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The trials and tribulations of flying my Thunder Tiger Mini Titan E325
By Nigel on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 8:25 PM

This was Jordon's second flight and the first using the buddy box system.  Took him a bit to get his eye in, but near the end of the flight he was getting the hang of it.

Battery #7 took 1736ma to charge in 66minutes for an 8 minute flight

By Nigel on Monday, 27 December 2010 7:19 PM

Just a quick hover in the front yard to see how the settings changed the heli.

I have upped the throttle curve for st1 and st2 to try and improve the climb out.  I also changed the pitch curve for st1 to 0-50-100 (was 30-50-100).  There was an improvement, but it was hard to really tell in the gusty winds

Battery #7 took 821ma to charge in 33:18 minutes for a 4 minute flight

By Nigel on Thursday, 16 December 2010 9:42 PM
First time flying at Etsa park and it was quite eye opening and intimidating with planes tearing around doing circuits having to avoid a couple of micro helis, whilst the bulk of the helis (blade 400s and smaller) were down the "dark side" of the stadium.

A couple of nice flights with the mini-titan.  Just lots of hovering (as i didn't feel comfortable venturing out to do circuits with the planes buzzing around).  It did allow me to fine tune the pitch curve for Jordon to learn with (dull it down around mid stick) and also to practice my nose in hovering.

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By Nigel on Saturday, 4 December 2010 9:06 AM

Congratulations Jordon on your first flight :)  Well done

This was Jordon's first flight.  He was only in control of the elevator and rudder, but he did very well hovering over the pad.

Battery #7 took 966ma to charge in 39:58 minutes for a 6 minute flight.

By Nigel on Friday, 3 December 2010 4:30 PM
Just wanted to sneak in a flight before flying tomorrow.

It was quite warm so only kept the flight short.  The temp of the battery was only about 46c and motor about 57 after the flight.

Flight consisted of circuits, flips and rolls.  Its quite challenging flipping and rolling the mini-titan as it doesn't have the power that the Trex600n has.  Still, I will improve them with practice.

Battery #6 took 863ma to charge in 34:42 minutes for a 4 minute flight.

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By Nigel on Saturday, 13 November 2010 9:39 AM

I am liking the new Carbon Fibre blades from Hobby City. 

Not much new, other than some circuits and loops and flips.

Battery #7 took 1595ma to charge in 71minutes for a 7 minute flight

By Nigel on Thursday, 11 November 2010 6:47 PM

A nice little flight to try out the new blades that I bought from Hibby King.

They track very well and are balanced well too.  The heli seems a lot more stable again than it has with the wooden blades.

just basic hovering.

Battery #6 took 1616ma to charge in 61 minutes for a 7 minute flight.

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 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...
 
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