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05-06-2005 09:59 PM  12 years agoPost 1
maj993

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New Jersey, Paramus

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I just wanted to know how much wind can these Micro Heli's can handle?

I was fying today for the first time in a big ball field that had some 28-30mph wind gust. I've flew in this type of condtions before but mostly 10-15 feet high and was able to manage. I'm bin only flying this first heli for about a 4 weeks now and can do basic stuff like figre 8's, hover, FF & Piro's.

I was about 100-150 feet in the air and was having trouble geting her down do to the amount of wind up there. I was facing Nose in to the wind but when i tired to do a slow left rudder the heli did a hard right roll and droped nose in to the dirt at 100ft.

Broke:
Main MAH blades
Rear blades
bent boom
bent alum landing gear
bent HD main mass
bent blade rod
crack body

I was just wondering in these type of situations what do u do.

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05-06-2005 10:17 PM  12 years agoPost 2
new sceadu

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LEICSTERSHIRE

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Hi
I don't fly my trex in anything more than 15mph. Have you got idle up set and good negative pitch to bring it down?

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05-07-2005 05:57 AM  12 years agoPost 3
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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Reflect and never fly in wind like that with a micro. As far as flying and what you can do in a situation like that... hard to do anything to fight mother nature with a heli size of Shogun it just does not have mass. Hold on and hope you can gain control........ Do not sweat it, sounds like you tried your best, it happens...

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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05-07-2005 07:25 AM  12 years agoPost 4
wings

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Stafford, UK

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I have personally flown in similar conditions, flying is ok (but not exactly fun!) - its landing these little buggers. I had to put her down in idle-up2 as it had plenty of negative. clipped the tail blades on landing and broke the ball joints. I now don't fly in anything more than 10-15 mph winds. Lesson learned. I think you were very unfortunate to sustain that much damage, hope you get her flying again soon.

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05-08-2005 07:50 AM  12 years agoPost 5
TomC

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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If you want to fight the wind you need 2 things; weight and headspeed. Dial your idle up (+/- 8 deg pitch) to at least 2400 rpm and strap and extra battery pack to the front landing gear legs. The extra battery pack will lower your CG and move it a bit forward as well. This will help but I really think that +20 mph winds is a big ask for this little heli!

Cheers,

Tom C

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05-09-2005 02:26 PM  12 years agoPost 6
maj993

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New Jersey, Paramus

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Thanks guys for all your info.... I think I'll stay low level flying if the wind gust are high or not fly at all. It's good to stock up on parts so you can get back out there and flying again. I took her up yesterday just to make sure that it was not a TX/RX glitching issue but this time the wind was low. Test flight was a succsess!!


this fourm is the best...

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05-09-2005 03:53 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Hoverdown3K

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Rochester, New York

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I fly my shogun in 20 to 25 winds without any Problem, just set an idle up curve with something that has decent neg pitch.

The Shogun jams in the wind, I love flying in the wind, without it I am bored.

When you are trying to turn against the wind, sometimes it is better to turn with the wind, if the Heli starts to turn just go with it. Also you need a decent headspeed (2300 to 2600) to get good tail response

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05-09-2005 06:24 PM  12 years agoPost 8
wings

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Stafford, UK

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Hoverdown3K

i think its gusts that are the issue, i agree that flying in light winds is actually more fun + makes the blades sound v.cool. However flying in strong gusts is a nightmare, these babies are too light for it and end up climbing and dropping like a roller coaster, making landings 'a little hairy'.

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05-09-2005 06:43 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Hoverdown3K

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Rochester, New York

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Agreed 100%, Gusty type winds make landing a nightmare. I don't mind a steady wind with a couple light gusts, but gusty wind is very hard to land in.

Your right about the blade sound!! very cool!

I use fiberglass blades and have a blast with them..

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05-09-2005 07:01 PM  12 years agoPost 10
iskoos

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Orlando, FL

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I don't fly my Shogun if it is windy. These things not meant to fly in windy conditions. I fly mine in the early morning or late afternoon (before dusk) even sometimes in the night.
Shogun flies awesome when it is calm out there. But if it is windy, it is trouble more than it is fun.

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