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08-12-2007 06:03 PM  10 years agoPost 1
motorcitymik

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White lake, Mi.

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I've been flying for a couple months now,I'm doing pretty good,can hoover excellent,fly forward,stall stop,fly backwards,but I'm stuck there I cant turn and come back at myself,cant turn at all really,like do a oval in front of me.How do I advance?I'm very eager to learn and dedicated to this hobby,Ive crashed a couple times and rebuilt.I'm flying a Caliber 30 and pleased with how good it handles.Please help or send me in the right direction.

"what does this do?" ohhh #@8*%!

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08-12-2007 06:09 PM  10 years agoPost 2
legoman67

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Nanoose Bay B.C,​Canada

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comming back at yourself is the next hardest thing from first flights, im having a hard time doing it too, been practicing nose in a lot on the sim lately, may try hovering noise in today.

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08-12-2007 06:20 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Yug

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UK. Herts

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Start with hovering laizy 8s then work on getting it more smooth and rounded, especially the transitions. This will give you a good foundation to develop orientation and manouvering skills. Following on with remote circles and stuff. Once you're comfortable with this, build speed to FF rather than hovering. You'll then get used to maintaining smooth banked turns.
When disaster strikes with orientation, a quick bit of rudder brings you safe. Also remember that whatever position the heli is currently in, is because you flew it there; It's kind of useful to remember this as it leads to better continuity

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08-12-2007 06:34 PM  10 years agoPost 4
HHawk

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Hovering in all orientations confidently on the sim will make turn-arounds easier. Are you practicing on a sim? I suggest getting it down pat on the sim before attempting it for real, and then you will be amazed at how similar the two are. Of coarse this comes from someone who has over 3000 hours on the sim LOL

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08-12-2007 06:44 PM  10 years agoPost 5
RCMed-x

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westpalmbeachflorida​usa

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Hovering in all orientations confidently on the sim
this is the difference most can fly but some can hover

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08-12-2007 06:52 PM  10 years agoPost 6
cookie0664

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Loveland, Colorado​(Larimer County)

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I was in the same boat here awhile back. My buddy helped me over come the nose in. I started by just doing spins to the right and to the left. After i got that down then I would spin it halfway around and just look at the nose. Then quickly spin it back to tail-in. My next step was to go nose-in and make a couple of small adjustments. My buddy made it easy by telling me what ever low wing is move the sticks to the same side and it will correct itself. So whatever side it was leaning to, move the sticks same side to correct it. It takes some time but it gets easier and easier as you do it more. Just dont panic and make small adjustments. Just remember if it starts to sink, add some collective and keep it up there. Hope this helps!

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08-12-2007 07:55 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Gearhead

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motorcitymik, dude,, try this,,

part 1) hover your heli in front of you, now turn your heli left using the rudder, BUT at the same time turn your body left with the heli, now the heli is at your right side pointing forward of you but your heli is still tail-in to your Tx sticks,, practice that a few times,

part 2) now practice the same thing turning your heli right and your body right so your heli is to the left of you when you stop turning,, practice that a few times,

part 3) now do part 1, but when your heli is at your right pointing forward of you push the cyclic stick forward and fly forward say 30 ft and stop (40 or 50 ft if you can), now bring your heli back,, do this a few times or until you can do it without you being nervous,

see, now you have learned to turn the heli and fly it forward !!

part 4) now after you get all that down, do part 1 and fly your heli say 15 or 20 ft from you and stop, now turn your heli right as your heli is 20 ft from you, BUT again turn your body right at the same time "see your heli is still tail-in to your Tx sticks" but you have learned to fly forward as you turned right and left,,,

the point of all this is you keep the front of your body facing in the same direction your heli is pointing, this keeps the heli tail-in to your Tx sticks yet it teaches you to fly forward after turning,, now after you do this a while you slowly do a figure 8 while turning your body, then after you have done a few figure 8s you slowly stop turning your body, at that moment you will be into forward flight and on your own,,

""it only took me 6 tanks of fuel to go from hovering to forward flight using this method""

I will send you a pre-written PM that goes more into depth, I hope it woks for you !!

Jim

Jim
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08-12-2007 08:30 PM  10 years agoPost 8
RCMed-x

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westpalmbeachflorida​usa

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This might help when you are nose in move right stick in the direction heli is going this will correct

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08-12-2007 09:50 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Kiwimark

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Mandurah, WA -​Australia

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Hi Wasp can you please send me a copy to,
Cheers
Mark

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08-13-2007 12:37 AM  10 years agoPost 10
radiohelitec

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UK

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Hi Wasp,
I have been teaching people for some time and that is the best description I have heard.

Will pass this to some people If thats OK.

Fury Extreme:Raptor50 -- Of course I can fly it, but if you see me running try and keep up !!!!!!!

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08-13-2007 09:36 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Gearhead

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radiohelitec,, I'm glad you like it, I used this technique to get into FF, after hovering for a gallon my instructor wanted me to walk forward with my heli, but I didn't feel ready so I asked "what if I just turn my heli as I turn my body, then I will always be tail-in to the sticks ?", after doing only 6 turns (6 left, 6 right) I started pushing the cyclic stick forward more and more and I was doing 100 ft figure 8s within that 1 tank of fuel,,

if you are teaching some one here is another thing you can do,,,

after the above~ when the trainee is ready to turn his heli with the rudder withOUT turning his body, you (the instructor) stands behind the trainee, have him hover, have him use his rudder to turn the heli 90 degrees, but the instructor will have his hands on the trainee's shoulders and ready to turn the trainee's body (in the same direction of the heli's nose) if he gets into trouble..

Jim

Jim
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