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Posted by Rickyd863 | Jul 12, 2010 @ 09:29 PM | 1,566 Views
Another BucketHead stunt on my part. I was doing some hovering in our drive way and decided I would do it in the shade. I sat on the picnic table and commenced to hover. This is in roughly a 10' x 10' area. It has been windy all day. I was doing great. Then I decided I would slowly turn the trex and move it to the driveway, This would consist of rotating the trex approx. 135 Degrees clockwise and forward 10'. This is an addition to added to the side of my driveway so people could park and not block the garage. I rotated fine..It actually turned just like it supposed too. A gust of wind hit and it went left and down. Since I was only about 3' off the ground, I only have minor damage. The trex tried to slap the central air unit and lost. nicked my CF blades and slight bend to main shaft and fly-bar. Easy Fix. But still something that should not have happened.

From now on, I will be going back to where i used to live and flying in that lot. it is 150' x 150'. It is just up the road from me and the person who thinks he can fly now lives there. He has got disgusted with helis and I talked to him and showed him some things even I could see that was wrong with his heli. Told him I would help him work on it Saturday. I will help him with what little knowledge i have. it is almost like the blind leading the blind. Almost.

Rick
Posted by Rickyd863 | Jul 06, 2010 @ 03:32 PM | 1,993 Views
Still been hovering, tail in, until I am satisfied with it. Some timews I can hold a tight circle, but most times I have been intensionally moving the heli then trying to bring it back into a small radius circle. I have been doing good enough that I began to think I needed a larger area to practice in. We have a park at the end of our street and figured that would be a perfect place. this park has a play area and parking lot on one side of the road and on the other side is a smaller parking lot with a couple areas with picnic tables. This area leads to the walking track. I go to the side with the picnic tables due to the other side having renovations done. I crank the heli up and do some good hovers. Then I get into a situation where i have to gain control of the heli to land and forgot I had it on 1{stunt} instead of 0{normal}. So needless to say, when i lowered the head speed, I was not prepared for the results. I had some damage, but have the parts to fit . damage includes main blades, linkage to servos. I also noticed servos are not 90 degrees when i checked the damage out. this might just be me. When i look at linkages , i will re-level swash place, just to be on the safe side. Still, all in all, not a bad run, I am thinking. I learnt a valuable lesson..Since i am in the learning stage, i should have never had a stunt setup on the heli in the first place. I will make sure the stunt 1 and 2 are the same as "0" {normal}. I am a firm believer that you have to learn to walk before run but no body is perfect either..
I will repair the Trex today and be back at the park tomorrow and almost every day until my vacation is over. I want to go to next step. tail in, nose in, circles tail in, nose in, and simple correct circles.. I will always remember to take my time and only advance when i am satisfied with my results.
until next time.