4 flights, 12:00 flight time
2 flights, 8:00 flight time
10 flights, 50:30 flight time
9 flights, 43:00 flight time
Superb weather up here today with the forecast even better for tomorrow.
Few flights on the protos, still can’t get over the stumbling block of doing the downward section of the rolling loop :(
Quick flight on bills raptor after setting it up again from scratch. All is well with it
27 flights, 162:00 flight time
Early start, brilliant day of sunshine and light wind.
Mike lost his Goblin 380 early on and spent an hour looking for it. At the end of the day he drove out half a mile away and managed to find it in a yard, amazing.
The B machine is flying really well. I sorted a tail gain issue early on. It's still a bit whippy in the piros, but at least everything else is pretty good.
Back home to dismantle it and pack for the trip.
6 flights, 18:00 flight time
6 flights, 34:00 flight time
1 flights, 7:00 flight time
WAF, did one flight, no fun.
15 flights, 75:00 flight time
Rusty... bot otherwise a good day of flying
2 flights, 9:01 flight time
A couple flights before dark. Practiced speed passes with the Fireball and last flight on the 420 with the BK servos. Will change to Xpert.
7 flights, 36:45 flight time
Usual Sunday crew out today,me,Mike w and Dave s.I don't normally enjoy flying when the wind is as strong as it was today,but I seemed to be able to make some decent attempts at some of the F3n moves so maybe I am improving a bit.
8 flights, 79:24 flight time
3 flights, 18:00 flight time
Good session. Light rain.
6 flights, 30:00 flight time
8 flights, 39:00 flight time
Next year I'm going to adjust my talking VS flying ratio so that I have at least two flights per hour. That would have meant 14 flights today because I was there for 7 hours. There's no excuse for me other than great company and me failing to control my desire to talk. It's a wonderful flying site and I had plenty of opportunity to fly, perhaps even 3 to 4 flights an hour if I'd capitalised on the relatively low turnout no doubt due to the bitter cold weather, especially cold for the first couple of hours with ice still on the ground.
The conversations got interesting today and for a time we were talking about curries and flatulence. A very nice gentleman called Lee even provided us with numerous demonstrations; what a great heli pilot he is too :)
P.S. The 2nd flight attempt of my Logo didn't happen after it failed to spool up. It span a couple of times and then died, but I'm almost certain I remember the servos still operated as I carried it back to the bench to unplug and reboot. Anyway after plugging it back in, even the VBar didn't power up, no lights, simply nothing. So I guess it's most likely my Kontronik Jive that's stopped working, but I won't know until I've tested it of course.
Update: I've checked and the VBar works fine powered by a 4 cell battery. The ESC is completely dead, although it still does the sparking thing when first plugged in which is as expected, so why did it die after 3 to 4 years consisting of a few hundred flights, none particularly hard because it has a relatively gentle setup. If they can repair it for a decent price I'll get it fixed, otherwise I might consider another make. To test it I simply unplugged the lead from the ESC and connected the battery by using the two male plugs of a 'Y' lead, so it isn't a short circuit in the wiring.
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