I finally tried some FF after about a good 3 weeks of hovering tail in.
I got it going forward, and stopped, then back and stopped, side to side and stopped. I turned right, went forward a bit and then stopped turned left and came back a bit.
It got a little windy and the fun started!
A gust of wind picked up my bird real high, higher than I ever had it, and I lost orientation, it came back at me, and I was able to too get it going back out to the field, almost saved it, but hit the ground.
No damage at all, it was a grass field. THen my buddy who is a pretty good pilot was flying around FF doing long fast circuits, and little pyros. He was really flying well. We called out, DO A LOOP!!!
His bird was not setup with IDle up or anything, but he got a good head of steam, some altitude, and went for it....
Made it around 98% of the way until the ground got in the way....it hit the back end of tail and chassis on the ground WOT.
He was so lucky he only broke a tail boom and the plastic thing on top of the main shaft that hold the head on.
He says he will set his Idle up and go for it again!
Back home I was trying some more and got picked up by another gust of wind and the heli went up to treetop level and across the street into the neighbors yard, but I managed to get it back and bring it back into my driveway and land it......close!
I unplugged it and called it a day. Lessons like that go a long way towards learning and building confidence, thank God it didnt cost me anything! I figure if I trash the whole bird, its only $99 max!
Good Luck to all you begginners, keep it going, shiny side up.
If you give a Chimp a gun, and the Chimp shoots, DONT BLAME THE CHIMP!!!!