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Posted by Philbruce | Apr 29, 2017 @ 01:29 PM | 3,910 Views
Dont believe in half measures .....in england we say " in for a penny , in for a pound
Seems to work
Posted by Philbruce | Apr 22, 2017 @ 10:25 AM | 3,358 Views
Hello out there .....is the answer still " 42 "


Posted by Philbruce | Apr 22, 2017 @ 10:18 AM | 3,348 Views
This is a complete record of its thoughts from the moment the pilot lost control till the moment it ended lost in the dark jungle

Ah Ö ! Whatís happening? it thought.

Er, excuse me, what am I?

Hello?

Why am I here? Whatís my purpose in life?

What do I mean by who am I?

Calm down, get a grip now Ö oh! this is an interesting sensation, what is it? Itís a sort of Ö yawning, tingling sensation in my Ö my Ö well I suppose Iíd better start finding names for things if I want to make any headway in what for the sake of what I shall call an argument I shall call the world, so letís call it my servo.

Good. Ooooh, itís getting quite strong. And hey, whatís about this whistling roaring sound going past what Iím suddenly going to call my canopy? Perhaps I can call that Ö wind! Is that a good name? Itíll do Ö perhaps I can find a better name for it later when Iíve found out what itís for. It must be something very important because there certainly seems to be a hell of a lot of it. Hey! Whatís this thing? This Ö letís call it a tail Ė yeah, tail. Hey! I can can really thrash it about pretty good canít I? Wow! Wow! That feels great! Doesnít seem to achieve very much but Iíll probably find out what itís for later on. Now Ė have I built up any coherent picture of things yet?

No.

Never mind, hey, this is really exciting, so much to find out about, so much to look forward to, Iím quite dizzy with anticipation Ö

Or is it the wind?

There really is a lot of that now isnít it?

And wow! Hey! Whatís this thing suddenly coming towards me very fast? Very very fast. So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like Ö ow Ö ound Ö round Ö ground! Thatís it! Thatís a good name Ė ground!

I wonder if it will be friends with me?

R.I.P.
Posted by Philbruce | Apr 22, 2017 @ 04:16 AM | 3,242 Views
Have to say i really like the tx thats with the rtf
Added a timer on velcro and now found a balance bar to enable clipping on a nice soft (ex Nikon ) foam neck strap
Posted by Philbruce | Apr 20, 2017 @ 08:58 AM | 3,759 Views
renovation (another !!!) for no.1 xk k110
Its been on the repair shelf .....loss of no.2 puts it back in the air ( nervous to risk a new bnf on early 3d attempts )
Repairs to frame ,new servos,new carbon shaft and bearings ( wow the old bearings were so graunchy!!). Cleaned up the canopy an re-taped the cracks.,120 tail blade , CA glue and tape on tailshaft,.. used 977 blades till i get it settled , half hour making sure swash was level without tx on and then with tx on , ...pitch level at midstick
And crucially injected new life into the heli...well syringe to apply synthetic lube. 😁Now lets try a little 3🙃😨🙃😬🙃😰D
#1909. P 128 on xk 110
Posted by Philbruce | Apr 20, 2017 @ 08:53 AM | 3,721 Views
optimism.....but not a lot !!
Mikroll ....wow 139 days perched up a tree . Checkout whether theres a nest , maybe some babies !!.......but nice find !!
Halicopter .....I spent 2 hours after dusk still searching ...thought i might hear a servo click or see the led blink , even had some help from the security guard .....de nada!. I started again this morning at 7am .limiting factors . I have absolutely no idea where in about 150 sq m it fell . The whole area is a micro impenetrable tropical jungle i the centre of Bangkok. .and this morning 34 įc and 85% humidity made 4 hours seem like a visit to hell.😌😈
Mikroll..youre right ... I've rolled out box 3 ...new bnf😁..........in the back ...backup for now .
Lost no.2 , taken no1 back of the "work in progress" repair shelf . Clean repair and upgrade . Then sacrifice to the 3D gods


Not easy to search last night......spent another half hour
Posted by Philbruce | Apr 19, 2017 @ 09:39 AM | 3,827 Views
Lost ..... but not forgotten

Is their a club for this ...eulogy to the departed Xk

Sunset ....wind blew ...useless pilot flew ,
Heli rose .....there she goes......
And then there were two ...
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( Well , 3 left actually ....but it didnt rhyme )

Had such a good afternoon at the mall ...flew a straight 7 batteries in the 110 ...3d ...no crashez thanks to some inspiration and good tips ftom Bird Barber ,Halicopter and kiwi_ craig .
Really started to get the hang of basic 3d flight and got some slow fig 8's.in . Kissed the floor a few times but kept up

Pride takes a fall
Been avoiding the outdoor car park ..strong wind ...but saved a few batteries so i could report success even in the wind .....even tho it was late and sun was setting ....oops !
One minute into first flight ...big gust Heli rose majestically ...over my shoulder , down wind, into the dying light . Unfortunately also into 4ft dying prickly bushes haha .
Next !!!!
I left a marker to help me look tomorrow
Posted by Philbruce | Apr 18, 2017 @ 08:23 PM | 3,623 Views
Learning to Fly

Into the distance a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast how
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?

Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue tied and twisted just an earth bound misfit, I

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings I thought I thought of everything
No navigator to find my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone

A soul in tension that's learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I
Posted by Philbruce | Apr 18, 2017 @ 02:26 AM | 3,899 Views
Stuck not being able to run ...got hooked on rc ..( again ...although havent done any for 35 years !!)
911 starter....then got addicted again
Now got 2 ...911,. 4...K110,. And lots of spares
Lucky to have found tiny ,cheap shop in Bangkok to buy batteries and spares . Before that ...Tom Top, Singapore shop( expensive )...and Bangood .