RC AIRCRAFT FLYING Flying @ “The Field” Flying @ The Field 2021 A pleasant Sunday fly on 28 Feb 2021

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    • #7477
      Hoppy

      I think 9 in total, Jeremy and Karl came for a while, Kermit, Mike, Moose, Ron, Ian, Gerald and myself were there and I hope I have not left anyone out. The wind and weather were perfect and we were there before 10am and finished around 2pm with a BBQ. Jeremy showed us his DJI Goggles with a Caddx air unit on a Quad. Very impressive compared to the old analog systems we use. Karl flew my old pylon racer I traded to him ages ago and am amazed its still intact. But his big yellow cub had issues especially faulty elevator servo so was not a success this time. My V Tail glider is 15 years old and also had a servo issue. Kermit had a few battery issues and needs to enrol on a online course in C ratings. 3C packs do not power planes very well!

       

      Only footage from me is my AXN with Foxeer Legend 1 cam. My tigermoth creates too much jello and my Lepetit the video file was corruped.

       

       

    • #7479
      Predator

      Yes Hoppy, certainly was a great day again & the weather was perfect although less wind should be the norm from now on as we head into Autumn. I think the only one you missed was Stuart but he was not flying so not an issue.

      I was a bit disappointed that 1) the new 3D-printed engine mount on my Pitts Special failed before I even got airborne & 2) I forgot to erase the old footage from the RunCam 2 and ran out of storage only 3 minutes into the BumbleBee flight.

      Other than that a great day & nice to see Kermit getting several good flights with his Radian Glider.

       

       

    • #7480
      Uncle G

      My video from today

    • #7483
      Moose

      After carefull consideration I have decided I need more Weetbix to build up my strength

      Well done on the videos chaps

    • #7486
      Hoppy

      Kermits broken propeller didnt seem to make it to the videos so I have setup a thread for it at https://rctoystasmania.com/forums/topic/airspeed-oxford-prop-restoration/#post-7485

    • #7487
      Kermit

      • #7493
        Predator

        A fine video production there Mr Frog, to be honest I thought the first one was fine (and perhaps your best work yet) also.

    • #7488
      Kermit

      I HAVE deleted my first video cos it was to rough  (I fell asleep on the computer ) thus didn’t do a fair job

    • #7499
      Moose

      What are you carrying on about Mr Frog nothing wrong with your vidoes they are better than mine.

    • #7500
      Uncle G

      I liked the first one better?

    • #7501
      Hoppy

      What is the difference between #1 and #2 ? Seem the same to me. Nb tomorrow forecast now good but rest of week till sunday is windy.

    • #7504
      Kermit

      GENTLEMEN AN MR MOOSE  THE FIRST VIDEO HAD heaps of blurr  the second  I removed them  as I’m the one doing it I noticed them more  but I thank you for your support   even when UNCLE G  is stirring  as the dragon went to the hospital today hoppy I haven’t had time to really look at the prop  but will soon

    • #7505
      Moose

      When you say you will look at it soon do you mean fix it or you will just look at it

    • #7506
      Kermit

      I  MEAN I WILL DETERMINE MY ATTACK MODE   LIKE ANGLES /LENGTH OF the dowl how hot is my tea   real important stuff like that  an then go watch tv

    • #7507
      Predator

      My Pitts Special has been repaired (well printed a new much stronger motor mount) so hopefully this one will fly.

      I’ve also unseized the drive gearbox in BumbleBee so if the replacement (direct drive) motor is not powerful enough I can quickly refit the original geared drive.

      Now all we need is some more good flying weather.

      In the meantime all the parts for the Brand New Pulse XT25E have arrived so I’ll start that build today.

      • #7508
        Uncle G

        Good flying weather? taken 5 minutes ago.

        • #7509
          Predator

          Yes Uncle G, I know Hoppy was keen to fly today (and it looks perfect) but unfortunately I was a bit busy this morning.

          Hopefully the weather gods will be kind to us again before the weekend as unfortunately I’m busy both Saturday (grandson’s birthday party) and Sunday (Pete Smith Memorial Regatta @ Puddleduck)

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