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Heli-Log 4:10:2011

Posted 04-10-2012 at 08:55 AM by rcnut
Updated 04-10-2012 at 01:14 PM by rcnut

Happy Easter!

Here it is April already, and what a "windy" month it’s been! I took an extra day off from work to enjoy the weekend with much needed flying. Thursday was spent getting everything ready plus fixing my riding lawn mower. The frame cracked in two places and had to be disassembled and welded. That took a good half of the day…including cutting the yard, and then helped Greg fix his Trex 600N.

Friday morning, up early to pack (as if I was going to...
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Quit while you're ahead ...

Posted 04-05-2012 at 07:02 PM by Jermo
Updated 04-12-2012 at 01:42 PM by Jermo

Forcast for today was chance of scattered showers with definate rain in the early evening (5pm or so). Overcast and the wind was calm at the time (10AM ). Pantera .61 pre-flight was without incident. I changed the Normal throttle curve a little. The bird hovers at about 47% output below mid stick so I moved the middle point down slightly. Then I smoothed the throttle curve out a bit so the change around mid stick is slight. I hovered a bit and stated back practicing my tail in T pattern. When I...
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Back to the hobby!

Posted 04-03-2012 at 07:01 AM by Jermo
Updated 04-12-2012 at 01:42 PM by Jermo

After almost 2 years I'm back to flying RC helicopters. I had a rough start with trying to fly from memory .

I actively searched and found a mentor to help me. I wanted someone who was willing to help, doesn't like spending money in the hobby, and really knows what they are doing. I know it's a tall order but I found the man for the job and he's been awsum to meet and start getting to know. I'm feeling excitement for the hobby again.

Tom (my mentor) went over...
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Heli-Log 3:29:12

Posted 03-29-2012 at 07:03 PM by rcnut

The end of this month is close in hand, and once again April 1st is on a Sunday! I love to prank the pastors at church on April Fools' Day!

Now that my 6HV is flying, I've been trying to find some Gen Ace packs, but everyone is out! So while reading a thread about electric heli's, the topic of Gravity packs came to light and comparison to the Gen Ace packs was made. It also said the Gravity packs might have been made in the same factory as the Gen Ace batteries. So I ordered a set...
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Heli-Log 3:26:12

Posted 03-26-2012 at 07:31 PM by rcnut
Updated 03-27-2012 at 06:23 AM by rcnut

Sunday was a blast! Headed out after church to meet up with Bob and Greg. Weather was a bit cooler, but less windy!

Tested out the 6HV after some minor adjustments. Now it's flying better, but the head speed isn't exactly where it should be. The packs I'm using are getting old...I think, need some new ones! So I set the 6HV aside and flew my Protos 500 some, about 4 flights worth! That little heli is supper fun for a 500 size heli.

Then it was time (in between flights...
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