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07-12-2008 09:40 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Elgreco

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I like to help a friend of mine get off the ground finally because he's in the hobby for a while now, has 5 helis, and although he can handle it in the sim, he is just afraid of crashing the real thing and besides 1-2 min of hovering, he has not advanced on the real thing.

So I offered to help him with a buddy box. I was wondering how I should set it up. Don't mean the connection, just the controls.

I read somewhere that people start by giving control to the newbie of one stick only in the beginning. Is that true ? Which should be first ?

I just need to make sure that by trying to help him, I don't make a mess of things as I have never attempted this before. I can fly myself no problem I just want to make sure how to help him best.

Do I start by letting him handle throttle and rudder, or cyclic ? Both ?

These are my worries...Maybe point me to an article or post of the kind...

I'll be using my X9303 and he has the DX7.

Thanks in advance.

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07-12-2008 11:02 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Mutt

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Let him use all the controls if he can fly a sim he will be able to do the real thing just be ready to take over in a hurry. I feel by not letting them have full use of controls is a waste of time and will slow progress. I have seen others teach that way on planes over the years and laugh everytime I see it I been flying over 40 years and teaching the whole time and I have the student learn all controls not one at a time.

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07-12-2008 11:13 PM  9 years agoPost 3
toolman18

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Portland Tx

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I helped a buddy once. I controlled the throttle stick. He held the controland worked the right stick. I kept him out of trouble but he had to try both stick by himself when i wasnt around. Youi guessed it. Crash. Then i was helping him rebuild. After awhile he started to understand it more and i let him have both. I only helped him to get hovering not ff.

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07-13-2008 03:22 AM  9 years agoPost 4
TJinGuy

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Socorro, NM - USA

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Sounds like he has "pretty" helis and not function learning helis. I learned on a King2 that I could plow into the ground and have back up and running in 2 hours and $10-$25 total in parts and blades. I tell you, it was nice to be able to just put on TG and then do it without the fear of a $200 crash.

Just a thought.

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07-13-2008 03:26 AM  9 years agoPost 5
altima1779

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I have been doing it with the same exact radio setup. If the heli is set up on the dx7 then he will have to fly with your 9303. It goes pretty well, if you set it up right on his radio he will only have control of the sticks but not any of the switches.

What i did was just start a model on my 9303 and i just used his name for the model. Just make sure that everything is going the right way including idle up and such.

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