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Heli-Log 12:7:2012

Posted 12-07-2012 at 11:27 AM by rcnut

There's a new addition to my heli fleet...

My Whiplash Gasser has finally arrived!!! It took big brown some time to deliver it...compaired to their normal delivery times, but considering the time of year (Christmas) they're very busy. It was well worth the wait!

I was going to leave it closed up in the shipping box and wait until I collect the rest of things I need...no WAY! I just had to see all the parts for myself. WOW, it is impressive for sure. The parts...
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Heli-Log 12:2:12

Posted 12-02-2012 at 09:38 PM by rcnut
Updated 12-03-2012 at 09:53 AM by rcnut

December 2... A beautiful day to go flying!! Winds were around 5 mph and the temp was around 68 degrees, it felt more like 72 degrees!

I pulled my Rave out to warm up a bit with. The motor seemed somewhat rich, so I landed and adjusted the high needle. Now it's running better! I had the need to bang on the sticks and just let it rip. I had drawn a small crowd to watch the wild and fast action.

Bill's neighbor came out to watch Bill's Thunder Tiger Titan 50 on its...
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Heli-Log 11:26:2012

Posted 11-26-2012 at 12:51 PM by rcnut

Well another Thanksgiving is here and gone. Now Christmas is just around the corner, not ready for that...just yet.

Anyhow, Bob and Bill came over Friday for some heli wrenching. Bob's Blade 450 Pro needed some swashplate readjustments. I decreased the length of the swash linkages just under 1/4". The swash was hitting the alignment pins on the head when cyclic was applied...not good. And +9 degrees was all I could get out of collective pitch before interfering with the alignment...
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Heli-Log 11:17:2012

Posted 11-17-2012 at 02:46 PM by rcnut

It’s been a while since my last post and Thanksgiving is 5 days away!...gobble, gobble… Bob and I have made it out a couple of times only to fly into darkness. The days are just not long enough to get a few flights in after work.

I started a new job 3 weeks ago this Monday and I’ve worked both weekends, which leaves very little time to fly. However, I have Thursday and Friday off (and possibly the weekend) so I hope to put in some serious flying!:smile

In the meantime,...
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Heli-Log 10:29:12

Posted 10-29-2012 at 09:26 AM by rcnut
Updated 11-17-2012 at 02:26 PM by rcnut

Saturday Bob and I tried to put in some much needed flying. At my house, the winds were mild and the temp was 42 degrees. However, at the fly field, everything was a lot different. The temp was the same, but the winds were greater and much colder. I pulled out my Compass 3D+ and barely finished the first flight.

My fingers were so cold, I had a hard time trying to autorotate. The wind was biting hard into us. I asked Bob if he wanted to do this...fly that is. And he said not really....
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