Westland Lynx Flight (Remote Control)

Probably my best flight so far. This is a video of me flying the Hubsan Lynx remote control helicopter. It is single rotor, fixed pitch and flies even better than the blade 120SR I have.

UPDATE : On further testing the blade 120 SR is still more agile. This is likely because its much lighter than the Lynx.

A Second Sky Spy

Modelzone have been selling their Sky Spy stock at half price so I thought it was a good time to replace my wobbly old one. The one I got was an ex display model so I got an extra tenner off.

Here is a short flight of it with the charge it already had.

Today was a great day for flying

I had great fun with my Blade 120 SR today. There was pretty much no wind and between two batteries I advanced my flying skills tenfold. I am getting pretty good at flying around for a bit, coming to a hover and then choosing where to land. It sure beats the wind choosing where I crashed landed last time.

Not my finest hour but I did manage to capture a bit of footage today.

Learning to fly the Blade 120

For the sake of the helicopter I wanted to wait for a nice day to start flying it. However the weather has been crap and I decided to fly it in the wind anyway.

Here are some clips fronts first proper flight. It was a losing battle against the wind but fun none the less.

Plenty of spares ready for the inevitable crashes ahead.

If there is one thing I have learned when it comes to R/C, its to give spares a thought before you purchase your new vehicle.

I know look at the avaliability of spares before making a purchase and pick up a few of the most common bits to break while I can get hold of them.

Its very easy to fall into the trap of buying a (often discontinued) model that is reduced in a store, only to find you break it in 5 minutes and can not get hold of the parts.

The first thing I did after picking up my Blade 120 SR from model zone is buy a load of spares from rsbspares.com

If you are wondering what the blade 120 SR is then watch this.