All Sessions

From Sat, 1 Oct 2016 for RichardV

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:00

MK Heli Club

RichardV

10 flights

Pretty decent session at MK in the wind. Flew with Sev and the 2 Mikes.


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:30

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

5 flights

Started getting some flights in and then they decided to mow the grass. Hung around for a bit and then left for MK.


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:30

MK Heli Club

RichardV

7 flights

Really nice session, even though it was very windy. Had a good look at Phil's 700X, spoke a lot of rubbish and had a good fly. It all feels right again.
Had AK look over my settings for the NEO and give me some advice.
Alessio crashed his 700 after the tail let go. Looks like a pin removed itself from forward TT gears.


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:45

Central Model Helicopter Club

RichardV

7 flights

Met Colin for a early start. Pretty windy but nice to get out. Mark, Max and Dave arrived later and I finished before 12 to go to MK.


Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:30

Leicester Area Radio Control Society

RichardV

6 flights

Played around with Integral in the governor settings to bring the overspeed under control. Worked pretty well on B, but not on A. I'll have to do the whole tweak procedure with A as well now. At least I'm learning.


Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:30

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

7 flights

Spent the morning going through the NEO tweaking guide on the B. Loads of steps and getting to know what it all means, but at the end it seems to fly the same and the governor seems worse. I'll do a side by side comparison with A this afternoon, but the club was getting a bit busy with fixies again.
I wish I had another club with electricity as I don't really want to run a genny for hours on end while I only fiddle with things. The wind has picked up a bit, so hopefully the fixies will go home and I can have another decent session.


Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

3 flights

Enjoyed a bit of sun and worked on piro tictoc circuits.


Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:30

Leicester Area Radio Control Society

RichardV

6 flights

Worked on sets again.


Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:30

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

9 flights

Arrived at the club at 9, but the rain started so went home again. Came back at 10:30 and had a decent session doing set manoeuvres until all the fixies arrived. Took a break and went home for lunch.


Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:40

Leicester Area Radio Control Society

RichardV

5 flights

Flew the A until it lost a bolt on the tail. Took B out for a couple of flights before it got too dark and I ran out of batteries.
Shared the flightline with someone get paramotor training. Had to keep an eye on what they were doing.


Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

3 flights

Was pulling the logs last night trying to find the issue I'm having with A, and found that Rx lead had disconnected from the EC3 on one side. When hanging loose, it was making enough of a connection to keep the VBar going, but it would disconnect when moved around.
Soldered it up and gave it a try over lunch today. Perfect, back to normal!
So the low voltage warnings, Rx reboots, ESC reboots, tail letting go,etc. were all down to a loose lead, only a hair's breadth from disaster 😱
My first decent session in a month.
I've fallen behind quite a bit, so to reach my target for the year, I'm going to have to average 7 flights a day for the next 100 days.


Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:40

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

5 flights

Some very tentative flying this evening. No doubt it'll take a few more days before I start trusting the heli again and start bringing it down a bit lower.


Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:00

Leicester Area Radio Control Society

RichardV

3 flights

Flew A and managed to get some odd things to appear in the log, so I have something to ask Rainer about tonight. I managed to get the tail to give way twice and also get an ESC shutdown, no purple flashes this time though.
The B flew great, although it defo doesn't feel like A at all. I'll have to see if I can get all the settings off A and stick them on B.
Nice to be flying at lunchtime again 👍


Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:00

Leicester Heli Flyers

RichardV

5 flights

Visited Simon's field and got to meet a few people. Alex was preparing for the 3D champs and it was fairly busy. Only one flying spot is a bit of a pain, so I didn't stay too long in the end. The A machine had another glitch and the VBar went into purple flash again, so I'll have to check the logs. The B is flying OK, but needs some tuning. Not a bad session.


Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:00

Leicester Area Radio Control Society

RichardV

4 flights

Flew each heli and made sure they work before leaving for Simon's club. Met Pete trying out his new flying field. The A machine had one flight where I took off and it immediately shut down and the VBar had a purple flash. Resetting seemed to work.


Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

0 flights

Just did setup on the new heli. Got involved in a conversation with Bill and Jim and ran out of time when Harold arrived and needed his shed back


Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:30

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

3 flights

Was enjoying the sunshine along with a few fixies. 3rd flight and the cyclic stops responding. Nothing I could do, just hit TH and watched it go in.
A pushrod on the head was off and the link was split, and there was nothing in the logs. All the servos still work, so it must have been the link splitting. I only replaced those 2 weeks ago and they passed the pre session check, so it must have just broken.
Nothing I could have done any different, I'll just have to accept it happens. I don't have any spares so it'll be expensive this time.


Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:45

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

9 flights

Great conditions, all on my own, worked on weakside piros.


Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:00

MK Heli Club

RichardV

15 flights

Brilliant session. Started cloudy but cleared and I stayed until the sun went down. Just Dave and I with helis, alternated with the quads all afternoon.


Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:30

Leicester Area Radio Control Society

RichardV

10 flights

Nice session in the calm, not very good vis though. It's a very surreal club to fly at, good view of the surrounding area, completely alone and dead quiet. Feels very sim like.


Sat, 13 Aug 2016 08:00

MK Heli Club

RichardV

16 flights

Nice day at MK, even flew a quad.


Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:45

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

5 flights

Really missing my extra packs, and frustrated by the odd readings from the current sensor.


Mon, 8 Aug 2016 17:40

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

6 flights

Blue skies, but fairly windy and a bit cold. I think the current sensor is stuffed. Sometimes I land after 6 minutes and it tells me I've only used half, other times it's telling me I've used the whole pack and to land after 3, but when I check the pack, there's still 50%.


Sun, 7 Aug 2016 19:15

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

5 flights

I didn't think the wind wouldn't drop as the sun went down, but I thought I'd make sure and go anyway. It didn't drop.


Sun, 7 Aug 2016 11:20

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

9 flights

Very windy, no-one else flying. Worked on some orientation stuff without pushing it too hard.


Sat, 6 Aug 2016 15:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

9 flights

Had 3 flights and decided to go back to Larcs. Suddenly all the fixies up and left so I stayed and had the flightline to myself for a few hours.


Sat, 6 Aug 2016 09:30

Leicester Area Radio Control Society

RichardV

7 flights

Finished the rebuild this morning, also changed the oil in the genny. I should have done the plug as well, but I didn't have the right spanner.
Went over to Larcs and made sure everything was working. Got a bit of sun too.


Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:00

MK Heli Club

RichardV

21 flights

Arrived super early. My genny wouldn't start due to low oil, so I had a drive around looking for a garage.
Everything was going so well, really enjoying the day, loads of flights and talking rubbish. Eventually a reversing chaos got away from me. I had easily enough height to stop and regain control, but I thought I'd take the easy route and hit the rescue. Cue a tail slide into the ground. WTF?
The log doesn't show much, some raised vibration levels, Bailout Start, and me activating throttle hold after the hit.
Basically 2 crashes in 1 month due to me using rescue when I could have easily saved it normally. I think it gives a false sense of security, so I will be removing mine.
The damage isn't too bad, mostly to the tail, and there are the usual summer discounts on this weekend, so hopefully should be back by next weekend.


Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:15

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

1 flights

Hungry, wasn't feeling it, went home after 1.


Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00

neXt simulator

RichardV

0 flights

The forecast was for rain and it looked windy, so I went home after work. The weather turned out to be amazing but I missed it. I got some sim in anyway and had managed to get my head around a rolling globe double reversed. Pretty ugly, but the basics are there.


Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

7 flights

A couple of fixies out for dinner. Flew while they ate and left early.


Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:20

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

4 flights

Lunchtime sesh. wind in the face, not great.


Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:05

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

6 flights

Grey skies, but not bad. Tomorrow should have a bit more sun.


Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:45

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

6 flights

Dark skies, but enjoyable. Session ended by rain.


Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:00

Leicester Area Radio Control Society

RichardV

8 flights

Started getting busy at LMAC so went off to LARCS. Didn't expect anyone to be there, but found Glenn, Jack, Matt and Richard. Had a couple of nice flights with the wind from the right. Would have stayed longer but the genny ran out of fuel.


Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

5 flights


Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:00

MK Heli Club

RichardV

22 flights

Early start at 7 and the conditions were perfect. No wind, slightly chilly, no bugs and blue skies. Got a few flights in and then watched a lot of the others flying.


Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:10

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

11 flights


Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:30

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

8 flights

A bit grey, but not too hot and no wind at all. Shared the flight-line with Andy and his mate.
Did some rolling globes with left and right aileron, really happy about that. Also did a double reversed rolling globe. It'll probably suck in a bit more wind, but I'm getting a pretty good grasp on it. Heavy on the packs though.


Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:40

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

7 flights

The usual Wednesday crowd out. Fairly windy so I flew as much as I wanted.


Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:40

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

8 flights

OWB gave up the ghost for good on the first flight, so I fitted Stephen's and it was great. I've ordered another hub as a spare, just in case.
Very wam and the ESC/motor were coming down piping hot. They weren't cooling down very quickly either, so I had to wait 10 minutes between flights not to blow anything.
Another brilliant session, loving the sun and the quiet.


Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:40

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

9 flights

Had the OWB slip a bit on the first flight, but then it seemed fine after that. I'm sure this happened before on previous first flights, but I never realised it was the OWB. Fortunately I have the spare one I got from Stephen, as nobody seems to have any in stock.
The heat was having an effect on the Castle 120. One flight with a bit of piro tictoc'ing and it came down with the overtemp warning going off. There's got to be a way of getting those warnings through telemetry, or maybe it's time for a 160.


Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:30

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

8 flights

Did some stuff at work and made it back to Gumley just as all the fixies were packing up.

Had an epic afternoon all on my own in the sun, blue skies and enough of a breeze to keep the bugs off.


Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:30

Leicester Area Radio Control Society

RichardV

13 flights

Was getting busy at LMAC, so came over to LARCS to see if anything was going on. Completely empty and the forecast was for the sun to come out, so I unpacked everything and had an awesome session.
The grass was newly mowed, very quiet, surreal, almost felt like being on the sim.




Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

4 flights

A couple of flights making sure everything works as it should.


Sat, 16 Jul 2016 15:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

4 flights

Finished rebuilding the 700 this morning, did some work things and got out for an afternoon session. Far too windy, but it suited me as I was making sure everything still worked properly.


Sun, 10 Jul 2016 19:00

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

4 flights

Wind dropped slightly, went out to get some practice. Started doing some really nice stuff. Eventually piro tictocs got away from me, so I let the sticks go and hit rescue. Apparently not in time. Heli made a decent hole in the ground. Ah well, time to take a break.


Sun, 10 Jul 2016 11:45

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

4 flights

Nice day, just massively windy. Tried for a bit, but not worth it. Hopefully we'll get a few hours as the sun goes down later.


Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:45

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

2 flights

Went up to test the rescue and it works really well. I'd have to change the switch for a button, but other than that, it's very good at gaining height immediately.
The wind wasn't anywhere near as bad as the forecast said. I may go back after taking the wife for breakfast.


Fri, 8 Jul 2016 19:30

Leicester Model Aero Club

RichardV

8 flights

The wind dropped just enough to get some flying in this evening. Nice and warm too.


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