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02-09-2006 04:07 AM  12 years agoPost 1
morgan62

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i just bought my first heli.it is a cp.i no nothing about them crashed it once,in the kitchen cant get it to hover does it take time p.s.also do i grease it or what kind of maintaince would it need to do to it i need help

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02-09-2006 04:27 AM  12 years agoPost 2
quattrokid73

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Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA

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hehehe
Yes, it takes a lot of time and dedication. Welcome to RC Helis. Once you get the hang of it, I'm sure you will be addicted. You can probably imagine how much skill it takes to just put one into a hover. When you can move the thing around under control you will have a huge grin on your face.

What model do you have exactly? Try going through the directions and making sure everything is adjusted to specifications. If it isn't set up right, then it won't fly right. Also, take your time. Give yourself plenty of room. Helis are very sensitive to transmitter inputs so be gentle on the sticks.

I doubt your beginner heli needs grease any time soon. Concentrate on getting it in the air. Also, if you have a battery tray that can move fore and aft, adjust the heli to have a good centered center of gravity by moving the battery.

Adam

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02-09-2006 06:28 AM  12 years agoPost 3
docloc

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WI, Osceola

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If it's a blade cp, I wouldn't fly it inside my kitchen. If you want to fly indoors look for a Hirobo XRB Sr. Stable enough to fly in the house, but not outside. I flew mine outside a few times,once a slight breeze came up and even turned in to the wind and full up it lost the battle and went out of range and went down. I didn't have success with my blade, I took it outside and had a similar wind related incident. Now the T-rex is another heli. Flys in moderate wind. Of course the price difference between the Blade CP and the T-rex quite another story.

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02-09-2006 11:54 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Steamy

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UK

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SIM
GET a good sim this will speed you up and get you flying quicker
XTR OR G3 sims are the best
i have XTR ,, and its wicked

ooh my god ,, i spent all the shopping money on helis DOH!!

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02-09-2006 02:26 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Yug

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Yeap, get a sim and practice practice practice.

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02-10-2006 02:09 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Ironbutt

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Cherry Hill, NJ - USA

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Steamy, what video card are you using in your computer to run XTR? How well does it run?

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02-10-2006 03:46 AM  12 years agoPost 7
medfoch

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Bay Village, Ohio

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I am using p4 with a nvidia 5600 card and XTR runs great. XTR is the way to go with sims - you can download almost any model and with a little tweaking they fly very realistic. If you can do it in XTR you will be able to do in in real life. If you really want to learn you NEED a SIM. Good Luck!

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02-10-2006 03:48 AM  12 years agoPost 8
ESWLFSE

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Liberty Hill, TX

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I struggled for a long time with the Blade and did finally get pretty decent with it. A light breeze was a fun challenge toward the end. After 22 flights or so I got a Raptor 60 and it almost flew itself compared to the Blade. Sold the Blade shortly thereafter and bought XTR.

I use an older NVidia Ti4600 128 MB video card and it works great. You should be able to pick one up cheap now.

The blade doesn't need much maintenance. Make sure your collective and linkages are all smooth.

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02-10-2006 12:49 PM  12 years agoPost 9
w8qz

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Grand Rapids, MI - USA

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The short experience I had with a Blade CP was that it was quite a handfull. I flew it in my living room, but do NOT repeat NOT recommend this. (Scared my wife and kids!) As one already having some heli skills - with a Raptor 30 and a Concept 30, it was all I could do to keep from hitting things in my house.
Later, taking it to a school gym, I found it was considerably out of trim on cyclic, and found that the tail trim setting seemed to change as the NiMH pack discharged. Once getting things trimmed better, it was still a handful to hover. The CP does not seem to be simple to trim, due to the eCCPM mechanics. Getting the tracking correct took some work as well.
Starting with the sim - to get at least to the point you have hovering down - is a much better approach. Maybe not as much fun, but you won't bust things up. Rebuilding and retrimming a heli is not a simple task - try learning one thing at a time, and try to understand what you're doing as you go.

"The helicopter is much easier to design than the aeroplane, but is worthless when done."

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02-10-2006 02:06 PM  12 years agoPost 10
fireplug

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Missouri

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All it takes is time....and money I never realized how much this hobby takes, but it is worth it. Get yourself a good simulator it saves time and money in the long run.

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02-10-2006 07:06 PM  12 years agoPost 11
bbeverlie

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Hudson,New Hampshire.USA

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Morgan62, You need to check your set up especially after
a crash! go to http://www.bladecprepair.com to go over the
different parts of checking set up and blade tracking/ balance!

You will also find maintenance info. You might want to
check out Radd's school of flight for learning batteries
that will help you to learn properly flight techniques!

Welcome to the machine

AMA#846952

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