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Heli-Log 8:2:2012

Posted 08-02-2012 at 09:15 AM by rcnut

IRCHA...13 days and counting!

Last night was our club meeting. I arrived at the field a couple of hours early, wanted to try out my Compass 3D+ and Trex 700N. I started with the 3D+ due to I didn’t charge the battery and had enough for only two flights. The motor ran a bit sluggish due the temperature change, but this was ok for now. I wanted to see how the new clutch was going to hold up. So far it’s working fine. I will keep an eye on it for awhile.

I did notice though,...
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Heli-Log 7:30:2012

Posted 07-30-2012 at 02:27 PM by rcnut

16 more days until IRCHA!!!

Saturday was a great day to fly! I met up with John Cook and then later, Eric Brandenburg. I basically flew my Compass 3D+…and one flight on my 6HV. I studied some of the maneuvers John was doing, wanting to copy some of them for more transition type maneuvers. We discussed how learning that one maneuver / orientation can unlock a host of new possibilities.

With me, it was learning to fly right side up backwards. I could do it, but I was...
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Heli-Log 7:23:12

Posted 07-23-2012 at 05:57 AM by rcnut
Updated 07-24-2012 at 05:48 AM by rcnut

How ironic...23 days to IRCHA and it's the 23rd of July!

Yesterday was another great day! Saturday started out not so good. I took all 3 nitro heli's out to continue breaking motors in, but disaster struck! I started with my Trex 700, first flight, 3 minutes into the flight, I pulled into a gentle back flip and heard a crunching noise. The motor revved up and I started loosing head speed! Crap...caught inverted once again. I managed to flip right side up and now most of the head speed...
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Heli-Log 7:16:2012

Posted 07-16-2012 at 08:41 AM by rcnut

Well here we are at the start of week three, of July…only 30 more days till IRCHA!!! I’m still praying this hot weather will leave / change by then.

In the meantime…I finished the rebuild on my YS motor and reinstalled it into the Rave. This last weekend, I was invited to fly at Jerry’s place…wow, I’ve been dreaming of a place just like his! He has an actual hanger along side of his house, big enough for two Cessna’s. However, Jerry likes big airplanes, scale airplanes, both military...
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Heli-Log 7:13:2012

Posted 07-13-2012 at 09:31 AM by rcnut

Just a quick update… I received the piston ring yesterday in the mail. After a few choirs, it was down to the hobby workshop and started in on the YS. I removed the motor from the Rave and stripped the YS down to its case. The sleeve has some marks / scratches that is only visible, I’ll microscope (30x eye loop) the sleeve to verify this.

The piston isn’t pretty, half of the top section, above the ring, is shattered. I believe it was from switching from rich / lean / rich condition....
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