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27.03.14

Posted 03-27-2014 at 07:57 AM by nickyd
Updated 03-27-2014 at 03:13 PM by nickyd

Test Flight: GPS soft deck 10m.
works well upright and inverted although still seems lower altitude bailing when inverted.

Now set to Rescue Now mode for next flight.
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Heli-Log 3:23:13

Posted 03-23-2014 at 06:54 PM by rcnut

Special addition!

I received a phone call from Dan wanting me to test fly their team project airplane. Yep...once again The Northen ILLinois University (NIU) Engineering students built another experimental aircraft. This year they decided to go with an electric motor and a simple aircraft design. They modeled it after the Sig Cadet, but is looks more like a C130 transport. There building skills are improving and I gave them thumbs up for their design and improved building technique....
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Heli-Log 3:21:2014

Posted 03-21-2014 at 10:08 AM by rcnut

Can you believe this?...this month is almost over! Ten more days!

Agile 7.2 As it turned out, it was a good thing Bob called as I forgot about finding a place to mount the LiPo battery for the electronics. I tried to mount the LiPo pack up front, like the manual shows, but the pack is too long and the canopy hangs up on it. There is a plate at the rear under the boom that is an alternative location, so I installed it there. I had to remove the plate to remove the coating on the plate…so...
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20.3.14

Posted 03-20-2014 at 09:11 AM by nickyd
Updated 03-25-2014 at 10:03 AM by nickyd

Main shaft swapped for used but good one.
Leave feather shaft as is.
set to vibe logging..
Tail vibe =2.3 with no mains.
Fit used but good tail slider: still 2.3 tail freq vib
1.3 tail vibe with no tail blades .
fit new boom. still 1.3 as above

Cntr DS95 faulty: spinning: pot had come loose. glue into place with j-b weld:all ok.

blades track at zero derees zero stick.

auto beeper fitted to dx7.

spool up on towel...
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3rd gps test flight

Posted 03-20-2014 at 12:12 AM by nickyd

hard deck- 8m

works fine in upright flight.

try inverted and no rescue....crash
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