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06-01-2004 09:15 AM  13 years agoPost 1
lpearce

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Pukekohe, Auckland NZ

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went out to the field again today for the next adventure. Got into a "steadyish hover" just the wind it was gusting to about 30kph at times making it bob up and down alot. Anyway flew 3 tanks hovering tail and side onto get back in the swing of things then on the last 2 started on my lazy eights . total flights now equals 7 . Am I moving onto new things too soon do you think ? I feel quite confident and in my mind it is comfortable so im just going with what i feel. I still know my limits tho and dont intend to push then too much.

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06-02-2004 11:59 PM  13 years agoPost 2
scottc

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shakopee minnesota..USA

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your on the same track as me,if its to windy i fly at home on the sim..
A MAN HAS GOT TO KNOW HIS LIMITS.
BY CLINT EASTWOOD

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06-03-2004 04:16 AM  13 years agoPost 3
allns47

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Richmond IN.

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Be able to hold a hover at any angle including nose in before moving on..This will save you some $$$$$ in the long run.....IMO

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06-03-2004 02:12 PM  13 years agoPost 4
soupy01833

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georgetown,ma

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I feel like a yoyo when trying to hover in the wind. I don't have any side to side problems but keeping the heli from bobbing up and down is a challenge. By the time I put my collective correction in for the heli dropping it is pretty much bouncing off the ground. Does anybody have some pointers on this? I am getting better though.
Right now have my normal switch setup as -1 at bottom stick +5 at 1/2 stick and +7 and top stick.

The only other question I have is how necessary is it to have a tach? Do your blades have to be at ~1650 rpm for hovering?

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06-03-2004 10:24 PM  13 years agoPost 5
scottc

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shakopee minnesota..USA

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when your first learning to hover the wind is no fun to have around,if your not in a part of the world thats always windy try and find and area that blocks out the wind or wait till its not to windy,i have learned that the correct head speed makes the heli easyer to handel,so getting it checked isent a bad idea

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06-03-2004 10:28 PM  13 years agoPost 6
paramedic

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Wichita, Kansas

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SLOW DOWN. I just had my first crash today and I was trying to move beyond what I am capable of yet. Less than a meter off of the ground sure saves alot of money...I just found this out the hard way. Sims sure are cheap to crash on windy days.

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