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20-06-14

Posted 06-20-2014 at 06:41 AM by nickyd

A couple of flights a week recently.

Improving control when inverted but still only in a straight line with occasional rudder and elevator inputs.

Rpm at 2800.

Thinking of going to 2600, 2800, 3000 as per absolute limits according to headspeed M. Mels calc
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Heli-Log 6:19:14

Posted 06-19-2014 at 12:07 PM by rcnut

Ok… Here we go!

13. I received the throttle servo from Heliproz. Installed and set it up, so that’s done. I found a Futaba GV-1 for sale and bought that. It should be in the mail…I hope.

14. I made the power wires for the LiPo and the receiver. I needed to extend the LiPo power to the rear. I had an extra package of battery wire just for this purpose. I soldered an EC3 on one end and a Dean’s on the other. I made 3 extension wires to go from Dean’s to JR. I placed...
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Heli-Log 6:13:14

Posted 06-13-2014 at 04:07 PM by rcnut
Updated 06-17-2014 at 08:21 AM by rcnut

Couple of more days...and this month will be half over! Not to mention, IRCHA is right around the corner!!!

My Goblin Gasser build continued...

10. Programming the cyclic servos! I've done this many times and this time I programmed the servos and Beast X receiver on my workbench versus on the heli...weird! But it worked and the servos are centered. So now the swashplate is nicely centered, then I installed the rotor head and connected the washout arms...hmm, those arms...
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Heli-Log 6:9:2014

Posted 06-09-2014 at 02:01 PM by rcnut

Here we are in June. And summer is almost here, soon, the day's will start getting shorter! Yuck!!!

I’ve been working with Mark trying to overcome some of his fears with orientations. He’s been doing better with counter clockwise circles, but has problems with clockwise. It wasn’t until this last weekend that Mark finally “plowed” through his right hand turns (clockwise). Mark wanted to try a loop, but before he could do that, he needed to enter the loop straight with a little speed…at...
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RC Freak Episode 70: Fun Fly Season

Posted 06-01-2014 at 03:35 PM by Dicey

Hi guys! Have another episode for you here. It is just Gus and I this week talking about some new and recent fun flies. Richard will be back next episode. Without further ado, check iTunes or get it right here: http://www.rcfreakpodcast.com/Episod...isode%2070.mp3
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