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Heli-Log 3:29:2013

Posted 03-29-2013 at 09:30 AM by rcnut

Thursday, 48 degrees, winds light and variable, sunny…not a cloud in the sky!


Yesterday after work, I put in another 4 flights on my Whiplash. I leaned the high needle just a little and increased the throttle curve some. Now my Whiplash is rock’n! Most of the maneuvers I did didn’t bother the motor much except for full throttle climbs and side tic toc’s. I have a slight problem with collective management on side tic toc’s, and I need to look into an over-rev issue. Possibly...
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Heli-Log 3:24:2013

Posted 03-24-2013 at 12:20 PM by rcnut

Saturday...went out again. Temps 41 degrees, wind light and variable.

Did my normal routine...warmed up on the first flight, second flight I let it rip! Third flight I started in on my practice routine.

On the third flight, I turned the high needle in a blades width and that motor is just "smoke'n". It is making even more power! I went into my throttle curves and brought the normal down, it was too high...maybe 1900+ I'm guessing...(normal curve 0,23,38,50,100)....
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Heli-Log 3:23:2013

Posted 03-23-2013 at 01:58 PM by rcnut

Friday…35 degrees, winds South-southwest at 4 mph…Sunny!

The weather is slowly getting better! And I'm having a hard time deciding to stay home and get work done or fly my Whiplash...and freeze. Fly and Freeze it is! I decided to flip out the last 2-3 tanks worth of ashless fuel mix I had left...well transfered it to my other gas can for my weed wacker.

I found Coleman fuel at Farm & Fleet and Walmart. Walmart is a $1.01 cheape! Go figure. I bought a gallon and...
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Heli-Log 3:18:2013

Posted 03-18-2013 at 12:08 PM by rcnut

March is just about over! This Wednesday is the first day of Spring…however, the high for us is 22 degress…yuck!

I’ve been out several days now breaking-in the TRM270 gas motor in my Whiplash. So far I have 18 flights on it. During this time, I’ve had to fix my gas container and replace the spark plug in my heli. The gas pump that I was using is a windshield pump, not designed for gasoline, but it worked. During the fill ups for flights 3 & 4, my pump started leaking. I found...
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Heli-Log 3:9:2013

Posted 03-09-2013 at 10:15 AM by rcnut

Thursday the forecast was 32 degrees and calm winds! Friday’s forecast 37 degrees and calm. Dang, looks like I will be flying both days!

Thursday I headed out to our flying field and I was the only one there…perfect! Filled the tank and started the motor by the pull start. Up in a hover, I checked the tracking, trims, head speed, tail response, and the cyclic. Everything seem to be ok, so nosed my heli forward and away it went! Put in 3 more flights before the sun went down too far....
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