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 Post subject: RCHN 6
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:12 pm 
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Got back from Dayton, Or and RC HeliNation 6 last night. Nearly 800 miles each way, we did 540 on the second leg back yesterday. Too much for the kiddos, and too much for us, but various commitments dictated we be back last night. I had, and continue to have, some odd sickness w/ fever. That made driving home towing a fifth wheel fun.

Anyway, 60-70 Pilots, most camped out.

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We parked at the end so our kids could run around and not bother anybody.

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It was a pretty laid back event, closest thing to a “Pro” was Alex Rose... and man, can that guy fly! A German pilot, Simone Zunterer came over and did some amazing flying. Hard to put it into words but it was a very slow, flowing, 3D. She’s on the SAB team.

They have a tradition of the “Crash Hat”. Last person to crash wears it until next guy does. My buddy Marc won it and had never heard of it (or RCHN for that matter, just came out because I was in town).

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It flew again that night under the lights and he smacked the heck out of it, blades out of track and all.

On the last night I decided to fly under the lights. Well, wait, not quite true. I told Marc if he flew Friday night, I would fly Saturday. I started flying right about the time the RCHN live cast on Facebook started. On second flight, and 10 minutes into livecast... I went in trying to cut grass. Marc took live video on Facebook as well.

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Model was a Mikado 500 3D... thousands of flights on it and it was flying just awesome. It looks horrible, but frames appear good, links nd servos fine. Boom, braces, pushrod shredded.

The blades split and wrapped AROUND the main shaft.

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All in all we had a good time. Have most of the parts for the Logo and credit from Mikado USA from canceling Vtouch for those I don’t.



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 Post subject: Re: RCHN 6
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:14 pm 
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I've always enjoyed seeing part of their live shows they do. I hope Dan can make it to the next one.

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 Post subject: Re: RCHN 6
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:45 am 
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Dan was there actually. He played engineer and didn’t get on the mike.


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 Post subject: Re: RCHN 6
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:44 pm 
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Blades wrapped AROUND the main shaft! Awesome! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: RCHN 6
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:58 pm 
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Yeah, almost worth it just to see that!


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 Post subject: Re: RCHN 6
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:54 pm 
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exfokkerflyer wrote:
Dan was there actually. He played engineer and didn’t get on the mike.


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Ahh, I saw on Helifreak that he wasn't going to make it.

I wasn't able to watch much of the like show either.

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 Post subject: Re: RCHN 6
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:15 pm 
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Well let me be accurate. I don’t know Dan, but there was a guy that looked like him that hung out around the tent and was off to the side during the show. Might be a bad assumption, but I just assumed it was him.


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 Post subject: Re: RCHN 6
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:20 pm 
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Picked at the carcass of the Logo 500 tonight before bed. One blade wrapped itself round and round the shaft until it reached the tip.
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On this photo, if you look carefully you can see the safety wire has wrapped itself around a number of times!

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More and more I look at it... even though I have most parts, the expensive stuff is broken too. I’ll fix it pretty soon, but it needs an overhaul.

This is a good time.


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 Post subject: Re: RCHN 6
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:54 am 
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WOW!

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