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04-06-2011 05:17 AM  6 years agoPost 1
swoop_g

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I just read this somewhere and tried it and I am hooked. I just spent the last hour and a half practicing on the sim! I can't wait until the sun comes up so I can practice on the real thing. Oh yea, the drill. What you do is get your heli in a stable hover and dial in some rudder trim until your heli piros 360 in about 3-4 seconds. Then just let it spin and try to keep it in one place. Altitude isn't as important at first just your lateral position. Then once you get to the point of holding position pretty well you trim back to heading hold and then piro on your own and hold at the altitude your comfortable with (2 mistakes high for most).
I am sure this has been posted before but this is the first time I have heard about this and let me tell you, its not easy for beginners. Of course you need to try on the sim first to save some money on crash parts if your not an expert.
I have tried to hold a slow piro before without much luck but when the heli turns on its own you kinda have to learn to fly it in all orientations. This will help you get to the dreaded nose in without total commitment. With the heli spinning you don't have much time to freak out once you get to nose in. It is more of a reaction to what the heli is doing. By the time you want to freak out at being nose in its over with and your side in, then tail in before you know it and comfortable again. It sure is helping me!

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04-06-2011 05:22 AM  6 years agoPost 2
Brokenlink

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Well your next step will be trying inverted piro figure 8's.I've seen CY do this and it still amazes me.

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04-06-2011 05:40 AM  6 years agoPost 3
JetFire

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Another tip to a controlled piro, is to piro the heli at a comfortable rate without loosing your correction points. Taken into account the wind and CG, I've observed that the slower the piro the more correction points it requires. Just the opposite when it goes faster. Try different rates to get accustomed to the changes.

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04-09-2011 01:00 AM  6 years agoPost 4
MikeM

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+1 on piro hovering. I discovered it first time I flew my Blade mSR - it had a slow piro out of the box. So I naturally tried hovering it with the piro and discovered it was good practice.

Also wanted to add that I like the Hover Training in Phoenix. Playing around with it I discovered it's good practice to hover without rudder control, believe it or not. Just ail and elev, forces you to hover with the given orientation. Whereas when hovering as normal with rudder control it's all too easy to whip the tail around. Sorta like giving up the crutches.

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04-09-2011 05:50 AM  6 years agoPost 5
ZAC ATTACK

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Ah, I would'nt try doing the Piro Hover thing at the field with trim being added in HH...your asking for a crash waiting to happen.On a Gy401 gyro in HH mode,believe me,dont add rudder trim to this gyro when it's in HH mode!!Dont do it!!

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