Well, I've only been flying for a couple of weeks now and it's a gorgeous
day to practice more hovering.
I took my Kalt 30 Baron out for a spin at the park around 8, the first tank
fuel and things were fine. Refueled and started to hover... the bird went
into an uncontrolled spin about 3 feet off the ground... oh no, I lost the
gyro... says I while scrambling to land this whirling top.
I got it down when it passed over some taller grass.... the tail fin hit the
ground first, and took a small notch out of it... the tall grass took some
small notches out at the very tips of the tail rortors, but it came down in
one piece and sat there idling like a champ....
Hmmmm..... the gyro is still spinning.... lets try some rudder... oh, the
sheathing on the rudder cable has inched forward and is binding... ok, fixed
playing like a may pole.... Maybe the Gyro is gone.... disconect it and run
the rudder without it... still the mad pirouter.... Take it home and
disassemble the tail... yep, somthing let lose... some of the teeth are
striped... ok, replace some parts... get ready to go back out around 1 pm,
and a friend drops by with his LMH110 that he has just finished putting
together (his and it's maiden flight) ... so we go with both birds... his
won't start, I have never played with the norvell engines so WHAT IS THE
SECRET TO STARTING THE DARN THING???? Mine gets in the air and dies about 5
feet in the air...
the***on the throttle side of my Thunder Tigre has backed out and the
and locktite the***back in (yes I used blue)... ok, bird last chance of
the day.... the darn thing goes into a tail spin again... the sheathing has
bound.... again.... THATS IT!! This thing is going on the bench tonight
for a full checkup.
so, how was your day?