A Weekend of Crashes

Sunday 2008-08-31

This weekend was a lot of fun. Saturday night I got to fly Leo’s Walkera 60B electric helicopter. That’s one piece of impressive (and scary) machinery. Although it feels easier to fly than my 4#3B, I still “managed” to crash it. Luckaly the blades can be easily replaced, and after tightening a bunch of screws and replacing a pin in the main gear, it was good to fly again. We flew 3 times, and had to repair the helicopter after each flight 🙂 I hope I can treat you with good shots of the Walkera 60B next time, there are not many high-quality images of it online.

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New Helicopter to Master

Sunday 2008-08-10

A friend of mine and me ordered 2 Walkera 4#3B electric model helicopters 3 weeks ago. Last frinday, they finally arrived, and this weekend we had some good fun flying them.

If you think flying a PicooZ is hard, don’t even start thinking about one of these. It looks easier on the youtube video’s than it seems. I have some experience with RC models (mainly cars and boats), but flying this helicopter is really hard. I can not get it to hover steadily, I need some serious practice to tame this baby. 🙂

I just took my camera out to shoot make some action shots of the heli’s in the air, when one of them crashed so hard that the tail boom broke. We ordered some spare parts for both ‘copters, they’ll arrive somewhere next week. In the meantime you can check out some of the photographs I made of my Walkera on my desk.

Sell Car, Buy Helicopter

Sunday 2008-05-11

I really like my racing car, but it takes up so much time to get everything right and be competative, that I’ve decided to sell it. The plan is to use the money to buy a Helicopter. Yes that’s right. An airborne lownmawer.

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Helicopter fun

Thursday 2007-12-06

A couple of friends of mine bought me a great toy for my birthday: my very own personal Helicopter! It is an amazing piece of engineering, weighing only a couple of grams, and having a very simple remote with the usual “left/right/forward/reverse” type of remote.

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