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09-16-2007 12:56 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Dave_E

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Greetings to all I haven't met on the TRex page. I'm a new pilot, got the hover down pat, am starting to "wander" around the front yard and street, mostly tail-in stuff, occasionaly getting up 20', but mostly chest high. Today I flew in what I called "trying" conditions. Now get this... the flag on the house just had a lazy wagging going on, and had my hands full trying not to crash! Updrafts, then a "oh sh**" big throtle recovery as a downdraft is slamming it onto the ground, I was like a yo-yo. Anyway... is sport flying harder in the wind than 3D? Do you do 3D in the wind? Dave

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09-16-2007 01:01 AM  10 years agoPost 2
ChopperEddie

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What heli are you flying? Larger helis buck winds far better than smaller ones.

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09-16-2007 01:02 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Shoego Heli

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Anyway... is sport flying harder in the wind than 3D? Do you do 3D in the wind? Dave
At this point for you anything more than the breeze of a fan is going to throw you off. I remember I would always look for an area between 2 large buildings to block the wind and also hoping to use a high school gym to learn hovering. Try a little expo for so help, weights on your flybar and lots of simulator time. Believe it or not you'll begin to feel comfortable with flying in the wind.

Sport flying for you may be harder right now if your head speed is too low as you'll be floating around and then the breeze and gusts will dictate where the heli moves. Have someone help you on your settings for normal flight.

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09-16-2007 01:05 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Pistol Pete

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09-16-2007 01:30 AM  10 years agoPost 5
kangarooster

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I thimk it is a case of Recursion happening.

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09-16-2007 01:33 AM  10 years agoPost 6
Dave_E

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Sorry, TRex 450S, and also have a ESky HBK2.

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09-16-2007 04:47 AM  10 years agoPost 7
patriot21

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Byron,MN

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was flying my 50 and 90 in 15-25mph today... I have even flown my 90 in 30+..... Makes for interesting 3d...

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09-16-2007 05:49 AM  10 years agoPost 8
Two Left Thumbs

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Houston, Texas - USA

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Hi Dave. The 450 can actually handle quite a bit of wind, depending on setup.

Are you hovering in Normal mode, or Idle1? If in normal, it will be harder to hover in the wind. Idle1 will give you a higher head speed, and more constant head speed, so that moving the left stick mainly varies your pitch. In normal you are changing both pitch and throttle, so you are always chasing head speed after a gust lifts you up.

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09-17-2007 04:56 PM  10 years agoPost 9
SSMKN2

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Greensboro NC

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Well as for as for idle up or norm thats not i have a lot of experience with yet, however, the easiest way to fly successfully in the wind is be cognizant of it....take off and land in to the wind whenever possible. When you can judge the direction of the wind you can anticipate the heli's reaction. I was flying tonight after dinner, about an hour and a halfs worth and to say the least it was a bit sporty out. I was just flying into the wind for takeoff, andthen just getting some altitude and flying circuits. However, if you do your hover work farther out of ground effect you have more time to correct for the wind. It seems to me the T-rex 450 doesnt get bothered by the wind too badly, esp if you have a good gyro/tail setup. The best thing to do is just be patient and pay attention to the wind direction.....good luck and hope this helps

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09-17-2007 05:05 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Darren Lee

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I just got back in from flying a couple packs in 10-15mph winds...and loved every second of it! Get that headspeed up and never fly in normal mode!

When you get some experience and you're flying a well set-up machine with a solid tail the wind is a blast! I'd say the limit for a 450 size heli is around 20mph. After that, it's no fun.

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09-17-2007 06:05 PM  10 years agoPost 11
tlankford01

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Amarillo, TX 79110

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I had a 450 and it was hoot even in stiffer winds 15 mph+. I live in the panhandle of Texas and it blows here. I fly my larger birds in winds in excess of 25mph pretty often.

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09-17-2007 06:22 PM  10 years agoPost 12
sharam

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Northern California - Fly at Morgan Hill Field

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Flying in the wind is at first scary as heck!! I remember that my hands were shaking whenever the wind would start pushing my heli around. I would not want to fly unless the windsock was just lying flat on its side.

Lttle by little, I got used to it. These days I look forward to the wind since it keeps the plank guys on the ground and it provides a great environment for shooting autos.

Just remember that the wind is your friend - it's just going to take a little time to really get to know him!!

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09-17-2007 10:29 PM  10 years agoPost 13
Dave_E

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Stanwood, WA

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Crashed the 450 for the first time today, wasn't the wind that actually caused it, it was me over-correcting. See my other post today.

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09-17-2007 10:40 PM  10 years agoPost 14
Captain Crazy

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Wakefield, England

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Keep flying in the wind and you will learn how your heli reacts and almost as a second nature correct it without thinking.As previously said wind can be your friend.

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