Wednesday, September 27, 2006

[Heli] S-70C in NCKU

The video:

I talked with my friends in our lab after the lunch. Suddenly, I glanced a REAL helicopter landing on our filed!! Wow, it is so seldom to see a real helicopter fly in the campus.

I went to the site with my digital camera and took some photos and video.

To see the real one in our campus is really interesting. I like it.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

[Heli] Smaller is harder

Before I can hover the RC helicopters, I always think that small electrical helicopters are easier than the bigger one with engines.


R90 is really stable and I can hover it pretty good. Hovering the cute T-rex, however, is totally another story... The T-rex is always sensitive and drift around. I have to hover it with my fully concentration.

But, flying the small T-rex won't induce much mental pressure. The most important is... T-rex produces NO smoke... :-p

(The garbage on the field is really make me upset... I think I should pick them up...)

[Chat] Sorry... It's really too smoky... Orz

After checking this photo, I have to say: "Yes, it is really too smoky... Sorry!"

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

[Chat] Your Heli is too Noisy and Smoky!!

I flew R30 and R50 several times in fromt of our institute building. There is a fine hovering location with grass.

But... I have been complained tiwce for the heli's noise and smoke... Orz

I think I have to find some way to carry R50 to another more suitable place to fly it. How? I have no car!! Although I can carry it with my motorcycle, it is so inconvenient!


Sunday, September 10, 2006

[Heli] Head-in Hovering

I tried to hover the T-rex head-in one more month ago. I did it! but not good enough. T-rex even flied too far away so that I cannot handle it. Of course it dropt from about 3 or 4 meters height. Only minor damage ocuured, Lucky!

After self-training in the simulator, I think it is time to try again. I took the T-rex outdoor yesterday, and hovered it tail-in then head-in. This time, I held it in better situation and the T-rex landed with some minor accidents. So far, I have more confidence with the head-in hovering.

Today I and my junior, Weoileong, took R-50 Titan to do its maiden flight. In fact, it had been flew and tuned by Tan Bun-jin, who is the boss of Beng-ka R/C model shop. So, maybe I should say that today is our maiden flight with the new R-50.

Oh, it must be mentioned that today is Woeileong's first flight with the R/C helicopter. He did pretty well in the simulator, and I think he can do the real hovering.

I started the engine smoothly (new is good~~), and then tried to do the hovering. After some trim on the transmitter, R-50 performed better than my expectation. I hoered it tail-in, and then, again, I turned the R-50 with the tail rotor. I did the head-in hovering!

Today's flight is Woeileong's first hovering with real R/C heli, and is also my first head-in hovering with glow engine heli. Today is a memorable day! :-D