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12-09-2004 02:49 AM  13 years agoPost 1
swattley

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West Milford NJ

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does anyone have any experiance getting a sport 500 with collective flying? i have read all the horror stories and gave up on the heli for a few years. now i want to try to give it one more try maybe use it to get some hovering and foward flight. and then i am moving on to a raptor. I am not going to let this thing beat me and i dont want to see the 800.00 or so dollers go to waste.

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12-09-2004 06:14 PM  13 years agoPost 2
rotormad

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mfa 500

NIGHTMARE>>>>>>>i have flown a shuttle for about a year,the best to crack it on "i would say",ithought i would get mysef a 500 with collective.....just to see if they were as bad as made out (but i only payed £50) for mine but it was in unflown condition.BBBBUT THEY ARE a technical nightmare the tech just is NOT there..to provide a stable platform to learn on .STICK to your raptor or better still buy a real trainer and get a SHUTTLE best of luck!!!!!

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12-09-2004 07:42 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Rafael23cc

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MFA Sport 500

IF set up correctly they can fly. IT was a LLLLOOONNNGGGG time ago, but I got mine to hover. Then I got a Concept 30 DX and learned to fly.

Main point, IF they are set-up correctly.

swattley: Ask the questions, I will try to remember.

I always found odd that the blades were flat bottom on both the head and the tail rotor.

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12-09-2004 09:33 PM  13 years agoPost 4
prebres

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Get a SIM and start from there. learn the stick movements so you will be ready for anything.

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12-09-2004 09:46 PM  13 years agoPost 5
flipped2left

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a set of mainblades with a wider chord would help, works good on mine and it's fixed pitch

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12-09-2004 09:51 PM  13 years agoPost 6
shuttlepilot

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I flew mine with fixed and collective head. It is a maintenance nightmare though. It got me into ff, but not much else. I bought a shuttle ZX after the 500, and it was MUCH easier to fly. Much more stable. I would agree with the others that going on to the raptor would be better for the frustration level.

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12-09-2004 11:55 PM  13 years agoPost 7
swattley

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thanks for all the info. it is good to hear that someone has got the thing to hover and foward flight, and rafael i may pick your brain for a few ideas after i get the engine back in and running if you dont mind. talking to tech support they did tell me that there are too different sets of blades, they claim the flat edge blades give more lift ?
my plan will be to get it to hover, hopefully foward flight and then strip the radio and gyro out and start with a raptor. if it crashes it is done!! i am going to get a simulator very soon and start with that. any other replies would be greatly appreciated.

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12-10-2004 12:59 AM  13 years agoPost 8
flipped2left

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flat on the bottom hmm most of my blades are already like that but it's the curve of the top that actually does most of the work. as air flows over the top of the blade (similar to air flowing over a wing) reduces the atmospheric pressure thus creating a vacumn which in turn is what creates the lift on the bottom of the blade since there is more atmospheric pressure there than what's above the blade( this is during flight) hovering near ground is relying on the downwash of air being generated by the pitch of the blades. ken

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