All Sessions

From Thu, 1 Sep 2016 for Richard Hartmann (Rich23) at Medway Massive RC

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.


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 😠.


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