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Heli-Log 6:3:12

Posted 06-03-2012 at 07:55 AM by rcnut
Updated 06-04-2012 at 08:17 AM by rcnut

Yesterday was a blast! The weather was great and a little breezy. I brought the Rave, Compass 6HV, and Protos 500. I finally had the time to workout the motor issues with the YS 3D motor. After several failed attempts, I just couldn't get this motor to run right. It would start and run, rich on spool up, then lean out once in idle 2. Had a couple flame outs! I wound up draining my starter trying to get this motor to run right. So I placed my starter on charge, and while it was charging, I put in...
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Heli-Log 5:31:2012

Posted 05-31-2012 at 09:38 AM by rcnut

Well it finally happened. The carb on my 3D+ came loose on the second flight, and went lean in flight which resulted in ruining the piston! So this time, I’ll order a new piston and ring, buy all new loctite [red and blue], and silicon gasket sealer. I will rebuild it and try it again, and if that doesn’t work…I’ll buy a new motor.

So far the parts ordered for the Thunder Tiger motor comes to $65.99 [piston, ring, connecting rod (just in case)]. I also ordered a piston, ring, and...
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Heli-Log 5:29:2012

Posted 05-29-2012 at 07:34 PM by rcnut
Updated 05-31-2012 at 08:25 AM by rcnut

The start of the three day weekend…Saturday was a mixed weather day, cool and rainy in the morning, windy and warm early afternoon, cooler and calm early evening, then back to windy…35+ mph! I Managed to get out flying Sunday after church, and only one flight yesterday…too windy again!

I worked with Greg for a good portion of Sunday, hover practice. And we did make some progress after his training gear started failing! Greg bought this 5 legged, cone type training gear for learning...
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Heli-Log 5:23:2012

Posted 05-23-2012 at 12:32 PM by rcnut

Yesterday was a beautiful day for flying! I had two heli’s to test out and not a lot of time to do it in. I started with the Trex 700 first. Within 5, or so, minutes I blew up the Align motor. Prior to this flight, I had changed all the fuel tubing, moved the header tank lower and stuck it to the side of the main tank. I opened the needles to two turns out and started tuning the motor. Everything was going great, nice smoke trail, had some power, but still on the rich side. Then I decided to perform...
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Heli-Log 5:20:12

Posted 05-21-2012 at 09:34 AM by rcnut

As of Friday, last week, my work hours changed, so now I can fly in the mornings! Took my Trex 700 and the Compass 3D+ out early in the morning Friday. I started with the Trex 700 to tweak the Align motor I installed. A few adjustments and it was off and flying! I was having some rich/lean problems and wasn't able to track it down. For the most part, the motor was on the rich side. So I started practicing some new maneuvers.

On the On the third flight, I noticed something odd. The...
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