Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hello Heli....and other stuff

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 ( and 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) 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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