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11-22-2006 10:42 PM  11 years agoPost 21
CrashTestPilot

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I've always thought a useful feature on a simulator would be the ability to include model specific parts costs. When you crash, the cost of needed repairs would be displayed.

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11-22-2006 10:44 PM  11 years agoPost 22
CrashTestPilot

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I read the original post again, still not clear where the disappointment in the T-Rex is. With the right skill level, any heli that will fly will crash...

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11-23-2006 02:05 PM  11 years agoPost 23
Flyboy50

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Definately use a simulator, and take your time. What are you doing going inverted when you can't even hover nose in? Take it slow, or you'll get frustrated (and broke).

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11-23-2006 05:25 PM  11 years agoPost 24
GyroRon

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I am not disappointed with the T-rex itself.... just was bummed that I had like three crashes in a row trying to learn 3D stuff. The T-rex itself is a fine helicopter. I have mine flying so smooth I think even that Alan S kid with the funny last name would have fun flying mine! lol

No my problem is me and my hands, eyes, and brain not being able to keep up with the T-rex as I try stuff I haven't done before.

I know I need a flight sim, it would help alot. Tom, I might take you up on that offer, if your serious about letting me borrow it.

So anyway guys, I am not downing the T-rex, if anything I am praising it since it has been not to expensive to put back together after each crash.

At this point, I am scared to do any inverted manuvers as I am tired of fixing crashes! I don't fly it much, and that is part of the problem right there....

http://www.youtube.com/user/GyroRon

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11-23-2006 06:44 PM  11 years agoPost 25
CrashTestPilot

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Have patience
Master the basics before going for the fancy stuff
Practic on the sim
It will come to you

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11-23-2006 09:55 PM  11 years agoPost 26
eyeflyhelis

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awe heck ron has lots of $$ let him crash it alot he likes to build them anyways

only you have the power to make no difference!

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11-23-2006 09:55 PM  11 years agoPost 27
eyeflyhelis

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ps- yes you can borrow it

only you have the power to make no difference!

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11-24-2006 03:56 AM  11 years agoPost 28
AWittleWabbit

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Hang in there Ron. But by all means practice on the sim. I learned inverted on the sim first then did it on my Raptor.

I do think you have to methodical when learning new stuff though. I certainly wouldn't try the ever popular piroflip before learning slow piros upright and inverted. I am not implying you are doing this, it's just a thought. I usually work on something then branch out and try to learn every trick related or close to it. I recently learned death spirals then pinwheels. It's hard not to just throw it around sometimes. I believe done sparingly it's good to do that now and then.

Btw I use round futaba servo grommets on the canopy. Just pops off in a crash. Also, don't use the clear plastic canopy on the er, canopy(body). Just color it in with a sharpie. Saves time and is stronger. Takes me longer to put the stickers on even than it does to cut it out.

Heli-itis sufferer.

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11-24-2006 04:54 AM  11 years agoPost 29
GyroRon

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I don't even know what the names of the tricks mean.... in other words I have no idea what a death spiral even is!

I just started doing loops and rolls and still have trouble with those. I did a loop and stopped upside down and was able to hold it there for a few seconds and got all excited so I tried it a few more times and ended up crashing cause of it....

I know I need to practice more right side up, I can't really nose in hover or hover it directly over my head very good. It is a struggle.... The Sim would certainly help.

The canopy I was using that kept cracking so easy was the Align Carbon fiber looking canopy. I was not even using grommets, It stayed on just fine without them, but crash and the canopy would be toast everytime. The last canopy I bought was white with a glued on windshield. The guy at the hobby shop said it was tougher than the carbon fiber look one, he said those are too brittle.

I have enough fun just being able to fly the thing with good control back and forth. A year and a half ago I was still just learning to hover with the training gear on it. I am doing alot better, and since this is not my full time hobby I only fly the thing maybe once or twice a weekend, if even that much. With time and practice I will be there, wearing it out doing death spirals and so on!

http://www.youtube.com/user/GyroRon

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11-24-2006 06:26 AM  11 years agoPost 30
AWittleWabbit

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Here's a site for you to browse, found here on RR elsewhere.

http://www.rchelicopter.co.uk/bmoves.htm

Good for the basics. Doing the T worked for me early on.

http://www.rchelicopter.co.uk/moves.htm

Totally ignore this section, only robots and non Earth types can actually perform these. I didn't realize death spirals can be stationary, drat!

As for the names I was just citing an example. The names are worse than skateboarding names imho lol. For the amount of time you fly I think you're doing great. Best of luck to ya.

Heli-itis sufferer.

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11-24-2006 04:33 PM  11 years agoPost 31
eyeflyhelis

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damn some of those tricks are pretty cool-

only you have the power to make no difference!

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