So we all headed up to the field early (8am) today (Sunday 26th June 2011) for a few packs before the wind picked up.
Just a bit of hovering around. Pete was trying to set-up the tail of his after fitting a new alloy tail unit donated by Adrian, after discovering that his own tail unit was snapped in two and only being held together by the tension of the belt!
After killing a GA250 gyro (just died and the heli pirouetted to the ground. Lucky he was only 1m off the ground when it happened. Heli was fine. He swapped the GA250 off his Gaui (not completed yet). That also had tail drift so gave up and flew the plane instead. Noticed a lot of play in the tail pitch.
Later after getting home Pete realised the tail drive from the main gear was slipping causing major vibrations. To be fixed!
So Adrian was up with his 450Pro and brought his CopterX 450 as well so he is now flying two 450 heli's. This gave him some confidence to attempt a flip which worked out just fine.
After that he dropped in another pack then went up for another. This time he forgot to switch into idle up first.
So, What happen's if you attempt a roll without idle up.... You switch off the motor and the heli drops like a stone!
Pete popped off shopping and discovered that HobbyCraft is selling foam core board for £5 for 2 A1 sheets. Bought 2 sheets to try building planes at about £2.50 each, could be fun.