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Oct 17, 2019, 03:03 PM
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I didn't really see a lot new on the new one that interests me. There are some of the (old) versions showing up for sale lately. That does interest me!
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Oct 18, 2019, 04:02 PM
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Lots and lots of flying today on several helis. Tomorrow looks really nice too. I already have some stuff charged for early morning. Fall is so nice with cool temps and no bugs.

Edit: Managed to get 17 in total today (Saturday). Whew .. need to rest thumbs and body. Decided I didn't need another post so just added to previous one.


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Shape S8,G700,G500,Shuttle 550,Trex 500 E/EFL Pro,Oxy 3(2),B400(5),450X,360CFX,Fusion 270(2),230S (V1/V2),200S,120S,Nano (CPS/S2),K110/120/130
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Oct 19, 2019, 11:33 PM
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Finally, a great flying day! Made it all the way up into the 60s, sunny, with hardly any wind! Not many of those left up here! Charged-up a few packs for my 300X & flew her around out in front of the house. Flew my 130X, too! Had a blast! Also had some locals ask me about my "drone"...

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Oct 20, 2019, 03:52 PM
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Tons of flights today on my fleet. I spent quite a bit of time tweaking the 450X better. I think it finely has Cyclic/PID goodness. Even had to tinker around with FF gain.

I think I'll put the coming Spirit FBL in one of my Oxy 3's and get rid of the mini VBar. I have so many older used FBL's I could sell already it's ridiculous.



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Shape S8,G700,G500,Shuttle 550,Trex 500 E/EFL Pro,Oxy 3(2),B400(5),450X,360CFX,Fusion 270(2),230S (V1/V2),200S,120S,Nano (CPS/S2),K110/120/130
Oct 20, 2019, 03:56 PM
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Today had to be the absolutely best flying day all year. Perfect weather. I flew a lot. had the 230SV2, the 330X, the 450L, and the 470L. More fun than should be allowed! I really hope everyone else had a great day too. My only mis-hap, was with the 330X. Shortly after take off, I thought I saw something fall off of it. A bit later I saw the horizontal fin bouncing up and down! Well, the falling part was the fin mounting bracket I loosened up to tighten the belt. Of course, I left it loose and didn't catch it before flying. No harm, and I'm only out $4.99 for a new one. For the last couple months that is all that has happened bad! I'm happy! (except for a few scraped tail rotor blades. I have been flying off a gravel area next to a big parking lot at a church. Now I use a walk off mat for a pad. Works great!
Oct 21, 2019, 04:30 PM
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Flew the 450 at lunch, still tuning a bit and it was perfect weather. Shredded the tail belt. I was pretty low and just set it down with no (other) damage.
Oct 31, 2019, 08:11 PM
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Rain and heavy winds today , but thankfully I have my good ole Sim. I’ve been making some progress. I’ve challenged myself to learn to do Turns in reverse , and now I can do giant figure 8 patterns in reverse.


Now I am stretching myself by flying forward 8s inverted .

I saved a bunch of money practicing in the Sim I reckon


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Nov 03, 2019, 09:33 PM
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Flew 8 packs thru the 450 fleet, 2 thru the M2. I loaded up and went to the RC club field, first time I've taken helis out there in decades. As luck would have it, the only other heli flyer in the club was there - didn't bring a heli, thought the meeting was today - so got to talk heli with somebody. His helis are all flybar, but he's FBL curious. Now with maybe 50 self programmed FBL flights under my belt, I'm the club FBL guru

Perfect day, sure nice to get to air the things out instead of flying in the confines of the yard.
Nov 04, 2019, 06:23 PM
Nova Helicopters designer.
^^^^ You just cannot beat getting out to a nice big field to fly....
I flew a quick 3d sortie with my new X360 - got 3 minutes continuous smooth 3d out of the 1300mah 6s with a decent bit still left in the lipo... I reset my timer to 3' 30" and probably gonna fly again later as the weather is gorgeous here..
Nov 28, 2019, 02:00 PM
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A dozen flight so far on Fusion 270 #1, 360CFX, and even a couple on my nitro Shuttle 550. I'll get in a few more but now it's time for food. I made sure to set the scale back last night If I'm not too stuffed after eating I'll put some flights on Oxy 3 #1.
Nov 28, 2019, 03:25 PM
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I'm stuffed, trying to recover.

just doing some slow piros and lazy circuits with the old Century 550. nice low HS on 4S.
Dec 04, 2019, 03:40 PM
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First flight , after many weeks on the ground.


Loops and Rolls
Loops and Rolls (4 min 25 sec)



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Dec 04, 2019, 08:14 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Snailmale7
First flight , after many weeks on the ground.


Loops and Rolls https://youtu.be/OBjnpr69JxY


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Nicely done. It was some great flying . Especially you flipped to inverted and kept it stable without much movement.

Hope you get more chances before end of year.
Dec 05, 2019, 07:38 PM
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Thank you, thank you. Praying for a nice ‘semi-warm’ day to practice again. I need to focus on ‘gentle with the gimbals, , smooth on the cyclic and collective.

The onboard GoPro reveals my hamfisted ways.


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Dec 13, 2019, 03:56 PM
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Thirteen flights today for Friday the 13th. Flew the Fusion 270, Oxy 3 several times and one flight each on my 500,700, and 800. It looks like that will be it for a few more days at least because of weather.


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