E-Sky Lama, micro e-heli

just another one of these coax-helis. After my electronic box, called 4-in-1, went dead while flying outdoor together with my brother I decided to buy another coax heli. I wasn't sure if I could repair it myself or how long it would take to get it repaired or a replacement.

My decision was for a Lama V3 from E-Sky because for this model I can use my preferred radio. And then there were a lot of recommendations out in the Internet for this brand heli.

of course I need a personal design as with the Bell 47G *g*

This is my Lama repainted after a Swiss Alouette II from BOHAG. First impression is that the Lama reacts more direct to controls than the Bell and therefore makes it more dynamic to flight. On the other side I had to learn the limitations of this rotor system (crash if the flybar touches the rotor head).
Now I own two of these coax-helis. That's because I could successfully repair the 4-in-1 of the Bell 47G. Let's see which one lasts longer.

Hiking Ebenalp-Säntis

I had to postpone this trip by one year because of my injury last october but this year we start to this tour. It is a day trip starting from Winterthur at 8.00 in the morning and returning home at 6 pm in the evening.

this picture was taken from the "Öhrlisattel" about one and a half kilometer away from the Säntis

On this day we found excellent wheather conditions (good sight) that made the trip a real pleasure. Ok, at the end it gets tough because of the climbing and of course we get tired after almost 4 hours of walking.

the red cirle markes the point from where the first photo was taken

I had done this tour already with Nadine when she was 10 but we didn't had such a beautiful sight then.

Hughes OH-6A USNTPS 1:72

maybe my next rc helicopter will be one with a semiscale body. That's why I have searched the web for interesting heli models. One that pleased me is the one from USNTPS.
However before I go out and buy such an rc heli I will build one (or two) as plastic kits, it costs far less than the "real" thing. There is currently only one kit available from Italeri. I know there are other Hughes types (MD-500D, Little Birds) around but I was searching for a kit with the V-tail.

Next I had to made my own decals. This was new to me, I haven't done that before. Designing and printing them worked seamless. But when applying them to the models they didn't adhere to it. I haven't any idea what went wrong, if you have any suggestions please let me know.
At the end I finished the number 43 and 45 of these helicopters (more photos as usual on my flickr account).


new video clip of rc e-heli released

after a beautiful Saturday with two starts in orienteering once with Nadine and then again with Alain today there was a rainy day.
This gives me the time to finish my long overdue movie of the rc electro heli that I am currently flying. These short movies are all put on my .Mac account where I have a homepage. But you may go straight to the movie page if you like.