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Posted by middleimage | Dec 07, 2012 @ 09:53 AM | 1,848 Views
I have just had my 50th flight with my "Yellow" V911. I am using a Turnigy 9X for control, which I do have to "bind" to the model every time I fly, this is not a problem as it is just part of the "start-up" proceedure, ie: plug in heli battery, hold in the bind button on the transmitter and turn it on, release, turn off transmitter and turn on again. The Helicopter has been flown both inside and out and flys for exactly 5 minutes using the 130mah battery as recommended. I set my timer to 6 minutes and always as soon as the bleeps start at 5 minutes the helicopter runs out of power and lands.



I had read on this forum that the Yellow V911 was a better helicopter than the standard ones, although I have also now bought a red and white one to compare. It's not just the canopy colour that separats these two machines, they are very different in a lot of ways..... different main boards, different shaped canopy, different lengths, the Yellow one has a much sturdier undercarriage, but they do fly the same as far as I can tell........

I set the aileron and elevator rates
to 80% and have added expotential to these channels as well set at about -30% and this makes it very nice inside in smaller spaces.

I decided to keep a tally of the flights and to "celebrate" the half century because other micro heli's I have owned have struggled to reach even this milestone, although I did read on someone elses thread that they had completed over 100 flights and the model was as good as ever, we'll see........
Posted by middleimage | Oct 02, 2012 @ 09:05 AM | 2,895 Views
Well I didn't realise I had a blog here, but now I've found this, might as well use it!

I live in Spain, near Calpe in the mountains and fly from our private terraces. I fly both electric fixed wing and helicopters. The Helicopters are the 450 size, I have 2 scale a Hughes 500c and a Jet Ranger as well as a T Rex Pro. My fixed wing are mostly of my own design, I do have a couple of foamies too, but to be honest, my own ones fly the best and have been designed especially for my very challenging flying site here.



The Jet Ranger.....



And in flight.....

Most recently I have built a model
I call the "Pioneer 2". It's based on the new Hobby King retro Pioneer (or the original Elder) and has a wingspan of 44". It is powered by an axi 2808/24 (as are all my own electric aircraft) and is constructed using balsa and ply and covered with solarfilm. I use an 1800mah battery, 40amp ESC and Turnigy 9x Radio. The model is a delight to fly at just 1kg and the big wheels make it perfect for my uneven runways....

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