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From Mon, 1 May 2017 for Hobee

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

I changed back to the Spinblades and took the 500 for a spin, to see how it handles the wind. It worked really great. I think I will keep the Rex with SpinBlades for the windy days and take the Protos as my good weather flyer.


Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

3 flights

back to a little bit higher headspeed. Getting a little bit more adventurous.


Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

Getting really long flight times out of this machine. I have to be careful not to loose focus towards the end of those long flights.


Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

3 flights


Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

2 flights

Tried to fly inverted with the Master CP. It did not come clean through the flips and I had to work to keep it steady. Since the controls are so disconnected I lost the orientation. I managed to pull throttle hold before it hit the high grass.

It seems the heli survived unharmed.

One of the metal gear servos seemed to be stuck. I moved it manually and after that I was able to fly again.


Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:00

Cologne, South Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights


Sun, 9 Apr 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

2 flights

Since the field still has lots of high crops on it I decided to fly my good old Walkera Master CP in the corner. I really did not like it! The FBL is stabilizing it a lot and the controls feel artificial and mushy


Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

2 flights

It was quite windy and the Protos handles wind a lot worse than my T-Rex 500. Almost crashed it badly. I went down completely vertical with high speed and wanted to transition into fast forward flight when a wind gust caught the heli and pushed it towards the ground. With full collective and lots of elevator I was able to recover really close to the ground. The telemtry showed a current spike of around 90 amps. It was really close and I was quite shaken after barely avoiding the total destruction of the heli! 😱


Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

2 flights

good flights, starting to do some inverted flying and more flips and rolls with the heli. Still getting to know each other.


Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

Sun goes down later, so I was avle to get two flights in after work. I like the protos, it. Is fast and quiet. The tail gain seems ok, but I will increase the rates a little bit. Collective could also be a bit more aggressive.


Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

1 flights

The weather was great, but I couldn't use my regular flying spot. Didn't care much for the alternative spot at that field: not enough space for my taste. Flying there felt awkward so I left it at one flight.


Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

2 flights

With fully loaded packa I brought flighttime up to 7min without stressing the packs. Really nice.


Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

2 flights

With the warmer weather I discharged the packa further, gaining some flight time. I addes a little bit of headspeed to get 1800, 2200 and 2450. I fly at 2200 most of the time.


Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

2 flights

Getting more and more used to the model. First flips and rolls with the protos.


Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

The motor shut offs were due to the receiver failsafe. I put aluminum foil in the tail case and soldered the wire between tail boom and motor mount. Now I have continuity between tail shaft and motor mount. That should take care of static.

I also improved the satellites positions and refreshed the binding between sats and TX.

The flight went well and the logfiles showed hardly any frame loss. But the confidence to fly far away is not there, yet.


Fri, 3 Feb 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

3 flights

Finally not so cold any more. Since I have not figured out what the problem is with the 500 I gave the T-Rex a spin.


Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

2 flights

The first flight was ok, some piruettes and larger circles. At the end of the second flight the motor suddenly shut down for a second. Luckily the heli only lost some altitude and spooled up again in the air. I landed immediately and no damage was done. But now I have to figure out what happened. Good thing the Brain2 has logging capabilities. That may help.


Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

3 flights

Flying small circles. Still enjoying the sound of the Protos



Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

1 flights

First spool up of my new Protos 500! It was so nice. Bought the heli used in July and rebuilt it completely. Took a long time and now I spooled it up for the first time. Just great, the heli is so quiet and it lifts off with so little headspeed. I spooled it up, lifted off, did some hovering a meter off the ground and that was it. Everything went smooth. Now I will check all the screws and the FBL Logfiles.

It is such a great feeling, when the skids of a new heli leave the ground for the first time πŸ˜ƒ



Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

3 flights

still pretty cold. Tried the transmitter glove for the first time and hated the feeling. It felt like my movements were restricted and I wouldn't be able to control the model. I hope that I can get used to it. With the cold weather I really loose sensitivity in the fingers fast.


Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:00

Cologne, South

Hobee

3 flights

really cold thumbs


Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:00

DΓΌsseldorf

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. πŸ˜€


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. πŸ˜€


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


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