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02-07-2006 01:48 AM  12 years agoPost 1
jetgirl

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Just curious of any of you keep a flight log or a flight journal. If you do what do you put in it? I was talking with a friend last night who asked me if I was keeping a flight log. I said no, and they dropped off a composition book and said I should and now I have no choice.

So, now that I have the book, what do I put in it? Everytime I fly? I am building my own Trex, should I put the date I build and what I do?

Looking for ideas and suggestions.

Thanks!

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02-07-2006 01:53 AM  12 years agoPost 2
efliernz

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Any trim changes, problems, damage...
I run a log of my lipoly battery useage times. Then it ia easy to pick up trends of decreasing performance.

Pete, Trex500, Trex600E, Streched 600, DSX9, DX7, Low-volt alarms - check the gallery for my alarms

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02-07-2006 01:56 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Helifool

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Rochester New York

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I dont really log flights anymore but I was doing it when everything was new and I was having some balancing issues and I was measuring stuff after every flight.

This is what I had in it.

Date
Pack
Flight time
Starting Voltage
End Voltage
Balance
Cell1 (black to white)
Cell2 (white to blue)
Cell3 (blue to orange)
Cell4 (orange to yellow)
Motor Temp (Neu 1107/2.5y)
Battery Temp (TP 2100 4s Prolite)
ESC Temp (kontronik 40-6-18)
Other Comments

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02-07-2006 02:04 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Harv

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Saskatchewan

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I keep a flight log on my Palm Pilot using Smartlist to Go. Nothing fancy, just the basics as can be seen in the screenshots.

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02-07-2006 02:13 AM  12 years agoPost 5
N111KX

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Atlanta, GA USA

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Here's mine from a new T Rex. I keep a log for all models. Pretty simple. I can see how long parts and batteries last...
Kip


Jan 06
29th 1(001) 4 min (0+04) Street, very smooth, gyro adj only!
30th 1(002) 6 min (0+10) Phoenix Park, 1st inverted, scary move
Feb 06
1st 5(007)25 min (0+35) ATL RC, lots of inverted and loops
3rd 2(009)14 min (0+49) Park, pushovers to inverted

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02-07-2006 03:04 AM  12 years agoPost 6
AV8TOR

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Fort Worth, TX

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I track my flights and flight times along with battery information such as the voltage the battery was discharged to and the amount of charges.

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02-07-2006 03:49 AM  12 years agoPost 7
jack726

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Cerritos California

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Do you have Excel? I use an Excel to log everything. If you want it I will send it to you.

Jack

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02-07-2006 04:34 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Cromer

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Germantown, NY

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I use a shareware program called flightlog. You can keep track of all your planes,accesories,parts,radios,batteries,fuel pretty much anything you can think of. When I go flying I keep a daily record on my Palm Pilot then transfer the info to Flightlog when I get a chance at home.

Phil

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02-07-2006 12:58 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Rickenbacker

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Örebro, Närke - Sweden

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Probably a good idea, at least for battery life purposes. I can't be bothered though, even though I'm religious about my flight log when I fly full scale.

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02-07-2006 01:03 PM  12 years agoPost 10
z11355

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New England

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way too much for me.

I keep a small memo book and just keep........

# of flights per machine that day
date & location
any adjustments/changes made to machine or tx settings
any maint. items done or required to be performed
any interesting new flight moves or weather conditions


if I cycle a battery at home, I note the numbers in the
book too.

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02-07-2006 11:39 PM  12 years agoPost 11
jetgirl

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Rockledge, florida, usa

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jack726 - yes I have a PC and I have Excel, I would be interested in the flight log you have on Excel!

Wow, great ideas guys! Can't wait to start adding more to my book!

Did any of you document the build of your machine in a log?

Thanks!!!

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02-08-2006 12:19 AM  12 years agoPost 12
martinic

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NB, Canada

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See http://calvinmartini.homeunix.org/index.php?blog=5 - Mine's a little bit of overkill, but I like detail. I just used a blog software package - BVO Evolution. I like a web based product because it let's me access it from anywhere and lets me share (if anyone is interested).

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02-08-2006 01:13 AM  12 years agoPost 13
leslie

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Hollis, NH - USA

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Hi All,

Because I'm an anal engineer, I have build logs of all by projects. My current project is a belt drive fp hummingbird.

I keep logs, because I can't remember what I had for dinner last night but as I get asked questions, I can go back and check.

I would be interested in the excel spreadsheets as well. I've just started to gin up my own, but other input is great!!

Cheers,
Leslie

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02-08-2006 02:26 AM  12 years agoPost 14
axis

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Lone Star State, USA

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I too would love to have a copy of the excel flightlog if I may. I can run it on my PDA.. I have Windows Mobile.. If you would be so kind as to email it to wesbrown@outfrontframes.com please.. THANKS!!

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02-08-2006 04:08 AM  12 years agoPost 15
Edge

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Indianapolis, IN

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Flight log? Might be good for those not married! I don't need records laying around which document the money I spend on this hobby.

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02-08-2006 07:31 AM  12 years agoPost 16
Tioli

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Kona, Hawaii

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Some flight log programs and pitch/throttle curve programs are on http://www.tioli.biz

Follow the links to helicopters on the Flying on the Big Island page...

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02-11-2006 01:49 AM  12 years agoPost 17
jetgirl

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Rockledge, florida, usa

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sweet!

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02-11-2006 01:51 AM  12 years agoPost 18
bkervaski

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Birmingham, AL, USA

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My flight log is my checkbook.

Team Synergy Factory Specialist / Scorpion / Thunder Power / Byron's Fuels

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