Sun, 10 May 2015 07:30 07:30

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Gary Townsend

(25-31 mph) Strong breeze

Mikado Logo 550SX
8 flights
Avg. flight time 00:05:00
Goblin 700 Competition
2 flights
Avg. flight time 00:04:30


Overall a very nice session. The weather was great at first, then 20 minutes later when Ewan turned up it got quite windy and there was thick dark cloud affecting the visibility. Then an hour later Mr Bird arrived and the cloud cleared, but the wind remained, and it gradually got stronger for the remainder of the session. The Goblin is back in the air. I need to have a play around with the cyclic gain I think (perhaps I need to lower it, it's at 90 at the moment), I'll research some setups later, but I managed some high speed tic-tocs and some low speed gentle ones during my nervous first two flights since the rebuild due to the fire. I started practicing a new move (stolen from Richard) on the Logo, one which I thought would be suitable for me when it's very windy. It's quite simple, but a challenge for me to do very well formed and in position. Basically it's just an elevator rainbow with a 180 degree aileron rotation as the heli flies over the top, flying from left to right and right to left. I didn't have the bottle to try the pirouetting rainbows yet, maybe next time.

Comments

Tony Rocco (Forza) on Sun, 10 May 2015 11:22
Sounds like an elevator slapper. Glad the Goblin is up and running mate :-)
Gary Townsend on Sun, 10 May 2015 11:55
Yes indeed it is, I didn't know it had a name. I've just looked and it's in the Moves section with a few videos of it. I really like doing them, and I think it's adding to the careful control side to my flying which I'm trying to develop. I must have spent 4 to 5 packs just doing the Slapper LOL :)

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