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By Nigel on Monday, 26 April 2010 9:19 AM

I haven't flown the mini titan for a while and given the lack of wind, decided to give her a flight.

Nothing special about the flight.  Just basic hovering - left and right side in.  The mini titan is soo twitchy after the trex

Battery #6 took 1630 ma to charge in 77:14 minutes for a 6 minute flight

By Nigel on Monday, 26 April 2010 9:19 AM

Winds had started to increase by the time I got to fly the 'Rex

Lots of circuits with stall and piro stall turns.  Even snuck in a reasonable roll (in forward flight, so would this be a corkscrew or barrel roll??)

I got a video of the flight.  I don't think I had it strapped tight enough as the jello was back. But it is watchable :)

Flight time was 13 minutes.  Max engine temp was 111c

By Nigel on Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:22 AM
Well it looked like it was going to be an ok day when I left home, but the weather deteriorated.  When I got to the field, the other guys were about to head off for a coffee.

After our coffee and chat, the weather had improved slightly, so we decided to have some flights.

I only had the one flight as I didn't enjoy the conditions.  It wasn't so much the wind but the clouds at times were making it hard to determine orientation.  So it was just circuits with hovering and stall turns.

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By Nigel on Sunday, 18 April 2010 12:30 AM
Two wonderful flights down at my parents farm 10 and 6 minutes respectively

Lots of stall turns and circuits.  Even some high altitude passes over my parents house.  The best part was my first roll since the crash back in decembet last year.  This one was in forward flight and was reasonably smooth Yippee :)

I also took a 6 minute video of part of the flight.  I strapped the camera as tight as I could.  This is the best video I have taken so far.  Very watchable :)

I think I...
By Nigel on Saturday, 17 April 2010 10:00 AM
Two nice flights, one with the camera.

I "hard" mounted the camera to the underside of the canopy instead of the 5mm of foam.  This resulted in a much better picture, with a lot less "jello" effect.

The second flight I was unable to getr the camera to work again.  Thankfully just a press of the reset button gets it all good again.

Also on the second flight, the tail had a slight wag.  I will have to keep an eye on it, but once I got up and flying around, the tail settled down.

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By Nigel on Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:28 AM
The weather wasn't the greatest for flying, with lots of storm clouds and winds at one point measuring about 19 kph and very turbulent.  At other times, it was calm enough to fly a 450 sized heli.

I manged to squeeze in two flights of 10 and 14 minutes

In an endeavour to find a good mounting location, I had modified the canopy to allow me to strap the camera to the bottom of it, with a velcro strap running through a couple of slots in the canopy.  This has produced the best video yet,...
By Nigel on Monday, 5 April 2010 5:25 PM

Just a quick flight (hover) out the front of the house to check the vide camera mount.

Unfortunately the video was still suffering from the "jello" effect, so I will have to look at another way of mounting the camera.

Flight time was 5 minutes

By Nigel on Saturday, 3 April 2010 10:26 AM
Isn't it funny how you hand out all week for the weekend so you can go flying, then saturday comes along, you head down to the field and half way through your first flight you don't feel like flying LOL... 

Well that was me today.  Although I think it had a lot to do with the headache and sick feeling I had.

I also spent thursday night and friday morning making a fibreglass camera mount for the Trex (as the lexan mount vibrated to much), then realised when I got to the field that I left the camera at home LOL.

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By Nigel on Friday, 2 April 2010 7:35 PM

Just a quick flight to see how well the camera would work if mounted at the bottom of the canopy - upside down.

It works well, but needs to be strapped down a little tighter.

The wind made it a bit of a handfull to control, but I still managed.

Flight was about 3 minutes.

Battery #6 took 202 ma to charge in 20:08 minutes

 
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