Well here we are at the start of week three in July…only 30 more days till IRCHA!!! I’m still praying this hot weather will leave / change by then.
In the meantime…I finished the rebuild on my YS motor and reinstalled it into the Rave. This last weekend, I was invited to fly at Jerry’s place…wow, I’ve been dreaming of a place just like his! He has an actual hanger along side of his house, big enough for two Cessna’s. However, Jerry likes big airplanes, scale airplanes, both military and civilian. He also fly’s heli’s! Too cool…
So I brought out 5 of my heli’s. I wanted to try my Rave, see if I could get it dialed in after the rebuild. Nope! It is so stubborn! I have fuel running out of the carb…grrrr. This motor is really trying my patients, and it’s getting the best of me. So, instead of messing with it, I set it aside. Jerry would have liked my Rave over my smaller helis, due to its size.
I pulled out my Trex 700 and proceeded to put on a show with it. I cycled through my fleet several times despite the hot weather. Jerry was just besides himself, he really like seeing my heli’s go through their paces. It was a lot of fun, wide open space (100+ acres) to fly in, no bugs bothering us (too hot!), a hanger to relax in, cold drinks, good friends, a semi perfect weekend.
I put up many flights on my heli’s, including a few on Jerry’s airplanes. Gregg came out with his Trex 600. I was hesitant to buddy box with him there, due to his wild “I want to fly around first vs. learning to hover first” mentality. However, Greg surprised me this time. He hovered quite well without me needing to take over and correct his heli. But he still wanted to move around some. I’ll keep working on him.
My Trex 700 converted its muffler into a rattle can…I would really like to know how this is happening! So I have another pipe I can use… The Compass 3D+ is running great. Just little nuisance problems, problems I can live with. The Compass 6HV and Protos 500 heli’s?...what else can I say but perfect, just charge and fly.
My Rave on the other hand…I’ll mess around with the motor some more. If I can’t get it running right, I’ll pull it out and slap in an O.S. 91 / 105 something! I’m half tempted to pull the Total-G out (send it in for the free DSMX upgrade) and try a Beast X in it, see how that feels. I also would like to try out the Radix V2 FBL blades… All in good time.
While I’m contemplating all the things I would like to do to my heli’s, IRCHA is rapidly approaching us. I need to save up for some shopping… In the meantime, I’ll fly what I have and practice, practice, practice.
Oh, today and tomorrow will be 99 degrees, or 100 again! Is this a precursor to the type of winter we will have???