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11-26-2006 06:20 PM  11 years agoPost 1
frischman

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I desperately need help. I have spend a serious amount of money on parts and feel I have wasted more time than anything else. I bought a helicopter about amonth ago and followed all instructions and did all the trim stuff and adjustments. I cam on here and found more stuff to do and I still cannot fly the stupid thing.
I am about to give up and put it in the closet.

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11-26-2006 06:33 PM  11 years agoPost 2
cdrking

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Where do you live?

Jeff

To hover is divine, the alternative is rather PLANE.

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11-26-2006 06:40 PM  11 years agoPost 3
frischman

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virginia

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11-26-2006 06:41 PM  11 years agoPost 4
Matthew3

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Thats one main reason I pick this hobbie. If I give up I will never see results. The only way to see results is to bite down and stick with it. It gets much better after you quit crashing.

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11-26-2006 06:43 PM  11 years agoPost 5
Butch

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New York

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Welcome? or Good-by?
Hope its welcome

LOL...Tricky little critters aint they???

Take a deep breath and regroup.
Its Cumulative.
Go back to step one, thoroughly complete, then proceed to step two.
As YOU learn, you can supplement with both friends and RR.

Takes a bit of time, but time well spent.

Important to include when you post your heli brand/type and how it is equipped.

Good Luck!

The Whirlybug Bit Me!

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11-26-2006 06:44 PM  11 years agoPost 6
aarinsingh

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Thompson, MB

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http://www.pilotlocator.net/

Here is a list of guys, find somebody to give you a hand. Check at your Local Hobby Shop for the nearest club. Its tough learning by yourself. Most guys are more then willing ot help you out.

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11-26-2006 07:33 PM  11 years agoPost 7
Kinger

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Do you have a simulator yet? What type of machine are you trying to learn on?

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11-26-2006 07:40 PM  11 years agoPost 8
frischman

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unfortunately I do not have a simulator and as $$$$ permits I do not have the cash for one right now.
I have a helicopter that is a Converted honeybee CP which I understand is the same as a Blade CP. The conversion I undertsand was the head was changed to that of a Blade CP. It was given to me and is in great shape. It has flown and I have seen it fly. It is setup correctly because it has flown.

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11-26-2006 08:04 PM  11 years agoPost 9
OsiViper

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Farmington, NM

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It is a hard skill to get down, but once you do its really really fun.

Best thing you can do is once you get the money is get a sim.
And also- see if you can find a local pilot, that is one of the best things you can do

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11-26-2006 08:35 PM  11 years agoPost 10
jdmoore64

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I know where you're coming from. Find someone to help. Don't give up!

John

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11-26-2006 09:30 PM  11 years agoPost 11
wurthless

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ifin it wur eazy, wernt be no fun,,,,,,keep tryin

QUICK! ,,,can someone turn the gravity off for just a second,,,,

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11-26-2006 10:19 PM  11 years agoPost 12
C Schoolcraft

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it is hard im new at it too i got my frist hover today and that was a feet all it own like everyone else says you shoud get a sim and so should i but im in the same boat with not having the money what part of VA do you live in im in norfolk and know of a good hobbie shop with people who only fly helis if you live near here let me know ill give you the address they will help you

giving up is easy trainning is hard you give up now you may never learn

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11-26-2006 11:52 PM  11 years agoPost 13
irocu88

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norfolk,va

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Where in Va are you, if you are close enough I will GIVE you my old g2 sim but it will have to be after the 12th, as I will be out of town....Don't give up!!

jeff

Caliber 90 FT os91 c-spec
Caliber 50, OS50 hyper
Caliber 30 OS37

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11-27-2006 12:06 AM  11 years agoPost 14
BC Don

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Calgary, AB Canada

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Without a Sim you've certainly added to the difficulty. Still, lots of people have learned without a Sim.

Do you have training gear on it? I'd suggest some bamboo rods and ping pong balls.

To start, you want to do little hops. The Heli is tail in, you power up just enough to get the Heli to lift off and then put it down again. Don't shut the power off entirely but after a second or so go into the next "hop". When the Heli gets a bit of a ways away from you, physically walk over and put it back where it belongs. Now increase the time of each of your hops, keep your elevation to a foot or so. This should get you to a point where you can do basic hovering.

Got Money? Send it to me, I'm a Heli Addict.

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11-27-2006 12:58 AM  11 years agoPost 15
bexusflexus

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Tulsa, OK

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The heli you have is very difficult to learn on. I had the Blade CPP and found it frustrating. Got a Trex 450SE and can hover w/no problems, but once I started fast forward flight and some "playing around" the crashes started.

I have a nitro powered Fury which is a .60 sized heli and I can tell you that it is much, much easier to control than my Trex. So as you get into the bigger helis they do get much more stable.

However, if you are going to try to learn on the CP then you will benefit greatly by having a sim, and a good one (i.e., G3.5, Reflex XTR, Phoenix, etc.). This will teach you the basics and will save you alot of time and money rebuilding.

I know right where you are at, believe me, but once you get a few successes under your belt it will be water under the bridge.

If you want some help in this forum about setup you will need to detail what your heli is doing. It is probably something quite simple to fix.

Regards...

even not doing anything would have been better than nothing...

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11-27-2006 01:45 AM  11 years agoPost 16
Portblock

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Van Nuys, CA

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if you cant afford a sim at the moment, go for FMS, its free

The voices in my head can beat up the voices in your head.

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11-27-2006 01:59 AM  11 years agoPost 17
George Matthews

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N.W. Ohio

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Well this is somewhat typical. Guys want your "expert advise" but when this advise doesn't match either they level of commitment or there perceived budget then they want to blow off the advise.
If its worth doing its worth doing correctly. I work in a hobby shop and I see this on a daily basis, guys come in say they want to learn to fly helis. When we give them sound advise almost always they opt to go the perceived cheap and easy route, almost never fails.
I tell these guys that if they really want to fly helis then skip the blade cp route and at least go with the T-RexSA package I have for $569.00. I also explain that if they want to fly helis a certain level of commitment of time and energy will be nessasary.
In fact of the several dozen Blade CP's I have sold a very small percentage of fliers ever go on to any kind of more advanced heli. They just get frustrated and give up despite our best efforts to point them in the correct direction. The Blade Cp, Honeybee ect. are poor excuses for a viable heli. The reason we see then on the market is the manufacturers see easy market with no regard for our hobbies future. Remember there is no such thing as cheap and easy when it comes to a activity or hobby that is worth doing.

George Matthews

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11-27-2006 01:59 AM  11 years agoPost 18
brooksnb

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Sussex , New Brunswick , Canada

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if you cant afford a sim at the moment, go for FMS, its free
I strongly second tht !! ...the key word is FREE...a space bar is your lerning friend with a sim...plus do everything possible to get a person who flies to help you get strted.

Hang in there...I have been almost 3 years and all I really do is hover...I don't have the time to get out and fly so I use the sim whenever I can and will NEVER sell my aircraft...helis included untill I at least conquer them.

Good luck...

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Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.... Dennis

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11-27-2006 02:24 AM  11 years agoPost 19
frischman

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I was told the heli I received was a good one. If this is not then I will look into another helicopter.
Guys want your "expert advise" but when this advise doesn't match either they level of commitment or there perceived budget then they want to blow off the advise
I do want advise and will listen. You mentioned that the blade cp and the honeybee are not viable helicopters to learn on. Tell me what I need to do. Yes, money is an issue and I am sure it is with everyone. But if paying a litle more will help me enjoy this instead of being frustrated then I will do that. I have not intentionally blown off anyones advice. I apologize if I have given that impression.
Remember there is no such thing as cheap and easy when it comes to a activity or hobby that is worth doing.
As I have come to learn very quickly.

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11-27-2006 03:13 AM  11 years agoPost 20
jimco

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east texas

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Find your self a 30 or 50 size , nitro raptor. best learning platform around, from my perspective. Check around the web, plenty for sale, cheap. RCU, or #bay

Honey, where's the check book, it's Fedex again

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