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By Nigel on Sunday, 25 May 2008 7:12 PM
Another 2 flights today.

I went down to have a fly with the guys from SA R/C Helicopter Club (for their website click HERE), who fly at one of the ovals by Adelaide High School on west terrace.

Weather was beautiful.  Slight westerly breeze, bit of cloud cover, temp probably high teens/low 20's.

Just the same old stuff... basic hovering.  Although most of the time the heli was about 3-4 metres off the ground and about 20metres in front of me.

I had the training gear...
By Nigel on Friday, 23 May 2008 6:34 PM
Well another day another flight...

Just the usual, practicing left and right side in hovering.  I also did some 3-4 metre high hovering, just to try and get used to the perspective of looking up at the heli.

Only managed 7 1/2 minutes flight time before the "hunting" started.  The heli was about 2 metres off the ground when it started too  

For some strange reason,...
By Nigel on Monday, 19 May 2008 12:31 AM
I got another battery this week.  A Dualsky 2200Mah 11.1V LiPo rated at 25C, so this flight is the first flight with the new battery.

The difference was very noticible.  I managed 8 1/2 minutes of flight time in a moderate wind.  I had to do some adjustment as the tracking was off.  It took a bit of adjustment to get it close, but it is still not spot on.  at 75% throttle it is very close, but when i go to 90% it was out quite a lot.

The pack was spent hovering and battling the wind,...
By Nigel on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 5:36 PM
Yes you read it right...  4 flights.  Actually over 2 evenings, but definately been good practice.

Each flight I was getting about 8 minutes of hovering.  Just lots of practice with left and right side in.  I am more comfortable with right side in, but left side in is getting better.

Probably about half the flight time was spent on my "ST-1" setting which is running 90% on the throttle curve, where as normal mode is 75%.  There are some minor pitch curve differences, but otherwise they...
By Nigel on Saturday, 3 May 2008 6:38 PM
Finally got a spare 15minutes to get another flight in.  It was about 5:30pm, so just getting dark, but light enough to still be able to see the heli.  Perfect conditions... Not a breath of wind

An 8 minute flight before the battery started to show signs of running out of steam.  Nothing exciting, just spent hovering around with a bit of left and right side in as well (not...
 
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