. πŸ˜ƒ




Mon, 4 Jul 2016 13:30

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

2 flights

A quick session at lunch today with 2 flights on the Protos. Managed to get some very good right rudder half piro flips and started with the left rudder half piro's at the field. Also kept on with flips and roll practise and tried to keep the flow going.


Sun, 3 Jul 2016 09:15

Medway Massive RC

Richard Hartmann (Rich23)

4 flights

Met up with the Massive and got 4 flights in on the Protos. Had a great little session practising moves and trying to string things together. Still need to practise as I'm thinking to much about whats next.


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!!! πŸ˜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 properlyπŸ˜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.πŸ˜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.


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