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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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Tomorrow is yet another day ....

Posted 04-25-2012 at 07:41 PM by Jermo

I did about 20 minutes sim time today. Tail in and nose in T patterns. Still struggling to hover at the ends on the sim.

I received my Cellpro 10s/powersupply, my updated version of glow plug remote power connection, and the Align wand starter..WOOT! now I'm broke!! (after buying almost two complete pantera's for hanger queens...).

I did some adjustments on the Pantera. I had shimmed the carb throttle arm and adjusted the endpoints..etc....fired it up in the yard and...
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Practice how/when you can....

Posted 04-24-2012 at 06:33 AM by Jermo
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Yesterday I got around to fixing the throttle arm to get it parallel to servo arm. I ended up adding two thin washers underneath to get it to orient correctly. I had to re-setup my end point adjustments and link length. At 50% output on the throttle servo I'm now at the halfway point on the carb barrel. Per the YS documentation this is the hover throttle position.

Last night I realized I hadn't any stick time since Saturday. It was past bedtime but figured I'd get 15m in on the sim....
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