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Old 02-15-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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I assume some of you may keep a lo of your flights. I have had my super cub now for month and a half or so and not sure of how many flights iv'e had.
any one know of any logs that may be out there.
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Re: flight log

If you have an IPhone, ipad, or android phone this is a great app.
I've been using it for a while now and find it really handy.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:59 PM   #3
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Re: flight log

I know computer logs are great and give you many sort and search parameters and such but I personally go with the KISS method.

I picked up a hard cover medium sized note book from Staples and record my flights in it.

I put the date, the plane flown, and No. flights. I leave a row for comments.

I usually put in a small header paragraph at the beginning of the listings for each new plane with the plane discription, engine used etc. Anything you want noted and keep track of. Batteries, servos etc.

I mentally keep note of the number of flights, any particulars with the engine like: Changed glow plug and when I get home I take about 5 minutes to fill in the details in my log book.

It's not high tech by any discription but it does the job I need. I still from time to time pull out an old log book and look over the entries. It is fun to see data and review events from past planes and flying fields. And unless the dog eats it, it is a very secure way to keep track of your data.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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Re: flight log

I do pretty much the same as Gary I've kept a log the first day of my training and ever since. I can tell you who was out flying that day,what plane I flew,how many flights and most times what the weather was like,what field I'm at, and something out of the ordinary. it amazing how many flights you think you have done versus actual flights.....I can tell you the flights you think you have done is way more.... If you know what I mean lol
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Expert advice...... after the fact!!
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Re: flight log

I started out with a log, but haven't really kept at it -- it felt like I was doing my timesheet at work.

I can see the benefit but my planes generally don't last that long.

Last night, dragged my new radio (DX6i) and two planes (Ember and Wanderer) out for the indoor session. Got about six flights in with the Ember plus another six partials including getting stuck up behind the basketball net and having to get the custodian to cycle the apparatus to dislodge the Ember).

What I did have as a take-away is:
1) Radio strap needed (trip to hobby shop today ().
2) Work on square circuits (flying CCW circuits and trip down far side of gym has me flying the diagonal -- turns are 135 degrees and not 90).More practice needed.
3) Velcro on battery packs died -- replace.
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