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01-23-2013 09:17 PM  4 years agoPost 21
aerokraken

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Great info on this thread, thanks for sharing. Question: is there any value trying to autorate a helicopter the size of a Blade Nano CPx?

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01-23-2013 09:54 PM  4 years agoPost 22
Funky Trex

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The nano doesn't have a one-way bearing for autorotations.

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01-23-2013 11:59 PM  4 years agoPost 23
aerokraken

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Ah yes, that makes sense. Never looked very closely at one. Thanks!

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01-24-2013 03:47 AM  4 years agoPost 24
aerokraken

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The reason I ask is that many of us, I imagine, can do autorotations all day in the simulator but willing ourselves to hit the throttle hold at altitude on a real heli is another story. Thanks for all the info gentlemen.

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01-31-2013 12:12 PM  4 years agoPost 25
tgalo

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many of us, I imagine, can do autorotations all day in the simulator but willing ourselves to hit the throttle hold at altitude on a real heli is another story.
That being said, I think I've got it. I have been doing autos on the sim with perfect landings. But to go out and try it for real now.... Maybe a few more weeks on the sim...lol

Gravity's a bitch ant it?

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01-31-2013 12:48 PM  4 years agoPost 26
fastrc1

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It's all in the approaches. Your first live auto should be to simply hover @ about eye level and hit th hold. Providing u don't and u shouldn't have a ton of negative, the machine should settle nicely. Congrats, you've done the first one.

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02-03-2013 12:37 AM  4 years agoPost 27
Thrust Bearing

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I just got done rebuilding my mCPx with autorotate bearing. I haven't tried it yet, but thanks for all the good info.

Easy on the stick...

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02-03-2013 01:04 AM  4 years agoPost 28
Funky Trex

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The 450 autos ok, but I have never seen an mcpx auto. I would guess it will be very tough to keep any headspeed with it once you cut the power, although there is only one way to find out. Make sure you get some video!!

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02-03-2013 04:11 AM  4 years agoPost 29
freakyreef

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With the MCPX, as long as your landing in grass, a botched auto should cause zero damage anyway..
I have done a FEW, very few intentional autos with a B400. They are tough. I am about 60% successful. LOL

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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02-04-2013 11:05 PM  4 years agoPost 30
Thrust Bearing

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With the mCPx, the tail rotor will be disabled. Won't this cause an unstable free fall?

Easy on the stick...

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02-05-2013 04:40 AM  4 years agoPost 31
freakyreef

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No more so than any other nondriven tail during an auto. Whatever small amount of weathervane effect there is. I really can't imagine trying to auto this tiny thing.
Honestly, I wasn't even aware of the one way for the MCPX till you said it.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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02-07-2013 03:38 AM  4 years agoPost 32
Thrust Bearing

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As soon as the weather gets better I'll be trying it out. I will let you know how it works.

Easy on the stick...

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