RCHA Event Wow what a Corker!
by, 31-08-2012 at 08:07 PM (87 Views)
I willnot go all 'gushing' and use endless diatribe of how awesome the event was....Well may be a tad... As some of you may know I have recently embarked on ajourney, one of learning how to fly a RC Helicopter, up to scale... I haveposted some of the journey thus far on the site. BUT Stewart invited me to theevent, so, bags packed, the sojourn started. Along with a cavade form Durham weall turned into the filed, and there was already a very healthy attendance, anumber of tents and mobile homes in a neat row... Very impressive.
The field was mown, the flight line in clear view... Very exciting... Well oncea degree of normality settled, I presented my recently built Trex 500, I was immenselyproud of the build, a few of the 'lads' had a look, and identified a number ofissues that had to sorted, in fact with their help and assistance we spent some4 hours on it, sorting this and sorting that... Programming the Gyro etc...Fantastic. At this point I have to say all the guys I met for the first time, welcomedme with open arms, ( figuratively speaking of course) and gave me so muchassistance, and encouragement, Ha 3D, I was ready for 4G!!!
As the light was disappearing, after a moon light Chinese Take-away, which Imay add was excellent! I had to leave, but came back to the field at 8.00amfully expecting bacon being cooked, coffee on, and merriment... Well the merrimenthad obviously been on the table, judging by the cans ‘stroon’ everywhere! Twiddling my thumbs for a good while, actuallypicking up the cans... A few faces appeared, all asking for Pain Killers, needI say more.
As the sun gained in strength so did the guys enthusiasm to get airborne...''Go no Nigel, get the hele up in the sky!'' So learning gear on, I pushed thethrottle forward, and it fly’s!!!! Wow, its is a beauty... I hovered for somewhile, and Stewart asked me to hover walk it to a mowed square area, andposition it to all four corners with the tail facing me... This was done..Landed, packed away, and now eager as a beaver to have another go... AWSOME! Morelater. Thanks to those great chaps at the event who gave me all the help adviceand assistance, this makes the hobby the one it is.