So I'm back!!!
How'd it go you ask? Well... let's just say it's been a while since I've flown to my ability (well, what I thought my ability was anyway
Long story short, I balled it up
! I normally fly in a confined space and never really push my skill much. Further, I have some sh!tty packs that I use to work on basics (good ones as well). Well, I went to a larger place today and was so excited that I had space to fly, that I just went all out (on my sh!tty packs mind you). I knew that this particular pack didn't have that much oomph, but I didn't want to hold back anymore. Anyway, I started doing some hurricanes and was going into a hurricane figure 8. The first circuit was fine, the second circuit, I think I over banked and added collective to compensate (yup, here's where it all started). At this point, the heli is really carving in the air and then it started to bog. My headspeed went from like 3000 to about 2200 in about 2 seconds. At this point, it's carving and falling out the sky and then it carved itself a grave on the ground. One of the blades was even sticking straight up out the ground
! The thing is, I honestly believe that if I was using one of my good packs, I could have just powered through it. Ah well, it didn't bother me too much (it is too beautiful a day to be upset about anything). It was fun while it lasted. It's the first time I've really been able to FLY a heli. Still it's a testament that my skills have regressed a bit, cause this wouldn't have happened to me a few months ago.
As for the interaction, it was MUCH MUCH MUCH better. But there was one problem that remained. In an inverted climbout, it would roll right. Like a significant roll, not slight. I couldn't explain it. I even landed it and checked it out on the ground. At full negative pitch, the swash is still level. My only explanation for this is that one of my servos is not going to the proper position under load. It was perfectly fine upright.
I'm going to go ahead and repair it and do a few tests to find the culprit. I may need to buy a new servo. On a positive note, this gives me an excuse to try those new TP blades!
...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part