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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”.

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…

AH-6 – Attention to detail taken to the extreme!

August 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Hey there!

I’m currently on holidays, so the blog will not be updated as often as usual… Anyway, I’m busy with an interesting project for my T-Rex, that I will post here soon.

This post is to showcase a video about an amazing AH-6 scale replica, with details that will take your breath away!!! Enjoy!!!

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Vario XLC Carrier – Impossible not to be impressed!

July 28, 2010 Leave a comment

All of us for sure at some point in time started to think how nice it would be to put our digital camera in the plane or heli and make amazing images or footage from the sky, right? Well, it is easily doable now that compact cameras are both cheap and light. But… (and this will be only truly understood by the photographers and videographers in us) image quality demands heavier equipment. Placing a big DSLR with a quality lens or a superb video camera is just not possible in a normal sized flying machine.

When a .90 size isn’t big enough, you can go with this Vario XLC Carrier.  Capable of lifting 15 kilos of weight with a 2500mm rotor disc….this is the mother of all RC Helis.  Extra XXL huge and tall landing skids makes this ship capable of carrying large HD camera rigs.  The turbine is 11kw.  Check out the video…this thing is awesome!

Insane 3D Heli Flight by Alan Szabo Jr with a Raptor

July 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Hey mates! I’m really trying to come back to the long and technical posts, but time is being hard to find.

Anyway, to keep your appetite, heres’ an amazing video where Alan Szabo shows a great demonstration of 3D Heli Flight. He really pushed the limits here! Hope you enjoy it.

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