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07-07-2008 09:07 AM  9 years agoPost 1
Edward

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It may sound stupid to most of you but can anyone let me know where should I begin looking for information on the very basic for flying a heli; the principles, settings and even the terms (they all seem so complicated to understand). Is there any websites, articles or even books that I can get from the internet? I asked because I just got into this hobby and seem to be lost. I found a book and DVDs by Ray Hostetler on http://www.helihobby.com/html/helic...ssistance.html, are they good? I really appreciate any kind of help you guys can give me. Thanks

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07-07-2008 09:29 AM  9 years agoPost 2
spencer737

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The Ray books and videos are quite good, it will take time to learn what is what but the learning will NEVER stop, the best way is to engage in the forums, read the magazines (RC Heli Mag) and meet people who fly! Also a little trial and error helps

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07-07-2008 09:33 AM  9 years agoPost 3
spencer737

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Also you may want to check out Bob White's (Finless) help room on Heli Freak http://www.helifreak.com/forumdisplay.php?f=60
He does alot of reviews on rc heli equipment and goes through step by step on building, seting up and even flying

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07-07-2008 05:15 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Edward

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Thanks, Spencer737

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07-07-2008 05:47 PM  9 years agoPost 5
helical

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Definately buy Ray's book. You'll refer to it many times.

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07-08-2008 12:57 AM  9 years agoPost 6
bigdog714

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There isn't anything you cant learn here, just ask

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07-08-2008 05:34 PM  9 years agoPost 7
f penfold

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Join a heli club near you heli pilots love to help people. if you joined a club they could see when or before you ever had a problem

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07-08-2008 08:43 PM  9 years agoPost 8
HeliSmith

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Just use the forum and as you crash/upgrade/repeat it will just start coming to you. Before you know it you will be an expert.

You see the easiest way to learn something is to be interested in it and as you research things for your specific heli you will be interested in that so it works powerfully.

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07-08-2008 10:12 PM  9 years agoPost 9
ruddernate

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learning

can't believe noone's mentioned radd's school of rotary flight. if you're disciplined enough to follow it by the letter i think you'll find it very helpful. it's helped me calm myself down and not exceed my skill level to fast. i think it's probably saved my wallet as well.

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07-08-2008 10:17 PM  9 years agoPost 10
TJinGuy

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Yeah RunRyder is probably your best resource.

That said, many times the best way to learn is to do. So get a heli and start doing.

On the RADDs deal, it sounds good but it is only a basic start when you are actually ready to fly. Plus it is a little out dated. I read through it and even tried some of it but soon became bored and moved on. I personally would recommend that every newbie read over it and then see what they think.

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07-08-2008 11:07 PM  9 years agoPost 11
ruddernate

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i agree. radd's was good for me learning not to just go out and try ff right away. i was gung ho and it just served me well in theaching me to take baby steps. i think if you give it a week when you're brand new it will serve you well. then for sure you need to move on. lest you get bored. just taught me some patience.

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07-09-2008 12:42 AM  9 years agoPost 12
HeliSmith

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Radd's bored me I was crash/rebuild/repeat kinda guy. I know Radd's is the smarter move.

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07-09-2008 01:54 AM  9 years agoPost 13
Heli_Man_Bob

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I will add a flight sim to the list one with flight instruction built in.

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