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..The sun is out!...Let's go FLYING....False alarm...
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Heli-Log 12:7:11

Posted 12-07-2011 at 06:32 PM by rcnut

Managed to get in one flight yesterday after work. Coronal called as I was sitting at the light at work. He asked if I wanted to go out to the flying field and get some flying in. Ah...yea! But by the time I get home, grab my heli (Protos 500) and make it to the field, it will almost be dark out. He said ok, maybe some other day.

Well, I went home and grabbed my heli any ways. Put in one flight as it was getting dark. Need to get the night flying gear on!

I haven't had time to replace the clutch on my Compass 3D+, been busy. Two weeks ago, I went out with a friend (Craig) to get some flying in with and brought my Rave and Compass with their new canopies on. I got the first flight in with the Compass, but couldn't get the motor to turn over for the second flight. I've experienced this before with the Trex 700N in the winter. As winter was approaching and the temps were dropping, I noticed the one way bearing in the clutch was slipping. As it got colder, the slipping became worse. Once home and the clutch warmed up, the one way bearing worked fine! So I ordered a new clutch for the Compass, but haven't installed it yet (this weekend is showing to be nice on the extended forecast).

I have a club meet tonight, which should be very interesting! We've had many issues with the board members and some club members (the club wanted to band all heli flying from the field, but was voted out! Semi long two part story). Tonight we vote for a new board (before a mutiny breaks out), and if the right people get voted in, then yours truly will be an appointed board member (have I mentioned that I hate politics but the new president wants a heli pilot on the board for his term...ok, I'll do it for him). So it will be interesting as to the out come.

Also, we could have our heli fun fly again!, for next year. I know a lot of people have missed attending our fun flys. For those that have not been here, we have a very nice field to fly in. A North/South and East/West runways with shelters on both. Open sky's with no obstacles, unless you attempt to find one! They exist, but you have to go out of your way to hit one. So now I need to find a good date to have it.

Not sure how to insert pic's here...in time I'll learn. In the meantime, here is some pic's of my new canopies;

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