Archive for November, 2010
Landed the ParkZone BF-109 twice last Friday without a noseover. On Sunday, I maidened a 3DHS SHP V2 47" I purchased from a RCGroups member who also happens to be a fellow flyer at RSA. I just needed to give a few clicks of elevator for it to glide instead of dip with the throttle off, and the rest of the flight was fun. One of the wheel pants cracked a little upon landing, and I'm going to fly sans pants for awhile. If I put the pants back on, I'm going to put some dense foam between where the pants and the landing gear meet since when you crank down the wheel bolt, it puts a lot of pressure on the fiberglass pants.
Maidened Multiplex Merlin V2 yesterday at RSA. E helped with the launch, and the flight and landing went well. The Merlin V2 build includes the Himax 2212-1180, 8x5 prop, Thunderbird 18 ESC, four HS-55 servos, and an AR6255 receiver. I flew the Merlin twice. Once with a 500 mAh Blue Lipo and the other time with a 800 mAh Blue Lipo. I noticed some sound with the engine at full throttle, and I'm wondering if there might be a bearing issue since this is the engine from the V1 crash with a new bell and shaft. The heavy duty filament tape did a great job of protecting the belly of the fuselage on its hard dirt landings. Looking forward to more Merlin flights this weekend.