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York County Flyer's Fun Fly 2012

Posted 04-21-2012 at 03:36 PM by Jermo

It was a beautiful day that started with partly overcast ending to partly cloudy with mostly sunshine. I should have worn shorts!! We arrived around 10AM and were apparently the first of the heli crowd. Robin came with me and we decided to setup out in the middle of the Heli "Pitts" area. This was a bad idea as I'll explain later...After paying the landing fee and attending the pilots briefing it was clear there would be NO fixed wing overflights of the heli area.....um.. ok..I'll believe...
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Sometimes you Tempt Fate..sometimes she loses....

Posted 04-20-2012 at 09:58 PM by Jermo

Today was a great day. Things started out with a slight overcast at 10AM and ended with a nice sunny day at 3PM. The 500 (I'll call her 'Bumblebee' came in yesterday. Spent a few hours last night getting a new model setup in my DX7, getting the swash mix.etc...all that nice stuff setup.

Tom could tell I was excited to get the 500 setup so he gave her a once over...overall things were ok. The head needed to be setup and I had the Aileron swash mix reversed ..LOL.. He said...
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Bumblebee has arrived!!

Posted 04-20-2012 at 10:23 AM by Jermo

My Trex 500 arrived all safe and sound yesteray USPS. She exceeds all expectations. Whomever build her did a very clean job. The head is setup differently but we'll get that figured out. My charger won't be shipped until this Saturday if the gent gets home safely from his travels. I bought a used FMA Cellpro 10S with adapters and powersupply. I'm hoping to fit it all into one of the small parts cases to conserve room and not have to carry so many large containers with mostly air in them ....
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Just buzzing around! Thursday - 4/19/2012 - Firestone field

Posted 04-20-2012 at 10:17 AM by Jermo

(writing this from my notes early yesteray and then will put in a current entry for today fri - 4/2012)
I'm pretty excited today because my Trex 500 should arrive USPS. I have high expectations but don't know that I'll get since buying a used helicopter is always interesting in some way.

The day started with a fresh tank and cool morning. We thought it was going to be muddy and raining. Instead we had a light breeze and a dry field with overcast skys. The pantera engine was...
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Late Entry - Flew Friday 13 April 2012

Posted 04-17-2012 at 02:34 PM by Jermo
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I got to Firestone at about 10AM. I was the only person there. Wind was very calm and the temp was comfortable. I had already done a preflight so I was able to do a quick check, fuel up, range check and start the motor. I had to idle a little before she wanted to run/idle. Once she warmed up it was fine. I did close the idle 1/8 of a turn and mid one click.

18 minutes of Tail in T pattern. About 10 minutes in the gang showed up .

About the time I was ready to land...
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