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Heli-Log 6:20:2016

Posted 06-20-2016 at 09:55 AM by rcnut

Summer is officially here! And it is the longest day of the year...which means we loose one minute per day starting tomorrow

I decided to play hooky Friday (a vacation day from work) and headed out to the school. With the Agile 7.2 gas conversion kit almost ready, it was time to get reacquainted with my Agile. I had moved/transferred the settings to my DX9 and plan on tuning it to my likes. The Agile feels a lot like my N7 performance wise, so it will be interesting to see how well it will perform as a gasser!

Since I was the only one there, I used the time to work on some maneuvers and inverted autos. I even did several on my N5, which autos fairly well, but not like the 766 or N7.

Agile 7.2 = 2
766 = 2
N5 = 2

Total for the year = 121


Mark and I made the most of Saturday & Sunday flying at the school. Temps were in the low 90's. Saturday there was a light breeze that felt great, but not enough to keep us cool. Sunday, on the other hand, was 10-15 mph winds which was more then what the weatherman stated for the day, but that was ok with us! The wind helped to keep us cool. The skies were extremely clear all three days.

Mark decided to put up his "pop-up" yesterday as he was melting in the high heat Saturday. Me? I felt fine, which I'm finding a bit weird. Saturday, Mark was having a blast performing loops in both directions, and not just one or two, but multiple loops in a row! I decided to teach him how to do a back-flip considering it is a really tight loop. Mark ate that up! He was so happy and excited that he wanted to do more.

Mark continued his loops in both directions and worked on back-flips. He was doing great until one of the loops didn't turn out so great and almost resulted in a crash. Mark managed to recover, and instead of landing to "shake off" the experience, he continued flying! His hands were shaking, his legs were shaking, his whole body was going to town...LoL! I told him to breath and try to relax and just fly around. 3 laps around, Mark was right back in the saddle! He was looping and some flips. That pretty much wrapped up our day.

Sunday, was more of the same except for almost crashing part...and, we had to wait for the grass cutting people to finish the area we wanted to fly in. I started working on Mark's collective management and getting him used to inverted flight, inverted hover at the top of a loop.

As for me, I worked on getting reacquainted with my Agile 7.2...with the anticipation of a gas conversion kit arriving sometime soon! So far I have 6 flights on it and I'm flying it like my N7. It feels a lot like the N7...but not quit. I am having "some" issues tuning the AR7200BX to my likings, so I'll replace it with a Spartan Vortex VX1n. I should be able to get one installed and setup before Carey is ready to send me a conversion kit.

In the meantime, I've been doing more inverted auto's with the N5, 7, 766, and the Agile. I'm feeling comfortable doing them. I even pulled one off with Mark's G4! Which impressed him a lot. I took my N7 up high to try one of Raja's stunts...auto flips, but the motor died when inverted. I didn't realize it until I messed up and tried to bail out. I recovered and landed safely only to end another day of great flying!

Saturday;

N5 = 2
766 = 2
Agile = 2
Mark's G4 = 1

Sunday;

N7 = 2
766 = 2
Agile = 2

Total = 134

P.S. just ordered a Spartan FBL controller from Amain and saved 10% using the Father's Day special...it ends tonight.
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