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05-03-2005 01:29 AM  13 years agoPost 1
bkervaski

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Birmingham, AL, USA

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Hi all, I've ran through multiple sites regarding autos. I have a 30v2 and want to learn them as early as possible. I'm triaining with Reflex, but I feel like I'm missing something simple with the autos as I'm not being even remotely successful.

Any help would be appreciate!

Team Synergy Factory Specialist / Scorpion / Thunder Power / Byron's Fuels

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05-03-2005 01:47 AM  13 years agoPost 2
dgshaffer

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New Jersey

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What would help is if you could list step by step what you're currently doing.

But I'll add my thoughts anyway.

Once you're at altitude begin a little foreword progress. Once you're moving foreword hit the throttle hold switch and imediately lower your collective all the way. Add a little foreword stick to heep a good bit of foreword speed. As the heli nears the ground at about 10 feet, slightly flair back and this will slow the heli. Once it starts to slow a bit come back with a little foreword cyclic and start pulling up on the collective. Not too much but at least 3/4 stick. Keep the attitude of slightly foreword motion. You'll now be at full up collective and on the ground with the motor still running.

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05-03-2005 01:50 AM  13 years agoPost 3
rcheliflyer

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calif., usa

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If you don'nt already have some good rc heli books then
Ray's heli manual and Basic's of RC Helicopter's have info
in book form that just is'nt the same as reading off the web
Also you may need to tweak your sim a bit to get it to fly right.
Go to you local flying site and check out some autos from
others.

Here's a link to some great tips, also many threads on this on RR.

http://www.ronlund.com/autos.htm

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05-03-2005 01:52 AM  13 years agoPost 4
bkervaski

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Yea, I've got Rays. It helped a lot.

He need to write a timeless R/C heli "Theory" book. Taking the theory out of the "Authoritive Manual" and expand on it.

Ok, thanks for the replies. Let me go read and practice.

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05-03-2005 02:49 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Ted Toth

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Myrtle Beach S.C.

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Some more info

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05-03-2005 08:44 PM  13 years agoPost 6
JerryLu

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Gretton, Northants - England

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One reason for your lack of success with the Reflex may be in the setup for the heli you are using.

When I started using this for autos, the heli just fell out of the sky as soon as I hit the throttle hold, even when I bottomed the collective and watching it I could see the blades stopped entirely.

You can correct this by revising the rotor moment of inertia (hit F11 and go to main rotor) to a higher value. Revise until the spool-up seems to reflect you own heli. Too much will be un-realistic but will make for easy learning.

For the Raptor 50 I increased it from 0.06 to 0.1 and this seems to give a realistic response.

Of course smaller helis have lighter blades and are therefore more difficult to auto than a 60 or 90 size.

I still have to learn Have fun!

Jerry

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05-03-2005 09:10 PM  13 years agoPost 7
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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I found autos much harder to do in G2 then real life on my Raptor.

Andy
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http://www.jaxrc.com

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05-03-2005 10:09 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Ted Toth

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I found autos much harder to do in G2 then real life on my Raptor.
I did also till I figured what G2 wanted now they are a snap

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05-03-2005 10:52 PM  13 years agoPost 9
gyan

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Surrey, BC Canada or Blaine Wa.

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Hey Ted what did G2 want for the auto's ?? I've given up on doing them but I need the practice before I try them out.

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05-04-2005 09:32 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Rappy da Raptor

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Dorset

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Hi bkervaski,

I was told to learn them by setting my pitch in normal to -4 or -3 (at low stick) and then when your ready to practice an auto trouble the stickdo an auto and when your getting to close to the ground power up and fly off!!

Once you have your decents sorted practice baby autos and the just flick the switch at the top (Pray ) and auto her down..

P.S much easier then it sounds


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05-04-2005 09:50 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Krypty

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South Africa, Vaal Triangle

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I am in the same boat as you.... I want to learn autos but at the moment a bit scared. Here is a link which I found with plenty information.

http://www.rchelicopterweb.com/Lear...utoRotation.htm

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