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Old Jun 13, 2008, 03:05 PM
My planes have left thrust :s
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I FLEW MY HELI! i got to take my heli over the school, had to land cause the caretaker's dog ran over then ran off scared the head had stopped by the time it arrived tho! I have all my stuff like spectrum receiver and new esc now so the heli made it into the air proper flew it around infront of me, showing side in control, although i need to tinker with my pitch and throttle curves, they are linear , throttle is 70% at top stick with 10 degrees and bottom stick is 0% throttle and 0 degrees, i am thinking 80% and 7 degrees would be better? what do you think?
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 04:05 PM
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I want to fly!
+3 Grass needs to be mowed when i get home though
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 04:22 PM
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Friday the 13th.
Not risking it today.

OK, it's really the 30mph gusts keeping me grounded.
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 08:50 PM
Just wanna fly!
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Yes!!! I flew today!

Here is my first outside FF and nose-in with my Blade 400!

Some pics and a video.

First forward flight outside, with Blade 400 (3 min 3 sec)
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 09:15 PM
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You guys have the nicest fields. Drool.
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 09:37 PM
Just wanna fly!
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You guys have the nicest fields. Drool.
Yeah, this is quite a nice field near to where I stay, about a mile down the road.

here is the second video from today.

Flying my Blade 400 (3 min 15 sec)
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 10:03 PM
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Congrats, grovey. It's nice to see something other than the back of your heli when it's flying .
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Old Jun 14, 2008, 12:03 PM
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First beautiful day in a long time here so nice I drove to my local hobby shop to see if they got their order from Castle in just to find out the store is on vacation . To make things worse the official closing date was posted. Sell out June 20-25
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Old Jun 14, 2008, 06:12 PM
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Finally, after being grounded for almost two weeks!
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Old Jun 14, 2008, 07:53 PM
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Ohh!! I do so hate your pictures!!!
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Old Jun 14, 2008, 08:01 PM
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Finally, after being grounded for almost two weeks!
Wow, very nice man!!!
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Old Jun 14, 2008, 08:12 PM
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hey wolf, if i were you I would submit my pictures to helihobby.com I don't know if they still do it but they used to have a picture of the month contest where you can win free heli kits. worth a try.

Brandon
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 01:17 AM
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Finally, after being grounded for almost two weeks!
Pictures are fantastic! Someone must use them for rc heli popularisation campaign.
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 01:47 AM
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Flew today at our field. Father's day and guess what all the father's wanted to do LOL. I did nothing but practice inverted nose in hovering. Been doing it knee high. Next week I will be working on tail in.

The full rotor balancing worked very well to smoothen out my tail fin. I had no vibrations all morning. I should be ordering a prop balancer like that of Du Bor's to perfect balancing. It can take the tail rotor on a 3mm shaft and the main rotor on its shaft.
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 12:44 PM
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Went to field - flew with one good battery, one not so good and while having even worse one - crashed . Same thing happened to me last time - I've just lost control of the tail - it went into slow piro. Last time it was really for a sec (slightly more than half a turn) - but now it didn't stop so I just let it fall in tall grass. Both time it happend after a stall turn. Strange ...

Anyway, I had problem finding it! . Eventually did find it by moving servos left and right and listening intensively... LOL

Aftermath: one link was broken, main gear slightly slipped and... No, that was it! Replaced link, moved motor as much as possible up to main gear and lowered motor's gear bit down (as it was just a 1/2 mm up and main gear was unevenly slipped from top to bottom) and continued flying for another 3-4 batteries! It did produce characteristic sound of slipped main gear while spooling up but in flight everything was pretty normal...

Unfortunately up to the last battery I didn't dare to switch to Idle up and/or do anything more than figures of 8 or circuits. With last battery I did try a stall turn again and let it go in sharp turns but that was pretty much it... Wind didn't help and sky wasn't pleasant to be looked at...
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