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11-06-2004 03:16 AM  13 years agoPost 21
Sticky

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In 1980 I made a mixer for the rudder of my Baron 20 FP. It flew pretty bad, but that was okay back then.

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11-06-2004 04:00 AM  13 years agoPost 22
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In 1980 I made a mixer for the rudder of my Baron 20 FP. It flew pretty bad, but that was okay back then.
lol...... that's funny

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11-06-2004 04:13 AM  13 years agoPost 23
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If I recall right my first was an American Mantis. What a handfull. Stuck with planks and ten years later my brother loaned me a Shuttle. Cost me a gyro and a major repair. Gave it up and last year I got back into helis. I love these new gyros. I think there would not be all these new heli flyers if not for the latest and greatest gyros and these awesome computer radios. There was no mixing back then. It was all brain and fingers.

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11-06-2004 04:47 AM  13 years agoPost 24
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My first heli was a mini boy. What a cheezer compared to even the cheapest helis nowadays! It had "cutting edge" technology with its Futaba mechanical gyro. Anyway, 1 flight while Ill was tweeking that bad boy, I forgot to turn the gyro on, and took off! I knew pretty quick what had happened, the tail would go back and forth like a bouncing ball. Got her down in 1 piece, and laughed for a long time!
Harris,

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11-06-2004 08:16 AM  13 years agoPost 25
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First time i ever flew a heli i thort the gyro was faulty so took it out of line and tryed flying without one

scarry to say the least and not to clever but luckly i got away with it.
and dident take the raptor home in 20 seperate bags.

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11-06-2004 09:35 AM  13 years agoPost 26
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My first time flying my Kalt Space Baron I had trouble starting the engine so to save the battery I switched the mechanical gyro off and thought I would just turn it on again when the engine got going.

Well guess what, strangely enough I got that excited about the engine starting that I took a few steps back and started to lift off, I got it to about 1 metre high and thought "gee these things are harder to fly than what I expected" . It started to spin out of control so I pumped the power in thinking I would be able to gain control if I had enough time and height.

Needless to say I had all of my bits loaded back in the car within about 5 minutes and went past the hobby shop on the way home and got some new parts.


Mick.

Robbe & Futaba.

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11-06-2004 11:45 AM  13 years agoPost 27
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lol spot on

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11-06-2004 12:59 PM  13 years agoPost 28
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14 years ago.... i learned to fly one my on with a heim jet ranger, i managed to fly around without gyro/revo mix, its not easy to do.
Starting hovering cost alot off rudder, flying was the easyst part, landing cost alot off rudder to.
This days with this gyro's ..... now cane everbody learn to fly helies, the learn proces is quicker and more fun

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11-06-2004 01:16 PM  13 years agoPost 29
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Learned to hover without gyro nearly 30 years ago but without success!

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11-06-2004 09:22 PM  13 years agoPost 30
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Yep, my Schluter Miniboy had no gyro.
My first gyro was the Quest which really wasn't much of a gyro.
The JR120 then came along and transformed my flying.

The miniboy had a tail pitch compensator. A mechanical device that increased tail pitch when adding collective pitch.

Jeez. I didn't know anything back then (1984-1989). I quit helis and came back to it in 1996 with an Hirobo Tsurugi. Still had JR 120s. The next gyro that made an impression was the Futaba piezo then the JR 1000.

It seems like ancient history now when I think of how I'm flying today.

Chris Berardi
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11-06-2004 10:48 PM  13 years agoPost 31
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Anyone tried flying their heli without a gyro?
Ahhhhhh no

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11-07-2004 01:45 AM  13 years agoPost 32
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How about if you buy a heli from ebay and it was suppose to be ARF and you start it and it spins wildly, not knowing WTF your doing and turn down the gyro gain to stop it spinning, take it up never had any experience except on a sim? Does that count? I bounced up and down on the rotopod pushing the tail to keep it from spinning. Two tanks of fuel, slight boom strike, numb hands from the iron grip on remote. I still hold the remote tilted to the right and use body english to hoover.

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11-07-2004 01:52 AM  13 years agoPost 33
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lol

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11-07-2004 04:05 AM  13 years agoPost 34
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Flew from 1977 to 1989 without a gyro. Heli-boy, then Superior, then X-Cell. PInto and John Clark remember.

John Benario

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11-07-2004 01:08 PM  13 years agoPost 35
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I'd like to see someone try to fly one now with a HS of 1900. That would be a hand full I'd reakon.


Mick.

Robbe & Futaba.

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11-07-2004 02:05 PM  13 years agoPost 36
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When I was a newbe ,I was out with my concept heli.It had a futaba mech gyro ..I was into forward flight by then . All at once the heli went nuts .. I tried to get it straight but it would go so fast from side to side I was lost in short order ..I hit the throttle hold and all at once it straightened out .. I took the throttle hold off and it went nuts again, but I did manage to get it straight that time .. I brought it down with white knuckles, and then I saw the gyro hanging from the side of the heli .. Heck of a flight and a lesson well learned ...

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