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11-26-2006 10:32 PM  11 years agoPost 1
C Schoolcraft

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columbus,oh-usa

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waited a long time to get it but the advice i got from all of you and from some of the videos i got it. still need to tweak it here and there but kept it in one spot for about a minute thats to all for the help it wont be forgotten

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11-26-2006 10:41 PM  11 years agoPost 2
2themax

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San Francisco, Ca.

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First Hover
I remember my "First Hover"...
It was a Euphoric feeling,I'll never forget it.
Just remember to relax and don't bang your sticks,just small corrections will usually do the job.
Congratulations!!!!!

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11-26-2006 11:00 PM  11 years agoPost 3
C Schoolcraft

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thaks i know that ive got a lot to learn about fly and hve notesed that big movements on the controls make the chopper unstable but ill get it soon enough.
im also thinking of adding some wieghts to the fly bar to get a little more move ment and reaction time in

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11-27-2006 12:15 AM  11 years agoPost 4
lrogers

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Mobile, Al

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Today a hover, tomorrow tic-tocs. Well, maybe a few more tomorrows. Congrats on the first step. Last weekend I watched a co-worker do his first hover; brought back the thrill/concentration/terror of my first time.
Now all you need is time and fuel.

Larry Rogers - R/C Helicopter Pilot

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11-27-2006 12:55 AM  11 years agoPost 5
C Schoolcraft

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columbus,oh-usa

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i running a blade cp pro so i dont have to worri about fule for a wile
but thaks anyways

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11-27-2006 02:21 AM  11 years agoPost 6
jh77ie

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lake elsinore,ca. ,u.s.

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after i finally hovered i was hooked now my wife hates helicopters or shes just a little jealous my trex gets alot of time

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11-27-2006 03:14 AM  11 years agoPost 7
RotorRage

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Lake Charles, La.

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I'm teaching my brother to fly his heli. I think i'm more nervous than he is when he brings it to a hover. My wife is also jelous of the attention my heli gets LOL.

A friend will bail you out of jail. A real friend sits with you in the cell saying"That was awe

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11-27-2006 03:21 AM  11 years agoPost 8
Darth Nigel

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Bonney Lake, WA

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Recently had my first controlled hover with my CP Pro (decided to follow Radd's School of Rotary Flight rather than learnimg by trial, error and AmEx card). It is a wonderful thing.

Had a second controlled hover (wife came out to watch); she commented on how much concentration and effort I was showing when the heli was just "sitting there" at about waist height.

First attempt at a hover in front of some of the neighborhood kids; damned thing (CP Pro) went into the driveway like a very heavy thng that doesn't fly but moves fast. I think I broke or bent everything on it but the antenna.

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11-27-2006 05:12 AM  11 years agoPost 9
Two Left Thumbs

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Houston, Texas - USA

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Congrats on your first hover! I was so stoked the first time I flew a heli, what a rush. I have never tried a CP, but I understand they are a handful, good for you

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11-27-2006 11:32 PM  11 years agoPost 10
RotorRage

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Lake Charles, La.

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I had to re-learn on a blade cp. I was told that if i could handle that i could handle anything . It is true so far. I have not been at the controls of anything that is harder to hover than the cp. Not including helis with scale heads. I'v never flown a scale bird. I would say if you get pretty good at flying the blade don't be afraid to go bigger.

A friend will bail you out of jail. A real friend sits with you in the cell saying"That was awe

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11-28-2006 12:18 AM  11 years agoPost 11
Stompy

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Northfield, MN - USA

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Nice job, and congrats!!! I just had my first hover a couple of weeks ago, so that memory is still fresh in the memory. Now the fun really begins!! Just remember to take your time learning. Don't rush it.

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11-28-2006 01:21 AM  11 years agoPost 12
66Vetteman

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Portland Oregon

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The weird thing about your first good hover is, how you cant believe you couldn't do it the day before, and how easy it is from then on.

Rick

Thats all I need......the remote control.....and this

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11-28-2006 02:17 AM  11 years agoPost 13
Stompy

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Northfield, MN - USA

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You know, it's weird. With me, I went thru a couple of cycles where I had good hovers and then bad ones. It all came down to whether I thought I could do it or not. I hate to keep saying it, but when I wasn't "there" mentally, I flew like crap, always trying to catch up to the heli instead of being ahead of it. I would always be standing there, shaking from my knees all the way to my thumbs.

Once I started believing I really could fly, THEN it truly became easy. And that's what worries me the most. If I start believing that I can't fly nose-in or something, I'm screwed.

It's nice to have tail-in as my friend now. On Sunday I was out in the biggest space I've flown in to date with absolutely no wind, trying out some side-in. It didn't go very well, but when I pulled out and got the tail back towards me, I even amazed myself a bit at how I didn't have to think at all to hold a good hover. I countered the heli's movement, and then countered my own movement, all in the blink of an eye, and without overcooking it on the sticks. Now that was a nice feeling.

For a while I kept saying that I wasn't really flying unless I could do it a couple of times in a row without screwing something up. I guess I'm finally at that point now.

Now, C Schoolcraft, here's a tip for when you're ready to learn side-ins...keep the heli directly in front of you when you start doing it. Otherwise, it's not actually side in. LOL. On Sunday when I was trying it, I couldn't figure out why it was so easy when pointing left, and almost impossible when pointing right. Well, once I'd shut down for the day I finally realized I'd been doing all the flying on my left hand side, away from my vehicle. It wasn't really side in, it was just tail in at an odd angle.

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread.

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11-28-2006 02:39 AM  11 years agoPost 14
Dood

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Wescanson

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This is directed at those who have yet to acieve their first hover, or have an extremely difficult time with hovering.

I couldn't tell you if I read this, or if someone told me. But this helped me A LOT!!!
Whatever you input on the cyclic, you need to take out
Take it how you will. And interpret it how you may. It is a preemptive move really. It is all about mindset, and ANTICIPATING input BEFORE you need to correct.

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11-28-2006 02:43 AM  11 years agoPost 15
Dood

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Wescanson

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decided to follow Radd's School of Rotary Flight rather than learnimg by trial, error and AmEx card). It is a wonderful thing
That link for anyone who doesn't know:
http://www.dream-models.com/eco/flying-index.html

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11-29-2006 04:07 PM  11 years agoPost 16
Dbeck0503

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marlboro, ohio - USA

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good for you. now turn it inverted and hover

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12-02-2006 05:02 PM  11 years agoPost 17
airwolf daz

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uk /doncaster

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hover
flying a heli is like anything /you cant fly it ,you can fly it badly ,
then all of a sudden it all clicks into place you are no longer frightend of the heli and you become the boss

self taught and still learning

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