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Heli-Log 11:17:2012

Posted 11-17-2012 at 03:46 PM by rcnut

It’s been a while since my last post and Thanksgiving is 5 days away!...gobble, gobble… Bob and I have made it out a couple of times only to fly into darkness. The days are just not long enough to get a few flights in after work.

I started a new job 3 weeks ago this Monday and I’ve worked both weekends, which leaves very little time to fly. However, I have Thursday and Friday off (and possibly the weekend) so I hope to put in some serious flying!:smile

In the meantime,...
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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....
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Heli-Log 10:23:12

Posted 10-23-2012 at 11:00 AM by rcnut

Here we are close to the end of October!

This last Saturday I was able to get out for some flying fun! To start, I finished setting up Greg's clone 450 pro before heading out. I had the head to install, set the blade tracking, then setup the tail.

I met John at our practice field. We setup the charging station and lined up the batteries for a workout. I started with my Rave 90 ENV to warm up, and John started with his 7HV. The first couple of flights were somewhat...
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Heli-Log 10:9:2012

Posted 10-09-2012 at 08:54 AM by rcnut
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I managed to get out this last weekend. Saturday, however, was gusty and cold. I put one flight on my 6HV, and then called it quits! Yea...I'm a wimp. 20-30 mph winds makes the wind chill factor lower...around 32 degrees wind chill. Sunday was much better, winds at 5-10 mph, 50 degrees and sunny!

I pulled out my Protos 500 and put up 3 flights on it. Saturday I replaced the dampers in the head. I ordered replacement damper which were the rubber “O” ring type. When I removed the original...
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Heli-Log 10:4:2012

Posted 10-04-2012 at 08:36 AM by rcnut

Well here it is...October already!

And as promised, my take on the Align 3GX FBL controller…this could be a bit lengthy! LoL


Part 1...the mechanical setup:

I’ve had the opportunity to install, program, and upgrade the Align 3GX controller. The first challenge was on Bob’s new Trex 550E heli, with version 1.2 software, and the second attempt was on Nick’s Trex 450 V2 combo, with version 1.1, and then upgrading to V2.1…what a journey that was! ...
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