JS Frenzy 90 TZ-V2, first test flight

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You know the guy at your flying field there always seems to have problems and luck is not in his dictionary. I AM THAT GUY, with no luck :)

But i have learned to live with it :)

On the positive update, i got the Frenzy airborne and yes it flies nicely, here you can see below i made a small takeoff in my garden just to check the engine. The video is to boring this is just a screenshot of the video

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That was a good start some days after i was heading to the flying field, well this day i would like to forget about this day, i flooded the engine resulting in the clutch coming loose, resulting in binding the clutch and no flight that day, as you can see from the pictures below, first day at the field bummer. But the Frenzy was easy to disassemble compared to the Freya.

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Some days after i headed to the field again, a very windy day but hay no problem it a helicopter right. You can’t setup a gyro in hard wind but i could still get it up in the air, and i did it went well, i did some engine tuning and some gyro tuning, had some small tail wag but with some adjustment i was gone. While i am on the subject gyro setup let me show you a good link this is a QA from Spartan, very good information http://www.spartan-rc.com/support.php

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But then the problem started, suddenly in a low upright flight the helicopter just started spinning very fast it is my luck that i am practicing piro maneuvers with the throttle hold i manage to land the helicopter without a scratch.

With some post flight inspection i discovered that the tail was stating to some off or the axis on the tail was. A lesson to all of you when you get a preassembled model check every screw on the model, i apparently missed two at the tail. As you can see from the pictures the two screws holding the tail axis was not placed correctly resulting in the tail sliding to one side and the helicopter doing aggressive piros.

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Here you can follow the build process of the Frenzy 90 day by day, or night by night if you like:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 2½
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5


Got me a Hatori muffler 938

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After long time of waiting I finally got around to buy a new muffler for my Freya 90, I have heard many good things about the Hatori, and that is what I will try out now. I just got the time to mount it and did not get around flying: I am waiting for better weather and better health, right now I am on medication.

However, the Hatori muffler is bigger compared to the Funtech I had on before. See picture

My new hatori muffler on my Freya 90

For the first time I ordered my RC Helicopter stuff from outside Denmark I only did that because the “local” hobby shop didn’t have the Hatori on stock and then I tried www.world-of-heli.de I am very happy with them good service and quick delivery, and a small chocolate. However, it wasn’t cheaper than my Danish shop sorry to say.

Here is a small warning I have bought some fuel shutoff clamp and they just do not work if you consider buying them DO NOT. The construction is too cheap and I would not consider using them on any helicopter. See picture. It was not a big investment but why sell/produce something that is just not working, or working badly any way.

A defect Fuel clamp from K&S


Dominik Haegele and Hirobo

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Dominik seems to domain the 3D competitions at the moment, he has won the 3D Masters 2007 and he has won the Futaba Extreme Flight Championship XFC 2008, he is really rocking the competitions, and best of all he is flying Hirobo.

I myself have a Hirobo Freya 90 and I am very happy with it, but I has been knowen to be a bit slow and not really a 3D helicopter, but in the FAI competitions it has been a very promising helicopter for years. With my curren flying style I am very happy with a stabile and “slow” flying helicopter, it is a very good helicopter to learn some of the difficult maneuvers, but I am also very pleaset to here that Hirobo is working on a new 3D model, the Hirobo Turbulence D3.

Hirobo are known to be a very good helicopter with high quality and excellent design, and that is for affordable prices best of all. I am not sure the new Turbulence is going to be cheep but I now you will get what you pay for an a little more. You can read a bit more about the new Turbulence here.

That is just the helicopter, it takes a pilot to, and I takes a good pilot to win two competitions like that, you can have a look at his excellent flying in some HD video from RunRyder here, and second video. And now for the person here is a short Interview with Dominik Haegele.

Good luck with the next competition Dominik
Dominik Haegele with the new Turbulence D3


The big weekend

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Well the competition weekend is coming up this weekend, I have been practicing a bit but not as much as I would I liked, time and weather has been against me. However, I think I will mange, although the weather for the weekend is not looking good, it’s going to be about 7m/s wind, and that is not good.

One of the great thinks about this competition is that I do not have to panic, the most important think in the competition is that we have a fun time together and that we learn something for the next time, well that is the attitude I am going with any way :)

To show you the maneuvers that I have to fly, you can see the video I have recorded with my Phoenix RC simulator, you can read about the maneuver here, but I am not that happy with the result in the video, I do actually think that I fly better with a real helicopter. I just got the Phoenix RC simulator. and you can expect a review of the simulator in near feature on my main site.


Thank you

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Now I finally got flight time, and god dame it was good. Nothing flashy just plane ease flying around. It was great.

There was of cures some fine tuning of the engine but I was all for the best. Now I got the engine and governor running nice to getter. With a little help from my friends I found that the engine likes to run with a rotor head speed at 1860RPM. This is with a Hirobo Freya 90 with standard gearing, and a OS SZ-H 91 engine.

I hope this is a sign that there will be a lot more flying in the new year.

Happy New Year everyone.