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My General thoughts and musings
By Nigel on Saturday, 25 September 2010 9:52 AM
Wasn't too bad of a morning for flying.  It was cool, but not bitterly cold like it has been.

The flights were the usual moves...  Flips, rolls, loops, piros and piro stall turns.

I replaced the glow plug after the first flight after the heli hiccupped.  The element wasn't too bad (will do as an emergency plug) with the first element being slightly black.  Also looked like there was some gunk on the plug.

I also leaned off the main needle by about an hour after the first flight. ...
By Nigel on Saturday, 18 September 2010 9:30 AM

Was a strange flight this morning.  The winds were coming from the south, which was quite hard to get used to, given that they normally have been from the north.

I was struggling with the wind to perform the moves smoothly, but still managed to do them.  Just loops, rolls, flips and stall turns.

The stall turns were the hardest as the wind was pushing the heli.

I still enjoyed the flight though.

Flight lasted 10 minutes with max engine temp of 84

By Nigel on Sunday, 12 September 2010 10:19 AM

Nothing new with these flights.  Just loops, flips, piros etc.

Flights were 11 and 11 minutes, with engine temps of 101 and 113

(I should have logged the flight details before I really forgot them lol)

By Nigel on Saturday, 11 September 2010 9:11 AM
Not sure what I did as I didn't write it down lol.

Flight times were 10 and 12 minutes with max engine temps of 101 and 111
By Nigel on Friday, 10 September 2010 3:30 PM
Another flight to test ESC settings.  It also happens to be the 200th flight with the mini titan :)

The following ESC settings were used: 1-2 - Standard lipo cut-off 2-1 - Auto Motor timing 3-1 - No Brake 4-2 - Standard throttle response 5-3 - Heli mode No Governor

The motor and battery felt a little cooler than with the standard timing

Flight was just some small pitch pumps, a few piros and the rest hovering around

Battery #7 took 1555 ma to charge in 78:35minutes...
By Nigel on Thursday, 9 September 2010 5:36 PM
Nice conditions for a flight. 

This flight was more to test the changes made to the ESC configuration.

Motor timing was changed from Auto to standard

The following ESC settings were used: 1-2 - Standard lipo cut-off 2-3 - Standard Motor timing 3-1 - No Brake 4-2 - Standard throttle response 5-3 - Heli mode No Governor

Other than the motor and battery coming down warmer than usual, I could not see or feel any difference between the motor timings.

Flight lasted...
By Nigel on Sunday, 5 September 2010 10:34 AM
It still wasn't the greatest weather for flying, but way better than Saturday.

I had reset up the Align 3G unit to see if that would fix the piro issue from the weekend before (after configuring for the JR DSX9LE and RD911 rx a few weeks before)

I also discovered in the setup that the CG of the heli seemed very much towards the nose, yet all I had changed was the RX from an AR7000 to the above mentioned RD911 (which according to spcs was only about 10 grams heavier).  As part of the...
By Nigel on Sunday, 29 August 2010 8:42 AM
Wasn't a bad day for flying.  Not as nice as the weather in Bundaberg, but still nice.  About 13 degrees and a bit of wind and clouds that were blown away mid morning.

The flights consisted of the usual stuff... piros, forwards and back flips, loops, stall turns etc.

I barely had enough fuel on the first flight, with only about 2-3mm in the bottom of the header tank after the 10 minutes.  The second flight was better with about 3/4 of the header tank.  I leaned off the main needle by...
By Nigel on Thursday, 19 August 2010 7:30 PM
I am currently on holidays in Bundaberg visiting my youngest son and his mum and sister :).

The weather has been wonderful.  I left cold, wet and dreary conditions (15 max during the day) to end up with temps in the mid to high 20's :)

We found a nice park that had a nice playground and reasonably large park.  Unfortunately there were several trees around restricting the space for flying :(  But... thankfully the trees and the mini-titan came out unscathed.

The wind was creating...
By Nigel on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 5:37 PM

This was a nice little flight to see how well I had configured the DSX9 radio.

The heli flew nicely with just some trim changes required.

The radio, although heavier than the DX7 feels very nice to hold and the stick movement is nice and smooth as well.

Battery #6 took 1588 ma to charge in 71:21 minutes for a 7 minute flight

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