Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:45 07:45

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(1-3 mph) Light air

Tarot 450
3 flights
Avg. flight time 00:04:00
T-Rex 500
1 flights
Avg. flight time 00:05:40

I tried my first flight on the 500 with the governor and almost crashed the heli. The headspeed was a lot higher than indicated in the software! It just kept increasing the headspeed and must have gotten close to 3.000 😱 before I pulled throttle hold and managed to bring it down safely.

After that I did some more testing but the heli flew good only at about 2.100 headspeed, over that it started making strange noises. I tested the belt tension and there was no tension whatsoever. My guess is the belt is gone and at higher headspeeds it was touching the boom. I am lucky no serious damage happened, but I am not looking forwared to taking off the side frame to change the belt.


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