Fun R/C quotes – Part 6

September 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Helicopter pilots are broad eyed introverts, anticipators of trouble… They know if something bad hasn’t happened, it’s about to.

There I was, out of altitude, airspeed, and ideas…

Sure you can try it, for a nominal deposit of $2500.

It can fly as fast as your wallet is deep.

I spend half my salary on R/C Helicopters. The remaining i waste.

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Fun R/C quotes – Part 5

September 4, 2010 Leave a comment

The best pilot…… is the one that is having the most fun.

I think cocaine would have been a cheaper hobby.

If it flies backwards inverted AND maws the lawn… it must be an RC helicopter.

Why panic? It’s going to crash anyway.

An r/c helicopter is simply a “conglomeration of spare parts flying in close formation”.

7 year old Justin Jee makes an impressive 3D RC Heli Flying

September 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Hi again folks!

This time i’m bringing up another amazing 3D heli flight, but from a 7 (SEVEN!) year old kid. Impressive!

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Fun R/C quotes – Part 4

September 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Nobody likes to see a crash but no one likes to miss one either.

Nothing screams poor workmanship like wrinkles in your duct tape.

Airplanes fly while Helicopters simply beat the air into submission.

Build it, Fly it, Crash it. Repeat as often as needed!

Altitude first, I have never seen anyone crash into the air!

Alan Szabo Jr at the Align testing field (T-Rex 700E)

September 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Hi again folks!

This time i’m bringing up another amazing flight from Alan Szabo Jr. He ‘s out at the Align testing field with a powerful electric version of the T-Rex 700.

It’s amazing what this “little” beast is capable of in the right hands. Have fun!

Fun R/C quotes – Part 3

August 31, 2010 Leave a comment

A helicopter does not want to fly, it just vibrates so much that the ground rejects it.

There are two types of pilots: those that have crashed and those that are about to.

Heli pilot aproaching a Airport: “Wow that landing pad sure is wide!”

The desire to fly is human, but the desire to hover is divine!

Two wrongs don’t make a right but two Wrights made an aeroplane.

Problems with too much heli vibrations?

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Ever faces your heli with too much vibrations, despite flying reasonably well? If your answer is yes, then join the club! This is very common and sometimes the cause of it is not that easy to find. Here are some hints to help you on this quest…

1 – Replace all blades with new, balanced ones;
2 – tight the main blades tighter than usual to prevent vibrations supposedly caused by the lead/lag of blades – As far as the blade tightness, spool up to just below hover speed and let the blades find their “straight”… then let the head stop by itself… then tighten the blades… just for testing, so that they do not swing… then spool up and see if the shake shows up…if not, then loosen them a little at a time and continue to try it…usually just a “snug” (they will not free fall if heli is on its side), fit will be fine and not cause a lead lag problem…
3 – The blades are very important, and you might just find that you like the woodies over the cf’s, and semi-symetrical are even better… but you will want to stay in that 1750 + range, maybe even 1850… low head speed and too much pitch can/will cause your vibration, and you will loose your tail authority… take note if there is a specific spot that you see the vibration start(left stick position) and if there is, go to your pitch curve and reduce the pitch at that point, or both sides of that point by about 2 points and then check again.. if the vibe is less then take a little more out..you are “timing” the pitch to the power…