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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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It's a fine day to maiden . . .

Posted 05-03-2012 at 09:23 PM by Jermo
Updated 05-10-2012 at 01:19 PM by Jermo

Went to Firestone today to fly with the guys. I got there around 10AM. Ed was already there. I setup and wondered if I was carrying way too much stuff? Pantera, 500, Wheeled toolbox with fuel..etc, old 450 case with spares, charging case, battery case, transmitter case, foldup table, fold up canopy, fold up chair...WHEW!!

I'd been changing the throttle on the Pantera to get it more linear and lined up. I ended up putting two small washers on the carb shaft and locktite the shaft that...
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Three most important things to do before Flying - PoBoys Field - Monroe NC

Posted 04-27-2012 at 06:10 PM by Jermo
Updated 05-10-2012 at 01:19 PM by Jermo

Preflight, Preflight, Preflight!!

I did a full preflight on my Pantera and took her out for a tank. The new Gyro settings are good. Tail doesn't kick out when I give full collective. She stil bogs but I'm running way rich so I don't expect much. Did some T patterns and started a little nose in. Still having issues with control. I'm always behind the model then overcontrol... good first flight regardless.

I had already looked at my 500 so I skipped pre-flight and took...
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Today is cancelled due to high winds and heavy rain ..

Posted 04-26-2012 at 02:06 PM by Jermo
Updated 05-10-2012 at 01:18 PM by Jermo

Today is cancelled due to high winds and heavy rain ..

Spent most of the morning re-working my charging case. Putting the Cellpro 10s in and figuring out where I want the Cellpro 4s and multi-chem charger. I've decided to only store chargers/adapters in the charge case and use a small plastic toolbox for batteries.

The plan today is to lube and inspect the heads of the pantea/rex 500, and do a general inspection of the rest, fixing anything I find. Tomorrow,...
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