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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:24 AM
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Rc flying jetski flight number two.. (2 min 46 sec)


i flew my dollar tree foam board scratch built stand up jetski lol
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 09:39 AM
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@Zen - I'm very curious to hear if you're going to find them anyhow different than those you already have!
Hi Clicky— I've been having a bit of a time setting up the Quark gyro. For whatever reason it has been pushing the pitch slider too far during corrections, so that a basic hover is an exercise in almost-crashing. I might have gotten it nailed last night and will try to fly again this morning.

f.a.r.m.e.r— that is an absolutely beautiful flying area on a beautiful day. I see that you too are not immune to the charms of fixed wing flight....
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 09:57 AM
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i flew my dollar tree foam board scratch built stand up jetski lol
Even sounds like a jetski - but imagine flying a full size version!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Got new batteries and wanted to try if non-bullet blades are stable enough and used it for practising pirouettes...

nano pirouettes training... (2 min 31 sec)


It is quite tough in such a small area...
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:30 AM
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I flew my 120SR today 2 packs in a little wind which proved challenging however no serious crashes..Happy flying
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 02:06 PM
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i flew my dollar tree foam board scratch built stand up jetski lol
That's cool!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:24 PM
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Well, almost kind of a nasty day, despite the clear sky and bright light. Gusting wind that changed directions and cold to boot. I flew the belt driven 450 SE and my buddy flew his Genius CP and almost lost it a few times. I told him there was too much wind for the little micro....

I left the 500 on the ground because flying today was all work and no fun.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 12:46 AM
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Windy as anything here in Tassie too. But we flew at the club yesterday, you just have to keep moving. The down wind passes were blindingly fast!

Also managed a few flips, much more natural now, not overthinking it and freeking out.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:45 PM
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Flew my Airwolf 450 this morning, put the second battery in, and on take off a servo arm broke and one of the blades took out the canopy

I was even doing a video of the whole thing and when I went to download it I saw that I had shut the camera off, what a morning

But , I'll say its my first crash due to mechanical failure instead of me plowing dirt
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:27 PM
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I did fly helicopter(s) today because of a plane! Got out for 30 minutes with my new sbach (UMX) and got very cold and because of having a cold, too, decided not to go out to the field to fly helicopters afterwards.

Now I have to wait another 6 days to see if I am going to get a chance...
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 03:32 PM
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Just back from 4 packs night-flying on my 450.
Did my first nose-in sideways loops. Nice little milestone for me.

Im getting a nice amount of flights out on the evenings the last weeks. sometimes 10 packs. This week i perfected hovering in all 8 orientations (also in wind) and compensating with the rotordisk tilt to counteract the tailrotorthrust before it starts drifting away from its spot.

Next up is perfecting backward flight (long due) and start again working on forward inverted flight. Its the basics i want to master before i continue my half-piroflip practice. I really want to be super confident in my orientations before i start all the crazy stirring stuff. I just know there will be no way back when i start doing it.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 12:14 AM
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Hi guys flew today it was sunny and wind gust to 35mph Southern Wv....Flew my Habu,Styker and 2 Raptor helis......
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:35 PM
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down here at Pax River Naval Air Station for work and I decided to drive and brought a few helis. I left the site and dropped by the skeet range to fly my helis. Right next door is the final approach to the runway. I flew 3 paks in my 130X, 1 in my mCPx (it has problems ), and one in my EXI450Pro which made a terrible squeal when I did a flip It was soooooo cool to fly with T-38s, a seahawk, EC-135, P-3, S-3, and a couple of F/A-18s doing crash and dashes in the background.....OMG I would love to hang here. Later I went out with the wife exploring the local area and flew the 130X near a historical Church/graveyard and I flew one more pak in the 130X....it was much smaller field and I flew into tree branches.....but came out the other side still flying

It sure is nice to not have any snow and is above 30degF....with awsome planes and helis EVERYWHERE
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:19 PM
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bit windy today, but I made myself do inverted hovering practice - my belated new years resolution is no more yank and bank, practice in every flight!
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Sounds like good weather abounded. It was definitely flyable hereabouts so I got two short sessions in, morning and afternoon. In the morning the Turkish boys flew their FPV Octo-copter camera ship and let me work the camera during one flight. Cool! They also flew a Bixler FPV plane with advanced camera stabilization.

I am getting better at inverted orientations and threw the 450 SE around. No one crashed!
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