So it has been quite a while since I had posted anything on the blog for a couple months and your probably wondering what happened? Well , I am pleased to announce that I am now a newly wed and we are very happy that our friends and family were able to come to the event and join us for our celebration.
This post is about the Iphone App called the “HeliTach” and the creator’s name is Jacob Niehus. The App sells for $3.99. A tachometer is used to measure the headspeed of a rc helicopter, and the reason for doing this is to get optimal performance out of the helicopter as it hovers. It works by recording an audio sample of the helicopter and using an algorithm to analyze the sound of the helicopter’s blades or engine. HeliTach has an “Electric” mode that listens to the sounds of the blades and a ” Nitro/Gas” mode that listens to the engine RPM to measure headspeed. The “Electric ” mode can work with the “Nitro/Gas” helicopters but not vice versa. Before you begin to spool up , press the “measure headspeed ” in the settings and keep the phone on the ground near the helicopter a few feet away and then spool up and go into a hover. Now of course when doing this you will have to be very careful not to damage your phone in the process. The App also has a ” History ” tab that shows all the measurements including the one displayed on the main tab. The App has been tested with 250, 450 , and 500 sized electric helicopters with success. The results have been verified by comparison to an optical tachometer. If you are looking for some further info on other peoples experience’s with this App you can go to http://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t642726p1/. If you are looking for the actual link to the App itself, just click the link here http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/helitach/id322478561?mt=8 and download it directly to your Iphone.
Here is a great example of how to use the app by “sheepdogMSP8117” from You Tube.