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HelicopterCentury Radikal G20-30 N640 Hawk Predator › learning inverted hover
06-03-2004 01:00 PM  13 years agoPost 1
RICH.L

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east springfield p.a.

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i have been practicing inverted hover on the sim and am getting pretty good at it,my question is how high should i be when i first start trying one for real?

100 feet ? 150?

i still want to see it but still be a couple mistakes high.
rich

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06-03-2004 01:06 PM  13 years agoPost 2
SteveH

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Rich,

A pretty safe way to enter an inverted hover is to do a loop at a reasonable altitude, say 100 ft, and then hold the inverted portion for a while. This gives you an easy exit, and a relatively safe altitude to start with. As your comfort and ability improves, you can enter by half rolling at a much lower altitude.

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06-03-2004 01:52 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Peter65

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Don't do what I did.

I flipped at 30 odd feet and all was going well. I slowly bought it down to just over head height. But i panic'd when it was heading at me a little too quickly.
Before I knew it it was over and past my head inverted. I had to make a dash and turn around and roll out and head back to the oval.

Stay high, give yourself room to recover

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06-03-2004 03:02 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Brian Bennett

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I would suggest the following:

In preparation on the sim, it is just as important to practice entrances & exits for the inverted hover as the action itself. Learn the exits both rolling and flipping in all directions/rotations AND in all orientations on the sim. This will really help all your confidence and of course orientation reflexes. It might even save your bacon. As such, going inverted was a no brainer for this brainless chap. Just have to get past the headgames.

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06-03-2004 03:19 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Darksider

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i would say to start around 100 ft, and also i agree with brian, the real trick to trouble free learning is to practice the entry and exit parts of inverted again and again till you feel totally safe you can recover, that is when to start holding it longer, i started learning by flying to the top of loops holding longer each time, till i could hold it indefinetely, then with time and practice i brought it lower.

Gareth

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06-04-2004 12:57 PM  13 years agoPost 6
RICH.L

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i am currently running realflight g2 light and the caliber thirty doesn't have a heading hold gyro so the tail drifts some.does the g2 have a heading hold gyro?i can upgrade to the g2 for about 90 bucks.

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06-04-2004 01:15 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Ray Fernandez

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Kepp practicing on the sim until you are comfortable. When doing this with a real RC heli, just remember that altitude is your friend. I wouldn't suggest "too high" where you won't be able to see it.

Good luck. You will really feel great after doing it.

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