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05-31-2004 06:22 AM  13 years agoPost 1
JoeBecker

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Thornton, CO

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Here's the deal-- I had just gotten the hang of full-down autos, had everything going great and landing where I wanted to every time, but all of sudden, I just developed this problem of consistently over-shooting my mark. I keep passing right over the designated spot by about 10 feet, and no matter what I do, it keeps happening. I tried starting my autos from further back, flaring harder, coming down faster, slower, you name it. Have any of you experienced this phenomenon? I was just learning and got the hang of it, and now its gone. So frustrating! UGH !

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05-31-2004 11:11 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Drunk Monk

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Preston, UK

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Sounds like you might have been over doing it a little. Try taking a break and not doing any for a short while than go back to it. I find that when i do things, the first few are good, then you practice like hell to get it perfect then you get a little confident and lose it altogether.


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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05-31-2004 02:53 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Dexter

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North Wales, UK. Not England.

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What pitch curve are you running in Throttle Hold?

I run +10/-10, and as I'm decending I have the stick a little below centre (-2 degrees ish). If it looks like I'm going to overshoot, I can lower the pitch a little further to increase the rate of descent, and therefore land shorter.

If your minimum pitch is of the order of -3 or -4 degrees, that option is not open to you.

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05-31-2004 03:04 PM  13 years agoPost 4
rcheliflyer

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calif., usa

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Good advise in the replies,

I agree with them, also the main thing that causes overshoot for me is coming in too fast / aggressivly and having to use up space to get
the heli in a position to set down.
This happens less when practicing in the wind, also you might practice back / flaring harder while still in neg collective, this will spool up the rotor and stop the forward momentum, but do it up high at first as it's easy to buzz the tail rotor

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05-31-2004 03:09 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Raffy

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Chicago, Illinois

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You are not flaring at a reasonable height (50ft) where you can maneuver the heli gently on an approach to hit your mark.
Most probably you start flaring at about 20ft and below and at that point you have nothing much to work with but land the heli 10 ft from your marked landing.

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