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From Sun, 1 Jan 2017 for Hobee at Düsseldorf

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:00

Düsseldorf

Hobee

3 flights

Last flights of a good year! Went with the family to a field and did some relaxed flights. It was cold, but the sky was beautiful.
A very nice session to end the year. 😀


Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

3 flights

Finally got my mobius camera strapped under my heli. Was fun watching the flight afterwards. Noticed that I stay a lot closer to me than I thought. Before I thought I was getting close to the end of the field, which in fact I don't.
The flight was a nice one, too.


Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

2 flights


Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

3 flights

Just a regular flight with some inverted circles and figure eights


Wed, 7 Dec 2016 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

3 flights

Had a whole school class watching me fly from a safe distance. I enjoyed the cheering when I made a negative punch out. They told me I could earn money with my flying.

Wouldn't it be great if you could make some money with this hobby, only by being able to hover inverted?

Sometimes I forget how impressed I was once, just seeing a rc heli fly!


Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

1 flights

Inverted flying mostly. Had to make the flights shorter due to the cold, hit some low voltage alerts on the telemetry (3,49 volts) during big loops


Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

3 flights

Really cold, takea some getting used to flying with glives again


Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

3 flights

Blue skies and just lots of fun


Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

3 flights

After a one month break I was finally able to fly again. The weather was perfect, cold but no wind and sunny. I really enjoyed the flying. 😀


Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

3 flights

After the last flight on the 500 I had bearing trouble again. A helifreak member suggested filing and sanding the tail shaft to make sure there is no pressure or binding with thr bearings. I hope it works this time. The new bearings held up good during the first three flights.


Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:00

Cologne, North Cologne, South

Hobee

4 flights

The 500 is grounded again with tailshaft bearing problems!
It was too windy for the 450. Landing was a real challenge and on one occasion I was happy that I managed to get it down unharmed.


Wed, 5 Oct 2016 07:40

Cologne, North

Hobee

5 flights

All good. First flights with the new GensAce 3300mah batteries went uneventful, but I did not push the batteries.


Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:20

Cologne, North

Hobee

1 flights

I was a little late, so I only got one flight in. Nothing spectacular.


Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

4 flights

Next try on the 500, new bearings installed and everything runs smooth.


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

With the 500 grounded I did some quick flights with my 450. Still practicing inverted flying.


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

2 flights

Finally back in the air. I got the 500 equipped with new tail bearings and took it out for some lunchtime flying.

It flew great, but after only two flights the tail had issues again! The bearings are dead again! There must be something seriously wrong with the tail. This is getting very frustrating! 😠


Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:45

Cologne, North Cologne, South

Hobee

4 flights

four quick flights. Nothing special. Still missing my T-Rex 500


Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights


Thu, 8 Sep 2016 07:40

Cologne, North

Hobee

3 flights

The flights were ok and the weather still great. But after two flights with the 500 I heard some strange noise. During spool down there were more vibs than usual. I felt the tail while Spinning the blades and it felt really notchy. I guess that the tail shaft bearings got damaged by the bent tail shaft I had been struggling with for a while.

I was so happy to have the 500 back in the air and now: back to the bench


Wed, 7 Sep 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights

More great flights. Both machines perform great and the weather was just gorgeous



Tue, 6 Sep 2016 07:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights

What a day! Perfect weather and finally I have the 500 fixed! New bearings in the tail blade holdes, new tail rotor hub and new tail shaft finally did the trick. Also added a ferit ring on the rpm wire and now even the governor is working. It was a blast to fly! Also the 450 did great without wind against blue skies.

It always amazes me how much fun it is when everything just runs smooth!





Mon, 5 Sep 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

Two short flights in a hurry


Fri, 2 Sep 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights


Thu, 1 Sep 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

Playing around with higher headspeeds with no wind.


Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights

Nice flights on the 450, but still missing the 500. Turns out the tail vibs were so bad that they completely destroyed the tail bearings.


Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

5 flights

Still struggling with vibrations on the T-Rex 500. They got so bad that one screw for the tail shered off. This really can't go on like this.

The flights on the 450 were ok, but the problems with the 500 dampened the mood.


Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

3 flights

still can't get the 500 to fly. At medium headspeeds the vibs are too high for the FBL.


Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights


Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights

Perfect weather and fun at higher headspeed


Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights


Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights

training inverted circles


Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights

I tried my first flight on the 500 with the governor and almost crashed the heli. The headspeed was a lot higher than indicated in the software! It just kept increasing the headspeed and must have gotten close to 3.000 😱 before I pulled throttle hold and managed to bring it down safely.

After that I did some more testing but the heli flew good only at about 2.100 headspeed, over that it started making strange noises. I tested the belt tension and there was no tension whatsoever. My guess is the belt is gone and at higher headspeeds it was touching the boom. I am lucky no serious damage happened, but I am not looking forwared to taking off the side frame to change the belt.


Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:25

Cologne, North

Hobee

8 flights

Really happy! I got the transmitter fixed and was able to have some really nice flights on both machines!


Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

1 flights

So upset! Perfect weather, both helis ready, all packs charged and then after the first flight the transmitter got loose from the neckstrap and fell onto the sticks! The right stick is very notchy now. So despite the great weather predicted for the whole week no more flying for me until I get this fixed 😠


Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

5 flights

First flight with the 500 after changing all head bearings and gluing the kbar case and using tesa mirror tape.
Heli flew good.


Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights


Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights


Tue, 9 Aug 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights

Cranked up the headspeed and had fun doing some fast and low passes. I managed Something remotely similar to aileron tick-tocks. Had a lot of fun!


Mon, 8 Aug 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights


Fri, 5 Aug 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

1 flights


Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

After three weeks of not flying I finally got back in the air. I was quite happy, the inverted flying was acutally better than before the "break". Maybe my brain needs a couple of days off to "store" the progression - or maybe I just had a good day!

On a not so positive note: my power supply broke and I am back to charging with only one 50W charger!


Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

5 flights

and another nice morning: enought time and good weather. Although the grass on the field is getting so long that I would probably have a lot of trouble finding the heli if it came down there


Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

6 flights

time for a whole bunch of flights before work


Sun, 10 Jul 2016 10:00

Hobee

2 flights

I was a guest at a local flying field. It was really nice. I also wanted the opinion of the other pilots regarding my vibrations on the T-Rex 500 but I didn't even get it into the air. During spool-up it almost tipped over.
I will change all the bearings in the head and will have another look at the FBL-System and whether the wires are too tense.


Sat, 9 Jul 2016 15:00

Düsseldorf

Hobee

4 flights

I changed the tail blades on the 500 but it still has severe vibrations. They are not visible but the heli banks strongly to the left and the log files are full of extreme vibration messages.
With the 450 I did mostly inverted training.


Fri, 8 Jul 2016 17:00

Hobee

3 flights

The 450 flew well, but the 500 definitively has vibration issues. It is unflyable at this point.


Thu, 7 Jul 2016 07:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

6 flights

I think I fixed the vibration issues last night and activated the governor. It flew decent, but it did not reach the headspeed I wanted. At night it turned out it has governor glitches. Will have to figure out what to do there.

Than I did some nice flights on the 450. I put it to the higher headspeed and thundered over the field. Really exciting! Did some loops as high and big as I dared. Then I made some simulated autorotations by switching to the lowest headspeed and bringing it down aggressively from really high up. Due to the sound when flaring I think the headspeed would have been good for a auto landing.


Wed, 6 Jul 2016 08:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

1 flights

Still vibrations. Almost crashed it when I changed to a higher headspeed and the heli banke really violently. Managed to switch to low headspeed and land it controlled.


Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

1 flights

I was struggling with vibrations. The heli would bank left during pitch and after a while during hovering.


Mon, 4 Jul 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

6 flights

a couple of nice flights, I was happy to finally fly a whole bunch of flights. Inverted flying goes smoother.


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