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12-01-2007 07:26 AM  10 years agoPost 1
CUJO

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San Angelo, TX

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Since it's been such a long time since I had a heli I remember that all the problems that I had trying to learn how to hover was due to the fact that I was trying to do it within the rotorwash and once I tried it at a higher level I did fine.

Question is, as it seems the small helis (I just got a AxeCP for Christmas but don't get it until then) are more unstable, are more of the problems people have becasue of hovering to low and not out of the rotorwash?

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12-01-2007 08:23 AM  10 years agoPost 2
jbiter

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Sebring, FL

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While hovering in ground effect does sometimes make a heli more unstable, I think the main problem with the small helicopters like the blade are due to it's light weight.

The lighter heli lacks the time delay that bigger helis enjoy due to the bigger helis heavier mass. This time delay gives us time to react to a ship which is not flying the proper attitude for a hover.

Control slop is also a contributing cause for the cheap micros.

Jeff

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12-01-2007 09:17 AM  10 years agoPost 3
DJDAZ

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Perth Western Australia

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Jeff is right.

It's all the above plus a couple of things to remember is that when learning to hover, if you have training gear the rotor wash is horrible to stability. Also the plain skittery nature of small heli's makes a 30 size for a beginner a lot more stable.

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12-01-2007 11:15 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Dave M

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Agree with above...plus any Heli with a tail motor is just horrible. That and the fact the so called gyro they put in these is no better. But if they put good electronics in them to fly well, they would cost $500+.. but they still can be fun.

It's OK....It's not your fault !!!

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