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Heli-Log 8:1:2013 IRCHA!!

Posted 08-01-2013 at 05:12 AM by rcnut
Updated 08-31-2013 at 12:25 PM by rcnut

Day one (Tuesday) arrived at IRCHA, and setup camp. Most of the flight line was filled!!! After we picked our spot, it was time to find Raja and Doug Darby. I found Raja and spent about an hour talking and watching him fly. It was apparent I still have some work to do on my Whippy.

I met Adam and discussed setup issues with my MultiGov...Adam says no problem, we'll get fixed. So Raja said to fly my Whippy. First flight was going good until I started autos. The third auto sounded funny...
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Heli-Log 7:23:2013

Posted 07-23-2013 at 12:25 PM by rcnut

Whiplash Electric update…

I bound the AR7200BX with the satellite, used a spare servo first to see if it would work versus ruining a new MKS servo, and it worked. Then I plugged the ESC in, no smoke. Next step, I plugged to 6 cell packs and the ESC went through its start up…counting the number of cells. I slowly advanced the throttle stick to see if the motor would spin and it did!!! So far, so good…

Afterwards, I disconnected everything and mounted the cyclic servos,...
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Heli-Log 7:18:2013

Posted 07-18-2013 at 01:04 PM by rcnut

Update on my Whiplash electric…

I’m finally gaining some ground on this simple electric heli! My first problem, that I incurred, was buying LiPo packs that are too big for the frame, and the power wires exit the side of the pack making it impossible to fit into the frames. Then I smoked all four servos, I might have ruined the ESC (need to try programming to see if I can spin the motor), but the AR7200BX seems to be working ok…so far!

I decided to make a sliding battery...
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Heli-Log 7:15:2013

Posted 07-15-2013 at 11:05 AM by rcnut

Well...

It's not looking good with my electric starter. The brush cable, strands of braided copper wire, is tempered and worn. Meaning they need to be replaced. It's just a matter of time before it breaks. So, I could go ahead and fix it the best that I can or spend the money for a new Hobbico Torquemaster 90 electric starter. I'm also looking at replacing my Whiplash muffler, another $270.00! Grrr!

Bob hung out with Jerry yesterday, thinking I was in church and would...
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Heli-Log 7:14:2013

Posted 07-14-2013 at 11:30 AM by rcnut
Updated 07-18-2013 at 01:05 PM by rcnut

17 more days till IRCHA!!! YEA Baby!

I’m trying to get my helis in line before IRCHA, but it’s not easy! The Rave, Compass 6HV, and Protos 500 are good to go, not that I will be bringing all of them…

The Compass 3D+…wow…it’s really getting on my nerves! However, I may have fixed the fuel leak issue…finally! I’ll have to perform the bench test to see if it’s fixed [versus test flying it]. Went out flying with BOB Saturday (yesterday), early morning, due to a wedding...
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