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Steady as she goes

Posted 06-24-2012 at 01:54 PM by Jermo

It's been a while since I've flow anything other than a sim.
On my Pantera I lowered my swash pitch down to +- 8 degress rather than the 11 or 12 degrees I had and lowered the others to +- 6 degrees.
On startup the Pantera went WOT, killed throttle, not sure how but my throttle servo was reversed. Fixed that and restarted, started right up . It was 90ish degrees outside and my engine was running rich. I like it that way so left it. A few test hovers gave me the answer I...
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Good things come in small packages...

Posted 05-20-2012 at 06:28 PM by Jermo

It's a sunny but windy day in the carolina's. I got off work and decided to fly a few packs with the MCPX in the yard. Since it was windy I removed the verticle stab. 6 minutes for each pack. I found it fun to try and maintain position in the wind while working on slow piro trying to maintain altitude and position. With the wind it was even more of a challenge. I believe I'm up to 10 flights on this bird and am loving it. I did use some oil on the swash, grips, and anything that looked like it moved....
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You have to know your limits and how to mitigate them...

Posted 05-20-2012 at 06:00 AM by Jermo

My fiance' and I spent Thurs/Fri/Sat at Joe Nall this past week. If you've never been and have the opportunity you owe it to yourself to attend. It's primarily a fixed wing event but the rotary group is growing and healthy.
We had a really great time with Jeff, Cindy, Chuck, Ed ( Tom and Jeff L showed up but didn't camp). I didn't fly because they wanted $50 a day to fly . $65 for the week. We originally were only going to stay one day and asked how much... $50... needless to say...
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