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Heli-Log 5:12:14

Posted 05-12-2014 at 05:03 PM by rcnut

Our first full day of flying…FINALLY!

Saturday was a great day for flying here in the Midwest! Sunny skies, light breeze (that turned nasty for a short while), and warm! 78 degrees!!!

Mark and I met for breakfast at 7:00 AM, then we headed out to our practice area with lunch (tailgate grilling), pop-up tents, and heli's. After we setup camp, I wanted to try out my second Whippy with the RC300 motor and Jewel generator system.

This Whippy is one smooth...
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Heli-Log 5:9:2014

Posted 05-09-2014 at 08:30 AM by rcnut

Sunday, The first May weekend

I met Mark at our practice area after church. The day started out overcast with the threat of rain, but it never happened. The sky managed to clear up mostly, just after 1:30 PM. My heart wasn't into flying...but I stayed to help out Mark. I told him what was bugging me and he proceeded to get me in the air anyways. We placed a call to Bob and ask if he was coming out, he said he was on his way. Just as Mark and I were getting ready to start our heli's,...
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Heli Log 4:30:2014

Posted 04-30-2014 at 03:00 PM by rcnut

The last day of April!


I took a while for the weather to clear up and provide some nice days of flying. I mounted the Jewel generator system with 2 super bright LED’s and a volt meter. Now was the time to see if this system would charge my LiPo…a Relion 5200mAh square pack that needed charging. I met the guys (Bob and Mark) at Mr. C’s for breakfast and we talked about what we wanted to accomplish for the day. We arrived at our practice field only to find park flying plankers...
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Heli-Log 4:16:2014

Posted 04-16-2014 at 01:40 PM by rcnut

My Trex700G maiden!

So the day finally arrived…maiden time! The weather decided to play nice, semi warm, mostly sunny, with 5-10 mph winds. Mark was busy fly his Whiplash gasser, Bob was chatting with Bill, John, and Steve. So I arriving last, no one was in a hurry to bother me just yet, so I pulled out my Trex700G and proceeded to fill the tank full of gas. I pumped the bulb until there was a solid stream of full returning back to the tank. One final look at everything, including...
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Heli-Log 4:14:14

Posted 04-14-2014 at 10:00 AM by rcnut
Updated 04-14-2014 at 01:46 PM by rcnut

The rest of the build…

After installing the PEM nuts, it was time to install the fuel tank. I looked at the overflow nipple and main fuel line wondering how I was getting those to pass through the frame. The tank is not that flexible, so I couldn’t press in on the tank to make the overflow nipple slip under the frame opening. So I tried twisting the tank in…and it worked! It slipped in very easy…now good luck with getting it out should the need arise! I wire-tied the vent line close...
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