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HelicopterMain Discussion › Who keeps tabs on flight time???
06-05-2004 03:55 AM  13 years agoPost 21
Joe P

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Morristown, NJ

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every few months i get somebody to videotape me flying. Over the year and a half that i've flown, you can definitly see the change in smoothness in nose-in, forward flight, etc. It's just a good visual to see what I could and couldn't do a year ago.

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06-05-2004 09:02 AM  13 years agoPost 22
donlynn

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New Zealand

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Gidday

I log the first 200 flights on a new machine

tally scratches on my flight box, hole for a glow plug X for a stack

Helps me l;earn the trend so I know what usual is.

Regards Don

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06-05-2004 10:46 AM  13 years agoPost 23
cjw

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Ever since I took my training gear off, I kept a flight log for each of my birds.

http://www.cjwoods.com/Flight_logs.htm

I simply record the info into flight log and then cut and paste to my web page. Flight log also keeps a track of flight times and fuel.

So far:

10.27 Hours on the Caliber, 3.78 gallons
18.37 hours on the Fury, 14.06 gallons
6.60 hours on the Raptor, 2.49 galons

I find it useful for seeing my progress (or lack - boy this hobby requires patience, for me at least) and what maintenance was needed and when.

Cheers

Clive

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06-05-2004 03:34 PM  13 years agoPost 24
jimmyhua

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Gee

All I do is not throw away any of the empty fuel jugs.

At the end of the year or whenever, I can count the number of empty fuel jugs I have laying around in the house and know how much fuel I have burned.

Jimmy

“No, try not! Do or do not, there is no try.”

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06-06-2004 05:32 AM  13 years agoPost 25
Mark C

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Houston, TX - USA

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Flight Time

Most upper end radios such as JR 8103 and 10X record hours on per model. I'm sure Futballas do the same.

There is some of that time spent on set up and non-flying time. But when the meter is approaching 100 hours you gotta figure that there is 90 of it airborne.

Accroding to my 8103

Rappy 50 #1 - 96 hours.
Rappy 50 #2 - 87 hours.
Rappy 39 - 91 hours.
Voyager 50 - 23 hours
Freya 70 - 36 hours.

All in just a little over 14 months of flying.

I'm definately gonna take the training gear off soon.

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06-06-2004 02:43 PM  13 years agoPost 26
rcnuts

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Millersville, Penna

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I keep an informal log on all heli flights. I started doing this to establish "crash ratios". Sounds horrible, but I need to know.
Harris,

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06-06-2004 03:15 PM  13 years agoPost 27
LCHelilover

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Lake Charles, LA

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I keep a database on my PDA - it's very easy to set up a database to track flight number/time, modifications, mainteneance, etc. Since my phone is my PDA, I always have it with me and I enter the data after each flight. It's backed up to my computer every time I sync up the PDA (daily) and I can filter reports for any variable I want. I use "Smartlist" for this, but there are several good PDA databases available.

G

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