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HelicopterBeginners Corner › Hiya all, some noob questions
04-26-2004 01:30 PM  13 years agoPost 1
DarkStaR6

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Hiya everyone, I have looked longingly at RC heli's for as long as I can remember. As a boy me & my dad flew some little control line planes & some free flighters with 10 sec'c of fuel lol... Used to watch the heli's flying around and want one so bad! Well now im 26 & have my own money and I still want a heli... So on the way is a Concept 30 SRT, built with everything. Now I would have preferred to build the thing myself from scratch as I am mechanically minded but the cost was the main issue. So I decided to go down the 2hd hand route.

I have accumulated a few question if anyone has time to answer them please?

I am a bit of a fiddler so soon as its out of the box im gonna start checking it over... I will buy a big tube of thread lock! Would it be a good idea to take it apart and rebuild it thread locking everything in place? Is anything lightly to jump out of it if I start removing bits. Or should I just leave it be and put into the model shop for a once over?

I have only ever used 2 channel rc before on a car, how dose this differ (I know about the sticks lol)? Im reading about transmitter modes & throttle curves ect? I know I have never used a controller with an lcd on it before!

I have downloaded FMS and been practicing like mad with the analogue sticks on a PS2 style game pad, & im starting to get the hang of just lifting up, hovering slowly around & landing. It took my bloody ages to work out what's what in the control config as I only have 4 channels available on the game pad but I think I got it set up like it should be:

Left stick up/down = throttle
Left stick left/right = tail rotor pitch?(swings it round)
Right stick up, down, left, right = tilt the rotors forward, backward, left & right

Is this correct?

Gyro: To me this says a thing you wind string around & pull out to make it spin, then it will sit spinning on the tip of your finger, a pin head, bit of string ect. Now, what the hell dose this do in a heli?

Plank / planker: Seen this on here a lot and have no idea what you mean?

I know as soon as it arrives im gonna have a load more questions but for now I think that it.

Many thanks for reading!

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04-26-2004 01:41 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Lars Blaabjerg

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I would get an experienced heli pilot to give it a check over, and explain to you what everything does.

You control assumptions are correct. Noting that moving the left stick right, should make the helicopter spin clockwise (nose moves right).

You should ditch FMS as soon as possible and get a simulator so that you can get a feel for how the heli responds. A simulator will save you lots and lots of money in crashes. FMS is not a simulator (in my humble oppinion) if you are wondering what the hell I'm on about.

The gyro, is an electronic device hooked up between the tail servo and the receiver. It stabilizes Yaw movement (tail rotor). The changes in torque will make the tail of a heli quite challenging to control in hover without it.

planker = fixed wing pilot (as opposed to heli pilot).

Hope this helped

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04-26-2004 05:08 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Sweatum

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As for the Gyro that is one of the most important bits for a newbe, its hooked to the rudder servo. A really good one is a 401 with a 9253 servo. If you want a less expensive one the 270 is fine. I'd still use the fast 9253 servo with it.
Your going to need some kind of programmable radio. Proferrable an 8 ch. one.

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04-27-2004 04:31 PM  13 years agoPost 4
DarkStaR6

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Thanks very much guys!

Just wish it would hurry up and arrive

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04-27-2004 04:38 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Doug

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Welcome to RR. It would be a great help if you would take the time to fill out your profile. That way folks near you will be able to lend a hand

First member of Member of Bearings Anonymous

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04-27-2004 04:46 PM  13 years agoPost 6
DarkStaR6

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Cheers doug, thought I had done it but oh well....

Cheers ears...

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