RunRyder RC
 3  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 1 page 744 views
09-02-2003 02:45 AM  14 years agoPost 1
Frequency47

rrVeteran

Port Ewen, NY

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

When will the time arise when the FMA Co-Pilot and a gyo such as the Futaba GY401/9253 combo are merged into one unit? If heli's are so unstable, would it make sense to do tis? I could see the marketing side, it would do well. More people would get into itif it were a less costly hobby.

CEO Sub-Terrainian Aircraft Development Corp.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 03:31 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Al Magaloff

rrMaster

12,199 Posts- Enough Time Wasted. See Ya!

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I want to sit on my couch, drink Labatts and watch TV, while my heli flys 3D out in the back yard, by itself. Yeah! Doesn't the future of helicopters look bleak!

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 06:52 AM  14 years agoPost 3
Frequency47

rrVeteran

Port Ewen, NY

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

YIP

Just trying to avoid the crashes so the old lady stops yellin'.

CEO Sub-Terrainian Aircraft Development Corp.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 07:51 AM  14 years agoPost 4
mvhf

rrApprentice

Antwerp, Belgium

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If the hobby wasn't so challenging, i would not be into it, maybe more people, but not me.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 09:34 AM  14 years agoPost 5
Angelos

rrKey Veteran

nr Oxford, OX11, UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Frequency47,
I wouldn't put a co-pilot on my 3D heli even if it was free. Perhaps you see a use for it now if you are a begginer but you will soon find that it is not needed.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 09:13 PM  14 years agoPost 6
Frequency47

rrVeteran

Port Ewen, NY

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I Think

I think you are right, but right now I am still quite a bubblefart when it comes to flying. Hopefully a fella from the other club that I have met will get me in the air with a buddy chord. It was hard finding a pilot with a radio to mach, my radio is a 6x, and most of my friends have a JR, or HiTec.

CEO Sub-Terrainian Aircraft Development Corp.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 10:56 PM  14 years agoPost 7
9387ASH

rrElite Veteran

UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I dont know if this applies over there, but here in the UK some clubs have "older sets " that have the buddy facility that they will let you use to learn on.

Ask around, ask your buddies if they have an older set that you could borrow that has the buddy lead system.

If all else fails, see what your best buddy uses and try and buy a compatible set.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
09-02-2003 11:12 PM  14 years agoPost 8
Frequency47

rrVeteran

Port Ewen, NY

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

True

You may be right, but it was just radio incompatibility or work schedules that prevented the buddy thing. I have never heard of older sets, but maybe we just call them somthing else.

Sar, and a few other pilots have taken me this far and between work and repairs I think we are fine.

Nice Auto Sar!

CEO Sub-Terrainian Aircraft Development Corp.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 01:34 PM  14 years agoPost 9
Angelos

rrKey Veteran

nr Oxford, OX11, UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

why not learn like the rest 99% of us. starting slowly from the gound doing small hops. It works for everyone. I have only one use for a co-pilot... I take aerial photos from very high up where I can't really see if the heli is level. The camera operator can of course see it though the video link but negotiating the corretion isn't awlays easy. Thus the co-pilot. I take my hands of the stick and the heli levels itself.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 08:27 PM  14 years agoPost 10
Frequency47

rrVeteran

Port Ewen, NY

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Sure

I agree, but I was having technical problems with the unit. I have had it quite high before the last crash, but it made my buddies nervous.

Airborn photography is the ultmate goal.

What do you believe is the best self contained videop camera to use for the "pilot" cam, not the work cam?

CEO Sub-Terrainian Aircraft Development Corp.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 08:37 PM  14 years agoPost 11
TroyE

rrApprentice

Orlando, FL.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I always tell my airplane buddies that you can teach a monkey to fly airplanes. I like the challange. it takes 99% consentration to fly heli's the other 1% is for breathing and standing up.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
09-03-2003 08:41 PM  14 years agoPost 12
Frequency47

rrVeteran

Port Ewen, NY

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

You Have It

I always forget the breathing part......

That explains everything!

CEO Sub-Terrainian Aircraft Development Corp.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2003 04:03 AM  14 years agoPost 13
pistole

rrVeteran

Heli Land ....

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The CP system is an invaluable learning tool. I know because I went down the hover - crash - rebuild - hover - crash - rebuild - FF - crash - rebuild cycle.

Never again.

Trust me , with a CP on your heli , your learning curve will be great , you'll stop crashing (unless you dumbthumb it near to mother earth) and there is no need for any SIM time.

There are alot of people on this forum who have nothing positive to say about CP. These are also the same people who shamelessly use computer radios and gyros on their precious machines.

Read everything with a ton of salt. And then fly the blades of your bird.

Cheers.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2003 04:09 AM  14 years agoPost 14
Sar

rrElite Veteran

Saugeties, NY

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The fields where Freq47 and I fly are surrounded by trees, at one field there is a line of 'intentionally planted trees' behind us by 25-50 feet and at the other field they are maybe 200-300 feet away, will this have adverse affects on the co-pilots, I remember reading something about trees and the co-pilot not working well together.

Freq47 is doing good at hovering so far, without the co-pilot. I think he really just needs to burn fuel and hover for a few gallons like I did. Rven if it gets boring, once you have hovering down it really gets built in your head how to stabilize the heli. I think the CP would be better in FF as most of my problems when starting FF(long runs, maybe 150-200 feet of FF before returning to hover, as Manzer can attest) was getting back into a hover and keeping it right up bringing it back to me.

And I think he needs a artificial breathing machine when he flies, I know I do at points!

--
Jon

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2003 04:20 AM  14 years agoPost 15
Frequency47

rrVeteran

Port Ewen, NY

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Damn Gravity

As Sar and friends stated about the terrain that day. "Bring it down, Bring it down!!!", ahh yes. I was "prairy doggen it" also but it was wild. The calibration part is the most importain part. The chopper would have landed right back in front of me had I did the proper level calibration. That day it was off. Plus I never realy learned how to trim until a few hovers later.

I'll be inverted by the weekend......NOT!


Cheers!

CEO Sub-Terrainian Aircraft Development Corp.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2003 04:28 AM  14 years agoPost 16
pistole

rrVeteran

Heli Land ....

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

My experience with CP is that trees are not a problem.

Parked cars and the sun are a problem because they are both concentrated heat sources, if one of the sensors 'sees' either of these two items , your heli will start to dance away from it.

It won't crash , since you can correct for it, but its unnerving at first.

Cheers.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2003 04:33 AM  14 years agoPost 17
Frequency47

rrVeteran

Port Ewen, NY

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Idea

Hey Pistole,

I think that if you lit a large fire on top of everyones head at the field that you may have an idea for keeping people safer around new pilots like me???????

Tee Hee

CEO Sub-Terrainian Aircraft Development Corp.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2003 10:10 AM  14 years agoPost 18
Phil_Mart

rrVeteran

Newcastle UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

CP Calibration.

I've been doing a bit of playing around with the calibration of the CP on my X-Cell, or not!

About 6 weeks ago I was testing it out over the tar-mac car park at my work. At this time I did the full set up routine on the CP. Since then I have flown numerous times both at the car park and at the flying field without re-setting the calibration. The weather has been a mixed bag of cloudy and or sunny with clear and or cloudy skies.

OK, so I always check carefully the response of the CP and trim it in to the 'field', but other than that I have had no problems at all with it. However it will be interesting to see what the drift in it is now that the general temperatures are falling as Autumn arrives. Ohh and the gain is only set to about 35% on this bird so that may have some impact on the situation.

Whilst on, its strange that on the 60 size ships the CP gain is way down, but I'm buggered if I can fly the Hawk with anything less than about 80% gain on the CP!!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 744 views
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 3  Topic Subscribe

Friday, December 15 - 12:41 am - Copyright © 2000-2017 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online