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Thu, 25 May 2017 11:55

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Was practicing some F3C maneuvers when I completely drove my heli in when I applied positive when I should have applied negative. Whoops. I did break parts, cracked the main shaft, and a few other small things. I did fly it after the crash but it didn't fly well after. So I will consider this a crash.


Mon, 22 May 2017 18:25

Uncle's House.

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

3 flights

Flew two good flights on my 180. Last flight, I blew out the tail and it fell hard on the ground. Luckily, no damage and I finished that flight. However, the E7SE wasn't so lucky... For months now, I've been trying to get the tail adjusted right but every time I get something worked out or close, something else would pop up. I was switching through my banks on the Vbar to see what setting seemed better, but when I lightly used the tail and flipped it inverted, the tail blew out and it was uncontrollable. I hit throttle hold and was able to push the heli away from me and lay it as flat as I could get it. The damage... Canopy is shot, one main blade, and about $100 in parts. Not so bad. However, my brand new Glaciers were ejected into the canopy, compromising the packs. If you felt the ground shake that day, it was me. I looked at the V-Log to see that my tail sensor has completely failed and currently isn't working. So that was a costly $550 crash. And that doesn't include the Vbar. Not a fun day...


Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

6 flights

A good day flying all over the place. I did some great flying on the 180. I replaced the main shaft and all problems are gone. I did fly it at a different field and did some awesome low 3D as well as some skid bumps on the road. I then flew it at the field and tried a skid bump, only to have the grass catch the tail and send the heli doing a chicken dance for a second. I picked it up and flew it with no broken parts. Rob also helped me try out some Sportsmen maneuvers that I need to learn for NATS this year. A lot of fun there. Also did a good flight on the E7SE. A good day today. :)


Sat, 20 May 2017 12:10

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Haven't flown this thing in a while. I put the three blade head back on and noticed some head wobble. Turns out, my carbon fiber main shaft is cracked. Gotta replace it now. A great upgrade BTW!


Tue, 16 May 2017 19:35

Uncle's House.

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

It was an ok flight. Still have to replace the ESC and work on the tail. I did a lot of hard(ish) stops close to the ground and watched the young corn plants blow from the rotor wash.


Sun, 14 May 2017 20:15

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Flew again with the night blades at dusk.


Wed, 10 May 2017 21:40

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Another good night flight on my 180 with the night blades.


Tue, 9 May 2017 21:05

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

3 flights

Second tank of fuel in the break in on my nitro.
Two good night flights on my 180 under the moon light and with my custom night blades.


Sun, 7 May 2017 14:05

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

2 flights

Did a flight on my E7SE at the field and the 180 at home with the night blades.


Sat, 6 May 2017 22:55

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

6 flights

I still need to work more on the E7SE but it's getting better.

I finally flew my T-Rex 600N and put the first tank through the break in process. Flew it under the lights.

I flew the 180 again with the night blades on Saturday night of the fun fly. Matt Botos was commentating my flight which made me fly a little harder than normal. I got inches from the ground a few times and just hearing the crowd cheer made me feel like a pro. (Even though I'm not. Haha) Extremely fun!!!


Fri, 5 May 2017 20:35

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

4 flights

First flight on the 180, I flew under the lights and it started to rain hard. I slammed it into the ground but didn't break anything and continued the flight.
Second flight on the 180, I put the 2 blade head back on and put on my custom rail 156 night blades and it flew great!
Third flight on the 180 was even better.

E7SE flight was ok, still need to work on the tail gain.


Thu, 4 May 2017 10:20

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Ok flight. Got too low and slammed it into the ground and broke the skids. They were already broke so I don't consider it a crash as I flew it without the skids.


Wed, 3 May 2017 19:15

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights


Tue, 2 May 2017 08:25

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

2 flights

Flew at home in the morning before work and at the field after work.


Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:00

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

finally flew this heli again. I was programing the tail on the vortex. It sill needs work but it's getting better.


Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:45

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

4 flights

Flew at the Heli Spring Fling at my local club. I didn't do much flying as, once again, having problems with my helis. The 180 is still flying but my tail will need to be rebuilt as I am getting a lot of slop in it. Nothing too bad. But my E7SE... I flew it for the first time since the ESC shutdown and I held my breath every time I flew it inverted. It didn't shut down but I'm having that really bad shake again. I just stripped the whole heli to fix it the first time, what can it be this time? I've been under a crap load of stress lately because of the problems with my helis. It just seems like everything I go to do fails or makes things worse. I just want to fly my larger helis...


Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:05

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

10 flights

A good day of flying. I flew 8 flights at home and just hit 200 flights on my 180 since I bought it. Then I went out to the field, day one of the ten day funfly and put on another two flights.


Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

3 flights

Decent flights today before work.


Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:25

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

First time flying since the rain came in. Flew before a 12 hour work shift today.


Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:20

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

9 flights

A good day of flying at home. I did crash the 200QX as the gyro did something and flew straight into the ground. A little glue and it'll be flying again. I also crashed the 180 into a tree but I picked it up and finished my flight. No broken parts so I am not counting it as a crash. I am catching up to you, RichardV!!! Haha.


Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:55

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

2 flights


Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:15

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

2 flights

Some good flights before work.


Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:40

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

100 FLIGHTS FOR THE YEAR SO FAR!!!! Yes, I just hit 100!!! And I almost crashed it on the house. Haha, but I saved it.


Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:25

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Good flight. Flight before work.


Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:05

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

This was a very good flight in the tight space that I'm flying in. I did very well and had well control in funnels. I even tighten the funnels to the point where the tail stayed in one spot. I had it light that and controlled for about 30 seconds. Very fun. :)


Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:25

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

6 flights

Had an interesting day today. Had a servo jam up in the first flight and it crashed due to that. But the only damage was just a set of skids. The other flights were good. I practiced some orientation maneuvers like tail in side flight, nose in side flight, up right and inverted pirouetting.


Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:50

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

A good flight before work/


Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:20

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

2 flights

Good flights. However, I came inches away from plowing my heli into a fence... twice in the same flight!


Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:20

Uncle's House.

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

2 flights

Really good flight on the 180. I practiced some funnels and hurricanes and started practicing piro hurricanes.

The E7SE, however, was the first real flight since the vibration problems. It wasn't a great flight as I think I was just rusty. However, at the 5 minute mark, I was inverted in forward flight climbing when my ESC shut down. I immediately flipped the heli over and killed the head speed to the point where I could count the RPM of the blades! Luckily, I was able to regain enough head speed to flair it at the end and land it safely without even a bounce on the ground. I was very lucky and will look at the logs to see why it shut down.


Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:05

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Good Flight.


Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:15

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

2 flights

Good flights. Flew before work, and after work. Nothing new.


Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:20

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

9 flights

A very good day of flying. I'm still a little sick but a lot better today. Flying the 3-Blade head and at a lower head speed makes for some great flight times! Also, I tested the E7SE after some work and finally got the shake out!


Sun, 9 Apr 2017 16:45

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

4 flights

Once again, I'm still sick, but that still can't stop me.


Sat, 8 Apr 2017 10:25

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

4 flights

Still very sick, but I still got some flights in before work/


Fri, 7 Apr 2017 12:20

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Good Flight. I am very sick but that won't stop me from flying.


Thu, 6 Apr 2017 11:55

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

First 3D flight with the 3-Blade head and it flew great! The heli is so much quitter and more stable in the air. It is a lot easier on the tail and just feels like a larger heli! I flew it today in between thunder storms. a lot of storm systems are passing through all day today. But I had to get a flight in today to test it. Haha.


Wed, 5 Apr 2017 12:35

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

2 flights

First flight was good.

Second flight was at night and under a light. I changed my head to the 3-Blade head that I had for years. I decided to give it a try again. It was a good flight. There's a huge difference from the 2 to the 3 head. Can't wait to try to 3D it in the morning. Oh, and I did change the pinion.


Mon, 3 Apr 2017 11:20

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Good Flight. First since the crash.


Sun, 2 Apr 2017 18:10

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

I was flying in agility mode when I flipped the quad and the motors reversed. It startled me and I loss my orientation. So I hit throttle hold and watched it fall to the ground. I could have saved it but throttle hold if the first thing I go for so... whoops. Only cracked one arm. The same one from the last crash. BRING OUT THE RESIN!!!


Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:55

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

2 flights

Ok flight at home but the second flight was on my way home from work when I stopped at an empty lit parking lot and flew it. The wind was strong so it was very hard to fly. I did a flip at one point and the wind caught the disc and blew it straight to me. I hit TH and the heli bounced off of me. Close call. Only light damage.


Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:25

Uncle's House. Home

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

2 flights

More flights on the 180.


Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:20

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Another good flight.


Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:35

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

7 flights

A good day of flying. Though on my 3rd 180CFX flight, I had a link pop off in flight and the heli shook and the crashed. I only had to replace skids, one tail boom support rod, and the links. Then I was back in the air!


Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:15

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

A good flight under the lights. Flight number 132 on the 180 since I bought it at Ircha 2016!


Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:50

Fredericksburg Area RC Club

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

7 flights

A good day of flying before I go to work. The temp was great but the wing was high. I still put on some flight in the day on both helis. Though, my last E7SE flight was cut short due to a bad shake in the head and tail. I am still investigating the shakes. The 180, I continued to fly under the lights at night after work.


Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:40

Uncle's House.

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Great flight. I did some more 3D and made some faster hurricanes. I also did a small over speed and a small auto from around 50' up. Awesome!


Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00

Uncle's House.

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

2 flights

Great flight's today. I Powered hard through some funnels and did some low to the ground tic toc's. I even piro tic toced on the E7SE for the first time both directions! I love both of these helis!


Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:30

Uncle's House.

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Good flight. A little cold and very windy. I flew some mild 3D and it was solid!


Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:05

Uncle's House.

Michael "Shaggy" Parker

3 flights

Practiced some tic tocs and some speed passes on the 180. The E7SE, I flew it for the first time this year and since the crash at HOD. I still need work done on the tail but it did great for what I did to it today.


Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:15

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Michael "Shaggy" Parker

1 flights

Did some sick speed passes. It was bookin'! Battery 2


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