Powerup FPV

These are my flights from Sunday, I forgot to record some. So excited to just fly it.

Powerup FPV

At long last, having ordered it shortly after Christmas (2015) I have now received my Powerup FPV plane. I plan on flying it tomorrow if the weather conditions are right.

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RC helicopters

This weekend I have been going through the many helicopters that I was given.

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 Also I’m off to Sweden to use this 3D scanner to survey a mine plant.

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Helicopter Flight

Martin and Diane gave me a helicopter flight experience for my birthday, at Goodwood. Great fun.  Flew for about 10 mins and was able to see the sea, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight

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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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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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WOTE – Cardiff

Went and saw Walk Of The Earth in Cardiff, it was really good, great entertainment and fantastic music.

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In other news, not surprisingly I crashed my helicopter again. Lost a part which is costing £1.99 Inc P+P from Hong Kong.

Mended kind of

Here’s the mend. Bodge. What ever you want to call it.

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