Good Morning, dear reader
Once again, I make a return to these pages to impart my thoughts to the world. However, the world most likely couldn't care less, but that's fine with me. I write anyways. It's therapeutic. It's fun. And it's what I do. Moving on then...........
What, dear reader, is the one thing that is in my mind the most lately? If you guessed flying, you are correct. I have been getting more and more into the remote control helicopter scene...and it is a blast. Right now, I own 3 flyable choppers (and 1 non-flyable, which has a seized motor). My little chopper is an E-Flite Blade mSR, and it is a squirelly little devil. It is a fixed pitch heli, and is mostly an indoor helicopter, although on a calm day I could probably take it outdoors. My medium size chopper is an E-Sky Lama V4. This was my first real chopper. This one is a coaxial heli, mostly made for indoor flight, but again, on a calm day, I could probably fly it outdoors. The Lama flys completely different than the mSR...but both are a lot of fun.
My latest chopper, and probably my last one for a really long time, is the CopterX 450SE. This is a clone of the Align T-Rex 450. It arrived from Hong Kong yesterday, and all I have to do now is put it together. This is strictly an outdoor chopper (or a really big indoor area), and it is capable of 3d flight. That means that eventually I will be able to intentionally do tricks, such as flying verically and upside down. I suspect that by early June, I will have this chopper in the air. Very exciting times, indeed.
Another way I like to fly is with Microsofts Flight Simulator. For those who haven't used it and enjoy flying, it is a very realistic way to enjoy soaring with the eagles. I was at my Dad's place on the May long weekend, and we flew around on his FS. We attempted to take a Cessna to the top of Mt. Everest...and failed miserablely. I suspect that the air is much to thin to support such a flight, but I will not give up. It is also a pile of fun learning to fly a heli on this simulator.
And that, dear reader, is the story (continuing) of my flight.
The title of this article also reflects other stuff. What other stuff do I have? What else can I talk about? A quick update on the website end of things. Nothing has changed on this site, and for now, nothing will change. I'm pleased with where it's at. The only thing I will be adding in the very near future is more pictures. Stay tuned for posts regarding that. My other websites (http://rkotech.ca and http://leffers.ca) continue to be worked on, albeit very slowly. If you're in anyway related to a Leffers, please register on the Leffers site and enjoy the many things it has to offer.
And that, dear reader is about all I got for now. No, I won't be going off on any rants, or telling you exactly what I think. I actually want to go read the manual for my new heli radio (Spektrum DX6i)...plus I should do some work . So, until next time....enjoy doing whatever it is you do and I hope to see you back on these pages real soon.
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