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From Thu, 18 Jan 2018 for P1Andy

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 11:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

8 flights

Nice day up the club, light winds and clear blue sky. Temperature was -2 but didn't feel like it with the sun shining.
Some more tuning in the urukay and a few for fun with the protos. Busy with fixedwing and helis today and a young member went solo at the end of the day with landings that anyone would have been proud of


Sat, 6 Jan 2018 11:30

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Packed van but it started to snow. Headed up to the field to find a couple of members in the caravan so joined them for a brew. Had four flights with the urukay still tweaking the NEO then a quick coffee before heading home to thaw out my feet. Really cold today but tomorrow looking like zero wind and even colder :(


Tue, 2 Jan 2018 10:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

6 flights

Decent weather to start off with and the field was busy however the rain started spitting so retreated to the caravan for lunch. The rain however just got worse and all flying was stopped for the day :(


Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

5 flights

First flights of the new year, just a quick session as have a lot on today. The urukay still has an odd vibration so will strip down the mead again and see what's up with it.
4 flights on the protos but the fingers were getting cold so home for some family time.

Best wishes for 2018 to you all.


Sat, 30 Dec 2017 10:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

10 flights

Clear blue sky and zero wind made for a nice day when the sun was out. Once clouded over it got colder though. 2 flights on the urukay setting up the vbar but on the second flight it developed quite a bad vibration so will need to investigate that.
2 flights on Al's trex after putting his equipment back on it. Tail holding nicely now with the metal grips so handed it back to him.
6 flights on the protos and starting to get more proficient with the rolling loops, still tentative in the downward segment though.

Time to hit the beers


Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:30

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

6 flights

Cold and intermittent showers meant that I spent more time yapping than flying.
Went to test the urukay after fitting the Vbar to it but have forgotten to reconfigure the ESC, made for a very rapid spool up. Hopefully have it ready for tomorrow to try again.


Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

5 flights

Quick session at the field with the protos. Nice clear blue sky but cold on the fingers.

Tested Als 600 again and the tail wag seems to be gone now after ditching the plastic tail grips and installing metal grips.


Tue, 26 Dec 2017 09:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

2 flights

Went up to the field to burn the mountain of boxes from the little mans xmas presents. Took the opportunity to have a couple of flights.

Thankfully I couldn't stay long as my fingers were really feeling the cold today


Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

3 flights

Packed the van up this morning only for it to start pissing rain. Eventually it brightened up so headed to the field. Couple of flights in before the village idiot showed up. Had one more flight in the drizzle before it started to get heavier and gave me a perfect excuse to leave.

Have a good Xmas folks


Sat, 23 Dec 2017 10:30

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

7 flights

A tropical 15 degrees here today, almost shorts and t shirt weather for us scots. Wind started off ok but by the last flight it was really bad and the protos was struggling.
Seem to be getting somewhere with the tail wag on als Heli but difficult to say in the wind if it is cured totally.


Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:30

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

5 flights

Few flights after finishing work early for xmas. Lovely flying conditions.


Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Up to the field with nice conditions just cold but nobody else there. Had 4 flights but wasn't really feeling it today probably due to the works night out last night. Home to watch soccer Saturday.


Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Remaiden of the protos following its yearly maintenance. Heli was completely stripped, belts changed, bearings inspected (surprisingly most in superb condition). Replaced tail bearings, main thrust bearings, dampers and all servos stripped and greased. Leo replaced the tail boom as it was slightly crimped at the end which made the belt ride to the side causing noises and dust.

Flew well and sounds really sweet in the air now.


Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Few flights on the Urukay. Field still covered in snow and the car park is like an ice rink, could hardly walk from the car.


Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Busy doing maintenance on the protos so took the urukay up to the field since the weather was good.


Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

7 flights

Finally managed to kill the drive belt on the protos. Had been showing signs of wear for a few weeks now but the aberdonian in me didn't want to change it till it burst. No panic though as I had the urukay in the van to fly but I had left the battery trays at home. Quick drive home to get them and I was back in the air. Was good to fly a nice gentle Heli for a change. 1 flight with Al's 600, tail. Still a bag of shyte, slowly losing it with this Heli but the challenge continues


Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

8 flights

Once again nice flying weather, managed to get up the field for a couple of hours.


Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

12 flights

Lovely weather today, was a crisp -6 this morning but didn't feel like it due to hardly any wind. Clear blue sky and nice crisp snow on the ground and the temps got up to a scorching -2.
After going over the connections in the protos powerbus and esc the problems from yesterday seem to have gone, no loss of power at all today so although I never noticed anything wrong with the wiring something must have fixed it.
Had one flight of Bills trex as we shifted it onto his new 28x Tx. First time I have held a 28x and it is a heavy transmitter with the twin batteries but I liked how butter smooth the gimbals were. Finished off the day trying to get the tail wag sorted in Al's trex 600, slowly but surely it is getting there.
Off all next week so hope the weather stays good so I can get plenty flying in :)


Sat, 9 Dec 2017 11:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

9 flights

Nice flying conditions although cold on the feet with some 6" of snow underfoot. First couple of flights went well then I started to have issues with power, during tic tocs it felt like the power was severely lacking and on the 4th flight I only managed 1.5minutes before the Heli would barely maintain a hover. Still had 70% left in the battery. Suspecting the batteries being cold I headed home for lunch and charged up the batteries in the house.
Back at the field the first flight went fine but the next three you could feel and hear the power loss, seems to get worse inverted and also on the downward leg of a pogo so I'm thinking there is a loose wire somewhere.


Sun, 3 Dec 2017 11:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

10 flights

Another good day at the field. 8 flights on the protos and also a couple of flights on other folks helis to set them up. Al's trex 600 has a severe tail wag which he can't get rid of, next up is to change the unnamed servo out for something decent and see it if helps. Bills trex is flying really well.


Sat, 2 Dec 2017 13:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

7 flights

All snow has thawed out on the field. With clear sky, little wind and a tropical 8 degrees temperature it made flying conditions ideal. Managed 7 flights before the forecast rain started. Looking good forecast for tomorrow too :)


Fri, 1 Dec 2017 11:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

8 flights

Great flying conditions although cold on the feet with the snow on the ground. Rolling loops coming on but still get the fear when rolling towards the hard stuff.


Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Day off work so had hoped to get some flights in but it was brutally cold and windy. Ran 4 batteries before admitting defeat


Sun, 26 Nov 2017 12:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

5 flights

Yet again cold and windy but clear blue sky. 4 flights on the protos and 1 flight of Bill's Trex 600n which he bought off ebay. Very clean helicopter which has been well specced, well built and setup by its previous owner.


Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Bitterly cold again and windy but had the field to myself. First couple of flights was tuning the Vbar which is flying nice.


Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

2 flights

Too cold so left after two flights. Looks like it will be flying in howling wind over the weekend yet again :(


Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:30

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Switched to Vbar Control so today was the first few flights with it on the protos. First flight was good but I ran the battery flat :( didn't have a timer set as I had the current sensor running however I had forgot to activate the alarms so bit of a schoolboy error. Second flight onwards it did exactly what it says on the tin.

Feels like it flys nice and smooth but I need to up the agility as it seems lame compared to the Spartan. The tail is far slower and I'm almost at max rate. It also had 50% expo as standard which is far too much for me. Spent the final couple of flights tweaking away. Nice day for flying but got cold towards the end.


Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

10 flights

Beautiful blue sky but cold on the fingers. Plenty coffee in between flights to heat up the hands.


Sun, 5 Nov 2017 10:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

6 flights

Dry, blue sky but pretty windy and cold due to the windchill. Stuck it out for 6 flights before heading home


Sat, 4 Nov 2017 09:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

10 flights

Busy day at the club today. Superb weather, blue sky, mildish, zero wind. Better than most of our summer flying days. Spent some time on the airwolf, tail is much better hold now and started to take it flying properly. Not sure if just due to the size/weight of it but it feels very disconnected to fly. Hope to sort that out next time out.

Managed a few flights on the protos, couple on the urukay as it hadn't been flying much lately and also helping out some members setups.


Thu, 2 Nov 2017 10:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

2 flights

On the first flight the power was well down on what it normally is and could hear a whine from the protos. Landed to find a lot of black dust around the tail box, turns out the belt had come off the pulley and was down the side. Flicked it back on and back to its usual power. Couple of flights and then home to babysit.


Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

7 flights

Blue sky hardly a breath of wind but bloody cold. 4 flights on the protos before my Tx battery alarm went off and some more tinkering with George's airwolf. Still can't get the tail to hold solid regardless of mechanical or electronic gain???

Got it back into his workshop and look to have found the cause, the tail servo clamp has not been holding tight and allowing the servo to flex. It's in a shit of a place so a couple hours worth of swearing and scratching arms and it's now firmly in place. Will have to wait till the weekend before we can test it out again as back to work tomorrow :(


Sun, 29 Oct 2017 13:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

2 flights

Bitterly cold at 4 degrees and poor light :( still managed a couple of flights before the feeling in the fingers left.

Day off work tomorrow so if the weather gods are in my favour then I should get some decent flying in :)


Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Quite windy but headed up for some flights. With the recent weather the field was very wet and flooded in most places. Would have been better with a rc boat today :(


Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

6 flights

Usual Saturday at the club, end up spending most of the time gassing rather than flying. Still managed to get some flights in.


Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Nice night for flying but light is starting to fade fast after work :(


Mon, 9 Oct 2017 17:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Nice evening so up for a few flights after work. Wont be long before the after work flying is a nogo due to light :(


Sun, 8 Oct 2017 13:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

7 flights

Best weather we have had in ages for flying. Few hours spent flying and chatting


Sat, 7 Oct 2017 12:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Windy conditions but still a good few flights at the club. Forecast looking good tomorrow so hopefully manage a few flights in then


Sat, 30 Sep 2017 13:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

2 flights

A lot on today but still managed to get up to the field to have lunch and a couple of flights before back home and grafting again :(


Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

2 flights

Gusting wind but warm enough for this time of year. Couple of flights and one battery in one of my packs is begging to be retired. New batteries here, just need to get the soldered up into packs for next weekend.


Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

7 flights

Up to the field early as had a lot on today. Few flights in decent enough weather then home for daddy day care. Managed to get back up in the afternoon for some more flights although the wind had picked up by then.


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

2 flights

Couple of flights but not nice weather. Cold, drizzle and windy. Looks like summer is officially finished here :(


Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

2 flights

Really liking the green machine again :)


Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

2 flights

Another couple of flights in the afternoon. Weather was great for flying in


Sat, 16 Sep 2017 15:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights

Eventually stopped raining do went up for a fly. After flying the trex 700 last week I took it back out for some flights. Field very soggy following the rain but some good fun flights


Sun, 10 Sep 2017 08:00

Oxon Helicopter Collective

P1Andy

2 flights

Two rounds of F schedule of which I have never flown before. Managed the manoeuvres and finished the competition in 9th place which I was very pleased with given the quality of the pilots involved. Wind picked up in the afternoon before the 500 mile journey back home.


Sat, 9 Sep 2017 08:00

Oxon Helicopter Collective

P1Andy

3 flights

Down to compete in the F3C Euro Heli series. Nice club and met some great people over the weekend. 3 P schedule flights done, first was ok, second good and third ok again.


Wed, 6 Sep 2017 20:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

1 flights

Replaced all bearings and dampers in the head so took he Heli up for a test flight before the competition at the weekend.


Sat, 2 Sep 2017 09:00

Aberdeen Aeromodellers

P1Andy

4 flights


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