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05-02-2004 01:00 PM  13 years agoPost 1
fontie

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England near Heathrow airport

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Help me decide guys/gals. Ive got the V2 Hummingbird at the moment and can manage to hover and do a touch of FF. Is it easyier to maintain height with the CP does it lesson that bobbing up and down of the FP. Is it worth me forking out £90 for? What do you think ?

Thanks for your input

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05-02-2004 02:17 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Ben-T-Spindle

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In general CP helicopters are easier to fly because you have much better control over altitude without having to wait for the head speed to change. CP is also much better in the wind.

I have a HB CP on the way so hopefully I will have some flight time in by this time next week.

... BTS

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05-02-2004 05:29 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Bluesilver30

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USAF Academy, CO - USA

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fontie: wiht my fp hummer i can control altitude fine. im guessing you have not modified your tx yet to remove the notches on the throttle stick. that was the biggest help for me. open up the back of your tx and flip the little piece of metal that causes the notches to click. you will see what i mean when you get there. that allows for smooth throttle control, and you can get very precise altitude control.

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05-02-2004 06:09 PM  13 years agoPost 4
pbmax

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Even with a completely smooth throttle, you get noticeable lag in altitude response due to the nature of FP. If wind hits and blows the heli down or up, you'll be bobbing with a FP.

That said, I don't have much trouble holding altitude with my FP HB either, but it was much easier with the hornet2 (when it was flying).

pbmax

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05-02-2004 06:16 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Bluesilver30

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yea, with wind its hard to keep a constant altitude. im just saying when indoors wiht no wind, it shouldnt be too hard to keep a height while hovering.

i cant wait to try cp. it's gonna be sooo nice. with that said, fontie, you should keep flying fp for a while. once you have it totally mastered move on to cp. wait about 3-4 more months, and just enjoy for fp hummer for now.

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05-02-2004 07:22 PM  13 years agoPost 6
fontie

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England near Heathrow airport

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Thanks for the reply's. I really have a hard job holding altitude the slightest movement of the throttle stick either way and my throttle is smooth has the heli going up or down even indoors. Im running a Astro 010-10 with a 10 tooth pinion 3 cell lipo's. Would going up or down in pinion make it easyier. As for the CP I think i might wait a couple of months then go for it.

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05-02-2004 09:28 PM  13 years agoPost 7
pbmax

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Yeah, I'm with bluesilver30. A FP heli is a great trainer before getting a CP.

Like patmore said, that high head speed will have you breaking stuff far more often (namely blades).

pbmax

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