Fixed Heli

Got the new tail rotor shaft, fitted it and flew it. But I did notice on closer inspection that I am missing part of a tooth on the main gear.

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Bent tail shaft

The tail shaft is about 32mm long and no more than 1mm in diameter. I am almost unable to bend it with my bare fingers. Its hard, real hard, and bent. How on earth does an 80g object bend something that hard?!

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Goodwood

We went to Goodwood to see the Light Aircraft Association meet. We saw in the region of 50 planes and a few helicopters, also a Land Rover and a few nice cars.

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 We passed the Cass Sculpture Foundation on the way home, we stopped in and took a look around.

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Helicopter crashed

Crashed into an electrical box in a carpark on Sunday. Lost a single linkage from the head. Upon further inspection I found that the tail shaft was also bent, I suspect this has been the case for quite some time though.

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Fixed Helicopter

Having flown the helicopter I one again noticed that I’d broken the fixes from last time and the time before. This time I have chosen to use milk bottle plastic for the repair. It would seem to be more pliable and possibly less prone to snapping. A little more plastic than the other plastic..

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Series disk brakes

Dave machining a hub to take a disk. And assembled onto a hub.

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Tigger up the tree

Just heard racket outside, that turned out to be some upset magpies. I only managed to get one picture;

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Burncoose Nuseries

We visited Cornwall, friends and family this weekend gone. We went for a walk in Burncoose Nurseries, it was beautiful.

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 I had my land rover to run about in for the weekend also, this was where I left it on the Monday.

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