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HelicopterBeginners Corner › Why cant I fly slowly????
06-03-2009 02:38 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Michaelinpr

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I can finally fly around now, but I only seem to be able to do it at high speeds.

I am sure that it is more important that I do my turns slowly and under control.

Wwhat are some pointers for learning to control my heli at slow speeds?

Michael

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06-03-2009 02:54 AM  8 years agoPost 2
TaleGunner

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Just keep flying it all about stick time.

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06-03-2009 03:02 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Michaelinpr

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So that is normal then, fast flight before slow????

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06-03-2009 03:14 AM  8 years agoPost 4
TaleGunner

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It was for me and Im sure for most just keep at it

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06-03-2009 03:21 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Michaelinpr

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Will do. Thanks Talegunner

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06-03-2009 03:28 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Zaneman007

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Just give it some elevator to slow it down. You can control the speed, but YOU will have to do it.

Personally, I like doing FFF. The faster the better, crawling around is not for me. AND.... IMO..... you learn to fly the heli without having to think about it more by doing FFF verses going slow.

Enjoy

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06-03-2009 03:31 AM  8 years agoPost 7
RappyTappy

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It takes precision skill to fly a controlled speed forward flight and constant height pattern. Stick bangers everywhere can do piro flips ect(all sim time), but couldn't do nice controlled pattern right side up or inverted if their heli depended on it.

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06-03-2009 03:37 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Raffy

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Learn to hover stationary.

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06-03-2009 03:49 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Michaelinpr

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I can hover fine. To the point I think I could eat with one hand while using the cyclic to stay stationary.

It is just trying to keep the nose just slightly down in foward flight to keep it slow. It either goes back to a hover or tilts down a little more and then I am going fast again.

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06-03-2009 03:54 AM  8 years agoPost 10
Raffy

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Do as you ride a horse! Pull the reign to slow down or stop, turn right or left, as you please or else the horse will take you for a ride.
It is just trying to keep the nose just slightly down in foward flight to keep it slow
That will not slow it down. If you keep the nose down with power then it will move that's why you can't fly slowly. Keep the nose up to slow down.

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06-03-2009 04:28 AM  8 years agoPost 11
wthford

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Give a little aft (back)trim on your cyclic. If you give forward trim, it will tend to keep you in forward flight. A little aft trim will maybe make it want to back up a bit while hovering, but in FF you'll have to make more of a conscious effort to get into FFF.

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06-03-2009 01:10 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Mutt

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Pratice pratice pratice.

Rappy tappy your statement is so true seen a couple of stickbangers try to fly scale like me and my buddy they couldnt at all lol.

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06-03-2009 01:37 PM  8 years agoPost 13
RCHSF

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That where I'm at, I can hover with one hand tied behind my back, and I have been getting used to FF and slowly cruseing around.

The heli will pretty much just fly slow FF if you dont drop the noise.
but it will try to speed up, then you have to apply some aft elevator.

It's fun just cruseing around the sky, learning all perfect control or the heli.

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06-03-2009 02:07 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Skarn

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Can you hover nose-in?

IMO you should definitely learn to hover in ALL orientations before you get into much forward flight...plus, this will help you with your speed.

As the others said, pull back on elevator (pitch nose slighty up not down) to slow the heli.

Good luck!
Skarn

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06-03-2009 02:24 PM  8 years agoPost 15
TDriver

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Can you tell me why nose in hover will help you in FF? FF is how i learned nose in..

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06-03-2009 02:25 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Steff Giguere

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Helis seem easier to control at faster speeds. With time you could slow down, and you will also notice that what you are now calling fast speed will become midium speed. I agree it's all about stick time.
Good luck.

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06-03-2009 02:40 PM  8 years agoPost 17
jbdww

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It is like playing music, the slower songs are harder to play as you have to tune each and every note. With a heli flying slower you have to give it more input to keep it smooth as if you are in a hover. Practice is the only key to clean this up.
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06-03-2009 06:16 PM  8 years agoPost 18
Skarn

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Can you tell me why nose in hover will help you in FF? FF is how i learned nose in..
It's not that it will help you learn FF, but inevitably, you can get into a situation where you accidentally end up nose-in and if you are not comfortable you could end up crashing. Also, the more stick time you have, the more comfortable you will be and thus more control. Baby steps... In reality, there really is no right or wrong way to learn, but IMO it's just logical to learn how to hover in all orientations before going to the next step.

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06-03-2009 06:37 PM  8 years agoPost 19
tbosco

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Signal Mt. TN USA

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F-L-Y it
Some really good words in these posts. YOU have to FLY it slow...consciously. I am a beginner also, just getting into forward flight, and my mentors INSIST that I hover every which way but loose, and FLY SLOW. I am appreciating their advice as my turns are looking much better than when I started... getting very precice and controlled just takes a lot of practice... and the Sim is the best place for it.
Cheers!

tbosco

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06-04-2009 07:03 AM  8 years agoPost 20
DKNguyen

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You could always limit your collective which will limit your power and lift. You'll have no choice but to fly slower.

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