4 flights, 28:00 flight time
Busy doing maintenance on the protos so took the urukay up to the field since the weather was good.
8 flights, 32:00 flight time
1 flights, 5:30 flight time
Just 1 flight in the snow. The flying was fun, but the heli came down a bit damp, so I didn't do it again.. Just dried the heli in the workshop and called it a day.
6 flights, 31:15 flight time
As it was so cold just went to my nearest club for a couple of hours, found now I have a heated transmitter mitt cold weather flying is no longer a problem as the main problem was fingers getting so cold you couldn't control the heli properly.My new Blast xk110 turned up from China yesterday so gave that a maiden, it seems to fly well but was stuck in stabilization mode most of the first flight until I figured out you have to alter the tail gyro gain to get it into 3d mode.Only have one battery for it,I did order more so they must be coming in a separate shipment.
1 flights, 3:16 flight time
Tired out the new Zeal 280 blades. I can't judge them on only one flight but they don't feel as smooth as the Switch blades. But we will see after a few more flights. :)
10 flights, 50:30 flight time
3 flights, 15:00 flight time
Worked on autos
7 flights, 66:19 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.
6 flights, 30:00 flight time
5 flights, 21:40 flight time
Continuous wind today so first flights were a little bit difficult to ajust because of the size of the 500 but, increasing the rotor speed was a good solution.
2 flights, 10:00 flight time
Had a great session today at Eynsford with 2 flights on the Logo 550. Had a bit of a break from the hobby but got straight back into it.
1 flights, 5:00 flight time
3 flights, 22:30 flight time
Lots of Auto's and plenty of 3d. Practiced in place pirouetting quite a bit.
12 flights, 45:00 flight time
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