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..The sun is out!...Let's go FLYING....False alarm...
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Heli-Log 10:29:12

Posted 10-29-2012 at 10:26 AM by rcnut
Updated 11-17-2012 at 03:26 PM by rcnut

Saturday Bob and I tried to put in some much needed flying. At my house, the winds were mild and the temp was 42 degrees. However, at the fly field, everything was a lot different. The temp was the same, but the winds were greater and much colder. I pulled out my Compass 3D+ and barely finished the first flight.

My fingers were so cold, I had a hard time trying to autorotate. The wind was biting hard into us. I asked Bob if he wanted to do this...fly that is. And he said not really. So we packed up and headed back to my house and finished the day flying on the sim.

We did test fly both of his 450's, and I'm not totally happy with either. The Blade 450 Pro needs some swashplate work, and I need to look at the head linkage geometry. The swashplate and washout seems too high, too close to the head to achieve +10 degrees or more. And the test flight pretty much confirmed that thought.

Bob's Trex 450 has a tail issue. The gyro we took off the Blade is not working properly on the Trex 450. It doesn't want to hold the tail very well. I might of misunderstood the instructions, so I'll look it over...again.

Outside of that, it seems time to invest in some winter gear for flying...a radio glove. More on that later...
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