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Heli-Log 9:16:12

Posted 09-16-2012 at 07:20 AM by rcnut

Saturday was a beautiful day to fly! The temperature was 81 degrees and the wind were 5-10 mph. Bob and I meet at my house to solder on some dean connectors on 3 batteries he bought from John. Then we headed to out our practice spot to get some serious flying in. John Cook and Eric Brandenburg meet us there and the flying was off the hook!

Eric had rebuilt his 7HV that he flew in the XFC. A couple of adjustments and his heli was flying great. John was having a blast with his 7HV and...
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Heli-Log 9:10:12

Posted 09-10-2012 at 06:02 AM by rcnut

What a nice weekend!

Bob and I attended the NIRCHA (Northern ILLinois Radio Controlled Heli...) fun fly, in Belvidere ILL. Not a lot of people attended due to the winds, 15-25 mph. It was a lot of fun hanging out with friends and watching others fly. I took my Rave, Compass 3D+, and Compass 6HV.

I had 4 great flights on the Rave, 2 on the 3D+ with a minor mishap, and 2 on the 6HV. The next day, I traded my 3D+ for the Protos 500. It was still windy, 10-20 mph, but had...
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Heli-Log 9:4:2012

Posted 09-04-2012 at 03:47 PM by rcnut
Updated 09-05-2012 at 11:46 AM by rcnut

Well here it is September…already.

The weather here in the Midwest was cloudy and rainy at times Saturday, cloudy and windy Sunday, then sunny and hot Monday. Saturday started off by helping one of our club members to finish building his Trex 450 Pro V2 combo kit. The kit comes with Align mini servos, Align’s 3GX…version 1.1, Align blades, motor and BEC/ESC.

Most of the usual subassemblies are built at the factory. Nick did a great job at assembling his new heli and...
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Heli-Log 8:30:2012

Posted 08-31-2012 at 07:59 AM by rcnut

Here it is…the last day of August.

Since IRCHA, Bob and I have managed to get and fly after addressing some heli issues. My Compass 3D+ has been acting up. The new tank is fine, but the header tank has a small leak and the motor is still giving me fits. The last flight I had with it, about a week ago, the glow plug lost the element. I replaced the plug and the threads in the head stripped out! Great, now I need to buy a new Thunder Tiger 53 head…or find a used one that I can buy....
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Heli-Log 8:24:2011

Posted 08-24-2012 at 07:45 AM by rcnut

The first day at IRCHA…

Once we arrived, we picked out a place to setup. Put up our pop-ups, then off to get our carts. I started the tour for Bob & Greg with a trip to the AMA museum. Then it was back to camp and some flying!

I dugout my heli and support equipment, radio, starter, fuel, etc. First flight was on my Protos 500, I wanted to “test the water” so to say…basically a warm up flight. Bob kept telling me not to wreak “his” favorite heli…Bob loves my Protos...
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