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02-11-2006 08:14 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Timmah0422

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Tulsa,OK

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OK so I bought a sim the G3 real flight one. At first was pretty discouraged as it's really hard to fly these things. So after MANY crashes I put it away for a bit. I have a Venture 30 and have had a few spills.
I had missed flying or in all honesty crashing and wanted to give it another shot. I decided to buckle down and really give the sim an honest attept. Long story short I have mastered hovering and have also gotten into foreward flight.

I guess the realy reason for this post is this. It seems that the sim is very realistic. So if I master hovering on the sim would that mean im pretty set to hover in real life? Just curious what others have found from Sim to real life. Any posts would be appreciated and thanks all for reading!!! Im really loving flying the heli around in the sim. Anyone else have a dawning like this where it finally clicks?

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02-12-2006 12:29 AM  12 years agoPost 2
aamwood

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Me, too. I am ordering Reflex XTR after reading good reviews about it. Less crash in the future

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02-12-2006 06:18 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Squirrlybird

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I find that my actual skills seem to be one step behind what I can do in the sim. You are indeed capable of doing anything you can do in the sim. So if you are capable of piroflips on the sim, but crash half the time doing them, you will crash when you are not on the sim (at least half of the time).

When you are on the sim, the best thing to practice is T patterns for at least 10 minutes a day. They are boring, but will really help you to get good fast.

T Pattern:

Start with tail in and try to maintain a constant altitude. Using a runway (or similar) for refrence, move the heli to the side and then stop. Bring it back to center and stop. Repeat in the other direction, then do it again going away from you. This is a "T" pattern. When you have tail in down, try side in, nose in, and so on. Eventually you will be doing them inverted. You will never out grow T patterns.

The above is probably the best heli advice that I have ever received. The man who shared this with me is arguably the best pilot in my area. It is not easy to always make yourself do it, but it really does work. Good luck.

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02-13-2006 01:05 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Timmah0422

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Thank so much squirrly!!! After you told me about the T pattern I was like...whats a T patter....oh theres the explaination! Awesome advice


I have mastered tail in....and can make baby soft landings....but NOSE IN!?!?! Foget about it!!! (yes I added an italian accent) Its really squirly in nose in. Maybe if I just practice more I'll get the hang of it.

The sim is really a lot of fun when you start making progress. I'm really glad I have it.

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02-13-2006 03:53 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Tioli

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Kona, Hawaii

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I find the sim to be very valuable. I fly regularly and notice each session that I'm getting better, and relate that directly to the sim. On the sim, I'm doing inverted this and that, and loops and rolls. I use the twitchiest heli I can find/modify. I don't do any of that stuff on my real helis, but my confidence is much greater--I know not to panic when I see my shogun or sceadu in strange attitudes.

The sim is worth the money by a great deal.

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02-14-2006 02:00 AM  12 years agoPost 6
rayhuang

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Cleveland, Ohio

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My buddy is adamant that I not only start with tail in hovering but hold it untill ts rock solid for an almost indefinate amount of time in a 1' spot. Then I can work on side hovers which I am now trying to get solid. Then and only then nose in.

Now-I do that and I try my best to be diligent, but lets face it-its so boring! And some nights when your not feeling it-its down right maddening.

So after I have held some side hovers and tail in and I am holding them but getting bored I treat myself to an Avant 90 or Sceadu evo 50 I downloaded from rcheliace and do some flips and try to hover inverted.

I am also working on tail in figure eights.

I know my buddies right so I am working one orientation at a time. I also work all my orientations on my left and right and in front of me. I am trying my best to not develop any bad habits.

BIG thanka to Kinger for all his tireless help. I asked him tonight if I could just take a "learn your orientations pill" I want to move on so bad.

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02-20-2006 12:54 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Blue

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Tupelo, MS

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when you say nose in or tail in does that mean the nose or tail facing you? if so then i can do both on the sim now. if not then i need to know what it is so i can work on it. i have the reflex xtr sim and i love it btw. i bet it has saved me weeks of waiting for parts and god only knows how much money and i have only had it for a few days.

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02-20-2006 01:14 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Timmah0422

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Tulsa,OK

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Yes I now know that without the sim I would be toast. Id be bankrupt! But this advice I know I can guarentee to new people.....GET A SIM!!!!! It is WELL worth every penny. And satisfying when you master something new! Boring yes but a mandatory item!!

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02-20-2006 02:24 AM  12 years agoPost 9
Squirrlybird

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Blue,

Thats right, you got it.

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02-25-2006 02:07 AM  12 years agoPost 10
joeskeeter

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South Georgia

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Easy to determine who doesn't bother
to practice with a sim.
In general they crash alot!
As far as getting bored, sure
somtimes the sim is a drag.
Haven't been on mine like before, and
I have been noticing that my reflexes haven't been
quite as good, as when I was practicing
alot with the sim.

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