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From Thu, 1 Sep 2016 for Hobee

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.


Sun, 3 Jul 2016 19:00

Hobee

2 flights

Went to a field near my father's house. Really nice location and it was nice to show my father the heli flying and not just standing in our living room. Kept it very civilized, though. Did not want to show how fast things can go south ...


Fri, 1 Jul 2016 07:40

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

still working on getting used to the larger bird again. Still dislike the sound of the spinblades.


Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights


Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

5 flights

Finally got to remaiden the 500, after it took me ages to repair it after my first heavy crash. I miss my old blades, the new spinblades have a crazy chirping sound! Other than that the heli flew good, although I took it super slow to check out if everything was holding up ok.
I am really happy my 500 bird is up in the air again! 😀


Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:45

Cologne, South

Hobee

2 flights


Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

6 flights

got to the field really early and the weather was great. Hopefully I will get more flying days like this one!


Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:00

Hobee

2 flights

I just did not feel connected to the heli today. I had a bad feeling flying inverted so I just kept it upright. Did some circles with higher headspeed though (3000 rpm). Will have to check vibration logs to make sure everything is ok at that headspeed.


Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights


Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

Finally I got to fly in nice weather. I was so fed up with it being that horrible the last week. Managed some decent inverted lazy figure eights.


Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

Finally the weather was decent enough to get at least 2 flights in.


Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights


Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

Really bad weather. Managed to pack my stuff before lightning started


Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:50

Cologne, North

Hobee

6 flights

Had something strange happening. In forward flight I pulled back elevator to make a half backflip to transition into inverted backwards flight. When the heli was vertical I gave strong negative collective to maintain speed and continued the flip. When the heli was almost inverted the tail suddenly turned 180°! Really scary. I am still not sure whether I did not have enough tail gain or what happened there.


Thu, 9 Jun 2016 17:15

Cologne, North

Hobee

3 flights

just a couple of short flights on my way home.


Wed, 8 Jun 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights


Tue, 7 Jun 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

3 flights

The grass is getting very high on the field. If I ever crash it will be a hassle finding the heli ;-)

Other than that a nice session, just having fun and doing some inverted training and flips and rolls. No big advances there. I think I need to spend some time on the sim or try to risk a little bit more. But with my T-Rex 500 being still weeks from being repaired (no time for wrenching) I am afraid of standing there without a working heli.


Fri, 3 Jun 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

3 flights


Thu, 2 Jun 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

3 flights

Did not have much time, so I squeezed in three short flights instead of 2 long ones.


Tue, 31 May 2016 17:20

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights

Really nice flights, some flips, inverted circles and just a really good feeling. Change the rear torque tube umbrella gears worked great and applying Dry Fluid Gear Lube made the heli quite a bit quieter.







Sun, 29 May 2016 17:00

Hobee

2 flights

Visibility was not very good. The torque tube gear is definitively damaged. Heard the teeth jump during an aggressive pitch pump. 😱


Fri, 27 May 2016 07:45

Cologne, North

Hobee

4 flights

Finally a session with enough time to really enjoy the flying. The weather was just great and I just loved the flying. No specific training on anything but just enjoying a bit of everything: big air loops, stall turns, aggressive figure eights, 1/2 cuban eights and a of course inverted hovering and moving the heli around inverted. Just great. On a battery change I moved the tail blade with the main blades being fixed, causing the torque tube gear to skip one tooth. May have damaged something there, also I was not able to find any damage. Anyways a great session!


Wed, 25 May 2016 17:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

the feeling of the inverted flight is becoming more and more natural. Nevertheless no real improvements. Still cannot get to real inverted flying (circles, figure eights, etc.)


Tue, 24 May 2016 17:30

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights

Just two really quick flights after work.


Fri, 20 May 2016 08:00

Cologne, North

Hobee

2 flights


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