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09-07-2006 10:11 PM  14 years ago
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ninjaofdoom

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Fly in Idle-Up???
Ok so recently G3 has made me confident enough to try FF with my CP Pro. I can do the sloppiest ugliest figure 8s you've ever seen. When i bank to turn it picks up speed really fast and when i attempt to slow the heli tends to pitch up. the blades flutter a bit and then i practically start going again from a hover. Would FF be easier if i get used to flying in ide-up? The simulator has made me comfortable enough that i know i wouldnt neg pitch it into the ground.

Thanks for the tips!
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09-07-2006 11:20 PM  14 years ago
wcc963

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i think it will. it works for me. the reason it works is because, when your NOT in idel up your controlling both pitch and RPM, but when IN idel up your really only controlling the pitch which makes for smotther flight.
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09-08-2006 06:02 AM  14 years ago
rky5

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I only fly in idle up! I pulled a loop a couple months ago and forgot to switch to idle up ........it was a nasty crash. I always flew the Trex in idle up but now I also fly the blade only in idle up ........dont want to go inverted on a nice day and find out im screwed when it sinks to the ground ....I think its a good practice ........just my two cents worth
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09-08-2006 07:14 AM  14 years ago
Tioli

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Idle up on the Blade is sooo much easier for circuits...
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09-08-2006 07:21 AM  14 years ago
BikeNBoatN

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Take-off, fly around, and land in Idle-up. Makes controlling, especially in wind, much better. Even better if you have a computer tx that you can increase the throttle curve.Brent
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09-08-2006 08:04 AM  14 years ago
ninjaofdoom

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stocl TX. ive got two batts fully charged to try this tomorrow. thanks fellas!
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09-08-2006 10:08 AM  14 years ago
Micro-Maniac

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Since it's the Pro I recommend turning the throttle curve knob all the way up to keep a constant throttle which will further improve the flight characteristics - The biggest benefit is the gyro will have an easier time keeping the tail stabilized with the more constant main rotor speed/torque.
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09-08-2006 02:07 PM  14 years ago
w8qz

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The only downside of idle-up on the Blade - you need to remember to quickly (!!! ) switch out of idle-up in the event of a crash - to avoid burning out a controller or a motor - especially if you run a 3 cell Lipo pack."The helicopter is much easier to design than the aeroplane, but is worthless when done. W. Wright"
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09-08-2006 02:08 PM  14 years ago
deafheliflyer

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hi
put it in idle up, itll fly better and the headspeed is higher so it seems to be more stable ..

Flick the switch
Crash-Prone and overcoming it!!!
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09-08-2006 06:19 PM  14 years ago
Darthdrk

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Idle up: well, I take off and land only in idle up off and also I do most of my basic flying around in idle up off. Unless you are going to aerobatics switch it to idle up on. In case you land and tip over or crash in idle up on, your heli will eat itself up. You will suffer way more damage. In idle up on you have more of a constant head speed basically the pitch and motor is synced to maintain a constant head speed no matter the pitch of the blades whether you are in negative of positive pitch. But, remember any mishap while in idle up on can be more devastating. Idle up is more of something that is used while performing aerobatics such like you see when guys are flying 3D. Idle up on is not necessary for casual flying, some do fly casual flying in idleup on and some dont.
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09-08-2006 06:28 PM  14 years ago
ninjaofdoom

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Throttle curve knob? on the front-right? turn all the way CW? yea i do worry abit about crashing and not exiting ide-up in time but im pretty confidant that im past the crash for no reason point. I just bought my second pair of blades since owning the pro. 19 out of 20 flights are successful. thanks G3!
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09-08-2006 07:21 PM  14 years ago
penguinchicken

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Don't do it! that is unless you have more experience than me.

My first try with idle up caused me mucho problems, i.e. my first crash. When I was pushing my skills and got behind the bird I counted on my reflexes to correct. It was a disaster.
I am lucky I did not fry my 4-1 as I forgot to flip back when I crashed, but even then it cost me. I pulled back the throttle and th trim as soon as it hit but that caused a killer funkey chicken, it took me a couple seconds to realize why my motors were still spinning like crazy. How my blades survived I'll never know! Broken skids, boom, tail motor, tail bearings, main gear, and MAIN FRAME!!!
You can always tell a pilot, but you can't tell him much!
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09-08-2006 07:47 PM  14 years ago
Micro-Maniac

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Throttle curve knob is on the left side - Adjusts the idle-up curve mid point in the range of 100-50-100 to 100-100-100.

You'll become accustomed to flipping the idle-up switch sooner or later so don't be afraid to get acquainted with it.

I usually take off in normal mode and switch to idle-up once I leave the ground - But I find landing in idle-up is actually easier smoother and more controlled as the motor isn't changing torque as much from throttling (bobbing & rotating etc).

You'll find your own preferences with trial and experience though.
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09-08-2006 08:36 PM  14 years ago
ninjaofdoom

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Well i havent had a chance due to the weather but im gonna give it a shot. I am lucky in that i have very large hands and i can rest a finger on the idle up switch while flying the heli. I keep my throttle trim all the way down anyway. And im not 'pushing my skills' at all. just flying basic circuits and figure 8s. ill let you guys know how i fared. and captain chaos, ill look for said knob!

-Mike
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