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10-20-2015 04:13 AM  26 months agoPost 1
Old Swashplate

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Murfreesboro, TN

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Hi to all from TN! After years of wanting a rc heli I finally convinced "The Finance Ministress" to let me loose in the hobby shop. (OK, I did pout for a week until she relented.) Since I've always been known to 'go big or go home' I came back with a Blade 230s, several batteries, and a 80 watt charger with a parallel board. I had considered getting a small quad but was informed "Not in the house!". Oh well, so the journey begins. What fun! While I'm just starting I can easily tell I'm officially addicted. Looking forward to gleaning lots of info from this forum and maybe one day I'll be able to share some back, maybe one day.....BTW, the owner of the hobby shop did tell me if my wife ever kicks me out for spending too much he has a room downstairs I can share "with the other guy".

JW

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10-20-2015 05:33 AM  26 months agoPost 2
rcflyerheli

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Granbury, TX USA

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Welcome aboard. It is always fun to see and meet new people here on the boards. Youw will find a great bunch of guys who know a ton about helis, and maybe a few who think they do. You should be able to figure out pretty quick which is which.

There is a ton of good knowledge. All you have to do is ask. You might not get the answer your want, but most everyone is reasonable about helping newbs.

For me, my initial advice is to take your time, build true and correctly, and learn as much as you can about all areas of your hobby. You will find some good ideas out here on the boards.

Good luck, and if I can be of help let me know.

Ralph

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10-20-2015 06:42 AM  26 months agoPost 3
AWittleWabbit

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O.C., CA

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Ha ha!

Welcome! You did the right thing, no sense in fighting it. Well, I've not much to offer at the moment, the collective knowledge here will be able help with darn near anything Heli related.

Sounds like you have good local hobby shop! Boy, if my old (rip) shop had a bar and a brass pole I'd probably be done for. If they have the things you need at a fair price, life is good.

Lastly, I second what Ralph said, especially take your time.

Enjoy your bout of Heli-itis

Heli-itis sufferer.

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10-20-2015 06:43 AM  26 months agoPost 4
Old Swashplate

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Murfreesboro, TN

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Thanks Ralph. This will surely be an adventure. The guys in the shop said I was doing great on their simulator but the real deal is kickin my butt. I'm having trouble with take offs, lifts off in a heavy nose down and to the right attitude, shoots straight forward. I did have a few crashes as expected. I'm going to take her to the shop and see if one of the guys can check it out for me, probably needs some adjustment. Hopefully they will check it out and show me what's wrong, even for a small fee the repair lesson would be worth it....ain't giving up yet.

JW

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10-20-2015 06:52 AM  26 months agoPost 5
faddachad

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Hilo Hawaii

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Welcome JW

Welcome aboard the hobby of spending lots of money. Lol but its super fun can't stop I'm addicted myself. Fly safe.

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10-20-2015 01:26 PM  26 months agoPost 6
doorman

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Sherwood, Arkansas

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Sonic88 is in your area, drop him a pm and see if he can get you in touch with the local club... I know there is a good one close to you, but cannot remember the name ()
Stay on that sim!!
Welcome to the heli side of this great RC hobby!!

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10-20-2015 03:03 PM  26 months agoPost 7
rcflyerheli

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Granbury, TX USA

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I am not familiar with your blade, but the general flight characteristics you are describing sounds like your transmitter has trim that is not zero. Make sure all your trims are zero (centered) as the FBL unit will interpret a trim input as a stick movement.

Also, check to make sure your swash is level at mid stick. If it is tilted forward and to the right, that will also lead to your flight characteristics.

The second thing is to make sure your CG is under the main shaft. Usually the FBL unit can compensate for the CG being off a little, but I don't know about the one used on your blade.

Good luck.

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10-31-2015 01:06 PM  25 months agoPost 8
Bouchah

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Willow Spring, N. Carolina USA

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Hi Old Swashplate
Saw your post, welcome to the challenging yet rewarding addiction.
The hobby shop that you are near, do they have any knowledge of setting up Flybar nitro .30 size helicopters? Do they carry 15 - 20% nitro fuel? Do they know how to tune a nitro engine?
Please ask them and post back or pm me.
Thx,
Howard

Blade 130x (5)
Trex 550 V2 (18)
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Freya Xspec (20)

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11-15-2015 11:23 PM  25 months agoPost 9
Salesmanheliboy

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Nashville, TN

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We have a great club in Murfreesboro. Off exit 61 @ Rt 840.

tim

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11-18-2015 09:24 PM  25 months agoPost 10
Old Swashplate

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Murfreesboro, TN

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Thanks Tim. I'm currently in Northern KY dealing with a family illness but will check it out when I get back.

Jon

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