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Steady as she goes

Posted 06-24-2012 at 01:54 PM by Jermo

It's been a while since I've flow anything other than a sim.
On my Pantera I lowered my swash pitch down to +- 8 degress rather than the 11 or 12 degrees I had and lowered the others to +- 6 degrees.
On startup the Pantera went WOT, killed throttle, not sure how but my throttle servo was reversed. Fixed that and restarted, started right up . It was 90ish degrees outside and my engine was running rich. I like it that way so left it. A few test hovers gave me the answer I...
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Good things come in small packages...

Posted 05-20-2012 at 06:28 PM by Jermo

It's a sunny but windy day in the carolina's. I got off work and decided to fly a few packs with the MCPX in the yard. Since it was windy I removed the verticle stab. 6 minutes for each pack. I found it fun to try and maintain position in the wind while working on slow piro trying to maintain altitude and position. With the wind it was even more of a challenge. I believe I'm up to 10 flights on this bird and am loving it. I did use some oil on the swash, grips, and anything that looked like it moved....
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You have to know your limits and how to mitigate them...

Posted 05-20-2012 at 06:00 AM by Jermo

My fiance' and I spent Thurs/Fri/Sat at Joe Nall this past week. If you've never been and have the opportunity you owe it to yourself to attend. It's primarily a fixed wing event but the rotary group is growing and healthy.
We had a really great time with Jeff, Cindy, Chuck, Ed ( Tom and Jeff L showed up but didn't camp). I didn't fly because they wanted $50 a day to fly . $65 for the week. We originally were only going to stay one day and asked how much... $50... needless to say...
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1 is the loneliest number . . .

Posted 05-10-2012 at 01:12 PM by Jermo

Thurs 5/10/2012.

Nobody was going to the field today besides me. The weather is a beautiful Carolina day around 70 degrees with a slight breeze (and some gusts). Scatter clouds but no rain.

I packed up the car as usual but left all the repair parts and extra tools at home. I'm feeling good!! I expected to only be there about an hour so I left the chairs and canopy at home as well.

Preflight on both birds went without incident. Pulling and pushing, tugging...
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Taming the Shrew - aka lowering headspeed on the 500

Posted 05-08-2012 at 05:26 AM by Jermo
Updated 05-10-2012 at 01:18 PM by Jermo

I played with lowering headspeed on the 500 as the headspeed with a 15t pinion was way too much and caused the packs to come down almost hot (not to mention the lack of flight time to keep the lipo within 80%).

The smallest pinion I have is 12t. I found that 12t with 75% throttle curve gets me just above a low speed wobble at the end of the pack. It still screams so I'll probably disable the GOV next. The ESC was only warm but the pack still came down warmer than I'd like.
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