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02-11-2006 11:28 AM  12 years agoPost 261
Chris Lupa

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Cheers Dokey anyway! Yeah, I'm goin out now

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02-11-2006 12:04 PM  12 years agoPost 262
bagobitz

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just been snowing here,(very briefly)....too bloody cold.
Yesterday,of course,was perfect -'cos I couldn't get out
back to G3 in the warm


Saddleworth, where men are men and sheep are worried.

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02-12-2006 09:40 AM  12 years agoPost 263
Yug

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Drat, drat and double drat. It was a fabulous day yesterday but couldn't fly cos of my sons birthday party. I didn't even sneek off for a quickie.
Wake up this morning ready to rock 'n roll, and it's pissing down. Bummer. I'll bet you lot had some good flying yesterday.

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02-12-2006 09:50 AM  12 years agoPost 264
Patriot

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Sorry to rub it in Guy but I had a fantastic day flying yesterday, but families do come first. Looks like a feet up and relax day. Keep smiling.

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02-12-2006 09:53 AM  12 years agoPost 265
DOKEY

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Was the best days flying I have had in ages yesterday so arranged last night to go again today and now look at the weather
Atleast I got a days flying in though

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02-12-2006 09:59 AM  12 years agoPost 266
Yug

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I am pleased you all had a great time yesterday -
Lets hope for some lunchtime opportunities this week as next weekend is also out of bounds as my wife is away . Perhaps I'll order up bits for my Trex and get it back together.

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02-12-2006 01:13 PM  12 years agoPost 267
robhurlin

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Guy, you will just have to get a Piccolo or smaller to fly in your shed
We had a lot of rain yesterday - not sure if anyone got any flying in. I was driving on the highway at 3pm at 60km/h with visibility down to 20m at times. Today has been cloudy and windy but no rain - couldn't go flying thanks to getting mild flu from yesterday's crazy weather!
A whole suburb near Johannesburg International Airport had to be evacuated due to flooding - I've never heard of that happening near here before.

Rob.

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02-12-2006 01:35 PM  12 years agoPost 268
Silvashadow

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Guy, Like yourself I couldn't get out yesterday for the good weather. Today its light winds with ligth rain here in Kent.

Mind you I did get a days flying on Friday so cant really complain

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02-12-2006 02:12 PM  12 years agoPost 269
SkateFreak

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Hey, Robhurlin... any idea how extensive the flooding was?
I was born and grew up near jo-burg... sounds very perculiar tho lol.

On a tangent, GuyMartin....
When i get my R30v2 back together i plan to "waterproof" it haha.
Would you be up for joining me in this venture?
I think vasoline might do for all the nuts and bolts on the heli, not terribly sure about the head though...

Plenty'o grease over all bearings/bushes etc...

Waterproof all the radio gear with baloons and such...

Anyone want to place their bets on how long this heli might live

-Jvr

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02-12-2006 02:16 PM  12 years agoPost 270
Yug

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A Piccolo they're crap. I don't mind having loads extra sim time at the moment because I'm having mental problems with clockwise pirouetting circuits which I simply must get dialled into so I don't have to think about it anymore. I did some nice piro 8s on friday, but the clockwise bit is still rather shakey. Funny thing is it's easier inverted than right side up. I have this general mental block in turning right - I also found exactly the same thing when skating - my mums the same !
Rob - you're really suffering aren't you. best wishes.

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02-12-2006 03:11 PM  12 years agoPost 271
Yug

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SkateFreak - I'm middle aged old git and don't like getting wet I tend not to go flying if it is raining, but if it starts raining while I'm flying, then thats tough luck. I really don't think it's worth bothering with waterproofing a heli as it makes it much harder to clean and let's face it, its a nitro so you've got plenty of water repellent oil all over the place anyway. I certainly wouldn't use vasoline on the heli, for one, it's petroleum based which ain't good for plastics and 2nd, It will hold dirt particles. That's why I use Triflow as it allows dirt particles to be thrown off. I also can't imagine how messy it would be cleaning up a heli couvered in vasoline. YAK What I do do in wet conditions, is spray WD40 onto bearings.
The bit that is most vulnerable to rain is the Tx - I use a Radiowarm. But there's also yourself to consider. What you need is a completely transparent tent with a heater and stove. Snug as a bug in a Rug

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02-12-2006 04:20 PM  12 years agoPost 272
Red9301

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Damn the BBC! All week the website has been saying cloudy, 7mph winds for sunday, so ive been planning to finally take my 50 out this morning. woke up and guess what? Heavy rain in High Wycombe. Bah.

Still, ive had plenty of time to get the bird set up just right. Its bang on the button at the moment and i'm well pleased with every section of it - the best setup i have ever achieved. But its sat there, fully charged up, grinning at me in a taunting manner as i peer through the rain soaked window.

Ho Humm, maybe next weekend...

Making crashing an art form...

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02-12-2006 04:54 PM  12 years agoPost 273
Yug

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02-12-2006 05:35 PM  12 years agoPost 274
heliflight

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rain all day in the midlands today, got a little hover in in the garden with the rex,.... thats about it though.....any good jobs going in the states....

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02-12-2006 07:02 PM  12 years agoPost 275
robhurlin

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Guy, I had an early version of the Picollo (fixed pitch) which I bought mid 2000. I sold it 2 years later. It was OK for hovering and cruising around indoors but was a PITA outdoors in any kind of wind - and I mean ANY wind seemed too much to make flying outdoors worthwhile. That's why I am only considering a T-Rex for an electric heli. The new CP Hummingbird seems to be OK for flying indoors and outdoors but clearly one needs gym size indoor space for enjoyment. I did try flying the Picollo in the house but it was a bit hectic! I guess once one is into 3D flying anything else is a yawn and then one would prefer to have a T-Rex or similar! Anyway, thanks for your concern - I will go flying one afternoon early this week when the flu is conquered.

SkateFreak - the evacuation due to flooding near JHB was very localised in the Atlasville area, probably near those marshes. Which club did you fly at in SA? The rain this year is very unusual - everyone is talking about it. Since mid November we have only seen the sun on a few occasions - wierd!

Rob.

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02-12-2006 11:20 PM  12 years agoPost 276
Yug

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Rob - my very first heli was a Piccolo. I well remember thrashing round the living room trying to tame the blasted thing Then realised helis were hard, tons of sim time followed, than an R30, became certified addict, R50, XeroG, R90 etc etc. My latest was the TrexSE which I was (& still am) gobsmacked at its performance in the wind. Bloody hell, it even does tic tocs and chaos. The idea of the Trex was to have something to take on holiday. Unfortunately, it's undergoing major surgery after it stopped responding when coming out of an enormous loop. Much of it shattered on impact but at least it wasn't a dumb thumb.

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02-13-2006 04:48 AM  12 years agoPost 277
robhurlin

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Did you ever find out if it was a failure of the Rx or servo gears stripping on elevator Do you have to replace any of the blue metal parts?? Bummer. I trust you will be up and flying soon! I am really looking forward to building mine - probably start the project around mid year.

Rob.

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02-13-2006 08:49 AM  12 years agoPost 278
Yug

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Since the crash a few weeks ago, I haven't had the heart to do anything about it but last night I stripped it and ordered a new set of parts. Once I have a heli again, i'll then checkout the electrics. I'm pretty sure the servo gears stripped on impact as all 3 servos were stripped and have discovered that the carbonite gears of the HS56s do tend to strip easily on an impact. we'll see. The only metal parts that need replacing apart from bearings, is the boom and aluminium battery mount thingy. I've not managed to find a replacement for that yet - one of todays phone jobs.

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02-15-2006 02:20 PM  12 years agoPost 279
Yug

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Jumping fenangerpants, I've just got back from my lunchtime fly and the winds were gusting upto 50mph. Things were a bit twitchy to say the least plus the added problem of the eddy currents behind the trees. The poor old tail had to work a bit harder than usual .
Biggest problem - my eyes were streaming so I gave up after 3 flights.
Back to work now

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02-15-2006 04:25 PM  12 years agoPost 280
Chris Lupa

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Guy
Windy stuff - 50mph???
Wanted to go flying yesterday, but I am awaiting just one part of my 90 (and I much prefer to fly with my 90 rather than my 50)

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