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04-08-2011 06:20 PM  6 years agoPost 41
mcfast

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Quebec Quebec Canada

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Self taught, here

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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04-08-2011 06:27 PM  6 years agoPost 42
GroundMagnet

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St Louis

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Self taught here also.
lol this explains why I fly the tail.

I did get a sim st the end of the second year, it has helped a bunch and I enjoy it when can not fly the real thing.

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04-08-2011 06:43 PM  6 years agoPost 43
Rogman88

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West Monroe, LA

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lol this explains why I fly the tail.
oh snap! How do you fly nose in?

High Voltage just works better

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04-08-2011 07:56 PM  6 years agoPost 44
BobTheBuilder32

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Brooklyn, NY

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Self taught as well. I learned how to hover my 450 in my basement then I learned all orientations outside. I didn't purchase a sim until the end of my first season..

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04-08-2011 07:59 PM  6 years agoPost 45
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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lol this explains why I fly the tail.
oh snap! How do you fly nose in?
Don't fly the tail or the nose.
Right rudder turns the heli clockwise whether you're nose in or tail in.
Remember that and it gets easy.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-08-2011 09:34 PM  6 years agoPost 46
GroundMagnet

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St Louis

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Don't fly the tail or the nose.
Right rudder turns the heli clockwise whether you're nose in or tail in.
Remember that and it gets easy.
By flying the tail I mean Right rudder turns the heli CCW.

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04-08-2011 09:39 PM  6 years agoPost 47
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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By flying the tail I mean Right rudder turns the heli CCW.
You need to correct that soon.Like now.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-08-2011 10:03 PM  6 years agoPost 48
Eagle2bravo

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Out flying somewhere

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Pretty much self taught here. Lots of help from people here. Nice people at a club down the road helps too..
Blade CX
Blade cp pro
Trex 450
Trex 600's

T-rex 600n super pro , Trex 450 se, Gaui 200, Trex 500, Blade cx, . "If ya plant corn, ya get c

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04-08-2011 10:20 PM  6 years agoPost 49
Alexw851

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Cambridgeshire​United Kingdom

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Same, pretty much self taught flying twister coastguard and skylift for a year then moved onto a cp pro 2, Nine Eagles Bravo Sx, T-rex 450 v2, Blade mcpx.

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04-08-2011 10:26 PM  6 years agoPost 50
GroundMagnet

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St Louis

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You need to correct that soon.Like now
LOL After 5 years I think I'll live with it.

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04-08-2011 10:36 PM  6 years agoPost 51
Chickenrun

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Lincolnshire England​UK

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Hey guys,

No SIM ...

No GYRO ...

Fixed Pitch ...

27 MHZ Radio and 4 servo's

Learning to fly when I was a snotty 13 year old

Cheers

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04-09-2011 02:45 AM  6 years agoPost 52
Spitfire1

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Perth Australia

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I think on Phoenix they should have an un named generic heli and try to make it as realistic as possible, still have the others so you can fly your own heli on the sim, that way no one will complain there being unfair by makeing any single heli manufacturer look bad.

Simulate things like rotor bogging, realistic flips and tail blowouts.

In my experience you cant simply hold full left aileron and have perfectly level sideways flips with no interaction or bogging, nor can you just punch out tic tocs 2 ft of the deck just by slamming the collective at the right time, and then there is the hovering stability, even after years of flying helis I still struggle to hold a steady hover on the sim, whats the go with that?

They need to start again and re work the entire thing, the main things they need to get right is the way the collective feels and the way the heli feels to hover and fly, it seems to me there more interested in simulateing a heli thats easy to 3d.

They could incorporate an easy and realistic setting, that way the kiddies would still get to show off there crazy 3d skills on Youtube.

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04-09-2011 02:51 AM  6 years agoPost 53
MpVpRb

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Burbank, CA

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I am working with an instructor.

I can't imagine how anybody could do it alone.

Maybe you all are more talented than me.

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04-09-2011 03:01 AM  6 years agoPost 54
robv

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SoCal

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I learned to fly with the original Eflite Blade CP. As SOON as I learned to hover I picked up a Raptor 50. I was on since then.

However, after a few months I picked up a sim and that's when my skills started to advance.

+1 on simulators.

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04-09-2011 03:13 AM  6 years agoPost 55
joeskeeter

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South Georgia

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I started on an old pc joystick and
Aerofly.
6 months on that sim until I decided on a
radio and a heli.
Then got Reflex XTR and used the radio
with it another 3-4 months while deciding on a heli.
Got the heli setup, with someone I thought
knew how to setup a heli.
$150 dollars repair I started reading , got loads of help
on RR, and basically did it all myself.
Had a good coach, but he too missed some setup
points and it turned into a costly repair.
Took a 4 year break from the hobby and I'm feeling like
a newbie again, back to the sim, a little practice on the model,
and so far it's like being back at the beginning.
But, setup, I do myself, and I've been fortunate to have found the Finless Bob videos, that are really above anything out there.
He explains heli setup in such a way that I just can't believe.
Check the videos out.

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04-09-2011 06:10 AM  6 years agoPost 56
JasonJ

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North Idaho

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There is definately more "self taught" pilots responding to this than I anticipated.
Can't say if it is true of not, but I suspect most of us self taughts live out in the areas that have little or no RC helicopter activity. We have had no choice but to go it alone. I still, after doing this for coming up on 4 years, have yet to actually see an RC helicopter being flown by someone that can fly better than me, and all I do is sport crap. I know there are other people in the area that can fly well, but they aren't ever seen at my field. Who wants to drive for an hour+ just to fly at my club field? On the plus side, at least I have two other guys in the club doing the helicopter thing so I'm not totally alone.

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04-09-2011 10:34 AM  6 years agoPost 57
Solmanbandit

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Tucson , AZ

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Self taught and the sim came much later. never even tried to find a club or help. I was flying for a while before I even went into the forums.

Trex 700E / Trex 500 ESP - Ikon/ HD 500 - Ikon 2/ Goblin 500 Ikon 2

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04-09-2011 11:34 AM  6 years agoPost 58
MartyH

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USA

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I was taught to fly a Sig Kadet LT on a buddy box that I built from a kit back in the 1990's. I solo'ed after a couple days and everything else, especially the helicopters I learned on my own. I have simulator but I don;t use it. I would rather be outside burning fuel. I'm not a gamer and at 48 years old, don't plan on starting.

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04-10-2011 02:51 AM  6 years agoPost 59
mcfast

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Quebec Quebec Canada

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Self taught and my helicopters flu better then most! and I did not know how to fly, ever time I lent my helicopters to other guys that knew how to fly, most of the time they would say
"It flys better then mying"
after about a yaer I was doing a lot of set-up for other guys around here.
I started with a Walkera 04 end up with a JetCopter SX Turbine !
not to bad for a guy that has problems reading and writhing.

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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