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05-09-2005 02:47 AM  13 years agoPost 1
swattley

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when do you know you can remove the training gear? i can hover one foot off the ground and stay in one spot and set down gently with no wind. i have hovered 10 feet in variable wind with a little drifting around and a couple hard landings that i was thankful i had training gear on. but i think that was more to do with the wind. i am almost done with my first gallon of fuel. i can run simulator G2 in my sleep including inverted flight and nose in hovering.

i want to try and just hover with out gear on. i think i will go back to using gear for nose in hovering.

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05-09-2005 02:51 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Ted Toth

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Myrtle Beach S.C.

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when you can set it down square on the skids lightly
a little bounce is OK
you are the one to make the decision you need the confidence
but don't willy nilly about it when you think you are ready do it
when it is windy the heli will respond to the wind with rises and
falls you need to be ready for it and land in between the gusts
good luck

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05-09-2005 04:05 AM  13 years agoPost 3
cforcht

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Chelsea in BFE Iowa

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teds right as soon as you can consistently make a nice touchdown get them off your heli. I didnt do that and it was murder trying to get myself convinced i didnt need them anymore. it was all in my head of course because i could pretty much plant the heli wherever i wanted to but for some reason i felt safer with them on. get them off as soon as you can. otherwise you will regret it.



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05-09-2005 04:17 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Sar

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Saugeties, NY

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You might find the heli flies better without the gear as well. But do it when you feel you're ready. The skids look really tiny to land on compared to those big training sticks, but you'll get used to it pretty quick. Just remember, without the sticks and while in the wind, don't let the heli run at 'just below hover' settings on the throttle between hops, it'll blow over

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05-09-2005 11:40 AM  13 years agoPost 5
doorman

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Sherwood, Arkansas

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Training Gear
As everyone has told you, When You Feel Comfortable and READY to take them off.... Go ahead and give it a try.... the heli will preform better and fly a little "lighter"... not a hard change to get used to, but take your time and get the feel of it...
The training gear are only needed to help you to the point of an easy take off and landing.... and has you hover you are gaining those skills...
And I agree with you on putting them back on to learn the nose in hoving, Again, when you are ready...

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05-09-2005 11:50 AM  13 years agoPost 6
sgtbraddick

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I agree with everyone esle. I also think that when you start getting used to side on view it's also a good idea to use the gear. Better to be safe than sorry. Happy flying!!!!!!!!

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05-09-2005 04:27 PM  13 years agoPost 7
wurthless

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Redding Ca.

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Here's what I did. When I was thinking the same thing you are (that maybe it was time, but still alittle scared) I took the gear off but wanted to keep the heli from rolling on it's side. I felt confident in my ablility to keep it forward and aft but side to side worried me. So I made a traning aid that was a wooden dowel about 8 inches long and put two wiffle balls on the ends and then mounted it lateraly (from left to right ) on the rear of the skids HIGH on the bracket just bleow the bottom of the frame of the heli. The heli sits on the ground on it's own landing gear and the wiffle balls are just up off the ground, just enough to help me from tipping over sideways. It's lighter than using the four ball gear , it keeps you from tipping over and gives you the confidence to fly. Once I showed myself I could do it this way the next step was to lose all the wiffle balls. Good luck,,,

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05-09-2005 04:36 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Rappy da Raptor

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Dorset

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When i could land smoothly i removed my Training Gear. It shaw made a difference...That nexus was weighed done by the training legs

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05-09-2005 06:43 PM  13 years agoPost 9
BC Don

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Calgary, AB Canada

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I was nervous about removing the training (as every one is). I was able to hover OK and lightly touch down, had progressed past the "bounce" phase of settling down. But again, was nervous cause I was going from a real large "gear" to some little tiny small one.

What I ended up doing as a transition is I went to floats. It was still winter so I bought the floats for flying off snow and found that they worked REALLY well, gives you a much larger base to land on PLUS they absorb impact really well and are bouncy. When I destroyed those I then went back to the normal gear without the "pod".

I liked the floats so much that I've ordered another set.

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05-10-2005 08:01 PM  13 years agoPost 10
rfpower

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mobile, al

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Everyone is right in this area. I was learning on a raptor 60 with training gear for about a week before someone told me to get rid of it. I was not sure but i did anyway and have never looked back. It will fly much better without. I was not ready to try it but i thought when will i be ready? so i done it anyway and it was great.

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