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Just buzzing around! Thursday - 4/19/2012 - Firestone field

Posted 04-20-2012 at 10:17 AM by Jermo

(writing this from my notes early yesteray and then will put in a current entry for today fri - 4/2012)
I'm pretty excited today because my Trex 500 should arrive USPS. I have high expectations but don't know that I'll get since buying a used helicopter is always interesting in some way.

The day started with a fresh tank and cool morning. We thought it was going to be muddy and raining. Instead we had a light breeze and a dry field with overcast skys. The pantera engine was...
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Late Entry - Flew Friday 13 April 2012

Posted 04-17-2012 at 02:34 PM by Jermo
Updated 04-20-2012 at 10:00 AM by Jermo

I got to Firestone at about 10AM. I was the only person there. Wind was very calm and the temp was comfortable. I had already done a preflight so I was able to do a quick check, fuel up, range check and start the motor. I had to idle a little before she wanted to run/idle. Once she warmed up it was fine. I did close the idle 1/8 of a turn and mid one click.

18 minutes of Tail in T pattern. About 10 minutes in the gang showed up .

About the time I was ready to land...
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Beware the Ides of march - or leftovers

Posted 04-12-2012 at 01:38 PM by Jermo

Went to Firestone and the group had decided to fly friday instead of today due to the wind being pretty gusty. It was 42 degrees... BRRRRRrrrr... came home and went over the Pantera. Recorded my normal pitch curves then set it to a flat 50% to check headspeed at 50% stick. I'm at 1620 ~ 1650 so I'm not overspeeding. I forgot the check what stick position I get up to 1850 headspeed (max suggested by Audacity). I'm not running a Gov so I'll probably need to find this spot in the future before I start...
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Quit while you're ahead ...

Posted 04-05-2012 at 07:02 PM by Jermo
Updated 04-12-2012 at 01:42 PM by Jermo

Forcast for today was chance of scattered showers with definate rain in the early evening (5pm or so). Overcast and the wind was calm at the time (10AM ). Pantera .61 pre-flight was without incident. I changed the Normal throttle curve a little. The bird hovers at about 47% output below mid stick so I moved the middle point down slightly. Then I smoothed the throttle curve out a bit so the change around mid stick is slight. I hovered a bit and stated back practicing my tail in T pattern. When I...
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Back to the hobby!

Posted 04-03-2012 at 07:01 AM by Jermo
Updated 04-12-2012 at 01:42 PM by Jermo

After almost 2 years I'm back to flying RC helicopters. I had a rough start with trying to fly from memory .

I actively searched and found a mentor to help me. I wanted someone who was willing to help, doesn't like spending money in the hobby, and really knows what they are doing. I know it's a tall order but I found the man for the job and he's been awsum to meet and start getting to know. I'm feeling excitement for the hobby again.

Tom (my mentor) went over...
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