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Heli-Log 1:6:2012

Posted 01-06-2012 at 07:54 AM by rcnut

Put in another 2 flights yesterday on my Protos 500. Temp was 48 degrees, well above normal temperatures. Today the weatherman states 52 degrees for a high! Is this the beginning of Spring? It sure feels like it! Tomorrow’s temperature…43 degrees, looks like I’ll have to go flying all day. So far, I have 34 flights on my Protos.

I’ve been waiting to work on my mCPx once the temp became too cold to venture outside. As long as the weather is decent, I’ll keep flying outside of course. Outside of that, not a lot to report on...

Well…I am working on a Super Sportster (yea, I know…a planker!). Several years back, a buddy and I got the idea to build a couple of planes to perform aerobatics in formation, create our own air show. So I built 2 Super Decathlons with Fuji 32 gas engines. Both planes met their demise… Mine was a receiver failure 2 minutes into it’s maiden flight. Craig’s had several flights on it before a possible electrical failure, however, I had the chance to get 2 flights on it. We are still trying to determine what happened…voltage regulator, receiver, servo? I wasn’t there to see it go in, so I’m working on what Craig saw and did seconds before he lost control and watched it crash.

Craig was quit distraught over his going in, and decided to abandon the formation flying idea. Until just before Christmas, he found the Super Sportster at our LHS. Once again Craig became interested in our flying idea, so we bought 2 planes. Mine is almost done and possibly ready to test fly tomorrow (Saturday). Craig’s is close, but he decided to send his receiver in just to be safe. We will go over all his electronics before putting this plane in the air! Don’t need a repeat!

This is one of the many reasons why I like heli's over planes! If you crash a heli...just buy new parts to replace the broken parts and Voila!...brand new...once again!
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