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02-07-2006 12:26 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Flying Cookie

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Lees Summit, MO

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I got a Blade CP for Christmas and it is my first Heli. I'm not very familiar with the aerodynamics of Helicopters but I noticed with my Blade that looking from behind while in a hover the right side tends to hang lower than the left and I was wondering if there is something wrong with my Blade or does every Blade have the same flight characteristics.

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02-07-2006 12:39 PM  12 years agoPost 2
c mark smith

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Mt Vernon, Indiana

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The main rotor is tilted to the right to make up for the tail pulling the heli to the left.

The tail is necessary to resist the torque of the main blades.

It all works togetehr to keep the heli in one place.

Kinda odd but you get used to it.

I just had an eye opener when I started nose in and had the feeling the heli was heading to the left,,,,,,,,,,

NOT,,,,,

Just that in nose in, the tilt is visually opposite way,,,,,,,,,,made the heli look like it was going really fast, but actually, it was sitting still.

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02-07-2006 12:44 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Motions

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Tallahassee, FL

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Not just every Blade but every helicopter. Depending on which way the rotor turns (clockwise/counter-clockwise) it will lean to one side. The reason for this is the force of the tailrotor compensating for the torque of the main rotor. As the main rotor pushes the heli to the left, the tail is correcting by pushing to the right. This causes the heli to lean to one side.

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02-07-2006 03:17 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Flying Cookie

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Lees Summit, MO

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Not just every Blade but every helicopter.

I never knew that!

I thought maybe my tail rotor was tilted slightly or my Heli was not balanced laterally.

Thanks for the Info guys!

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02-07-2006 05:30 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Motions

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Tallahassee, FL

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Once you start side-in and nose-in hover, that tilt will really screw you up.

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02-07-2006 10:06 PM  12 years agoPost 6
bbeverlie

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Hudson,New Hampshire.USA

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Ya, Motions is right that does mess with you! But
like everything else you soon get past it.

AMA#846952

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02-07-2006 10:10 PM  12 years agoPost 7
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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I've been flying mine for 3 months now and I don't even notice it until I'm nose in then the fun begins......

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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