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08-04-2007 08:15 PM  13 years ago
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ephmynus

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Help a newbie with a Wasp V1
Okay, I'm starting out with RC helicopters and, after some looking, decided on a Wasp V1 from Skyartec. I understood this to be a fairly easy learning 4 channel. Unfortunately, I'm not having much luck. I ried some sims but decided, with a training kit attached, I was going to do some playing. At first, I didn't throttle it enough to get it off the ground. I was just playing to get comfortable with the controller. After doing this, I tried my first lift off and, even with the training kit attached, it fell right over on its side and busted the Main Rotor Bracket. You can see a picture of this below. One of the balls on the side broke right off. I waited for a replacement, which came today, and started playing again. This time, the helicopter could not lift off with the training kit attached. So, after taking it off, the first thing that happened was the heli fell right over and, guess what broke again. I'm ordering three more of these parts but I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me.

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08-04-2007 09:24 PM  13 years ago
switch26

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I'm ordering three more of these parts but I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me.
Tips?...yeah,quit crashing

just kidding,well you already know that it will crash too easy,perhaps you should go real smooth on the controls so you can see how the heli behaves,

i usually tell whom ever im training to go real smooth and i mean real smooth so you can antisipate what the heli wants to do and that way be eable to correct any tendencies,from what youre saying here seems like youre rushing into geting the heli airborn,is your heli trimed out correctly?
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08-05-2007 09:29 AM  13 years ago
mikeflyz

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If I understand the situation correctly, the heli doesn't have enough power to lift itself itself and the training gear. With so many new micro helis on the market, it's hard to keep up with every one of them out there.

I would suggest to find the cause as to why it won't lift off with the training gear attached. Without it, and with no experience, you will be crashing and replacing that part all the time. If the heli was a ready-to-fly model, maybe you can remove the canopy or something to lighten the load. Make absolutely sure that the batteries are fully charged. You really shouldn't be trying to fly at this stage without the training gear. Even if you have performed to some degree on the sim, the real thing is going to be trickier, particularly if you have been using a larger sim heli, which is more stable.

I feel your pain. What usually happens to new folks trying to fly without the training gear is the tail rotor thrust will blow the helicopter to the left, and as a result the new pilot will overcorrect with opposite right cyclic. By the time the helicopter is light enough to leave the ground, that cyclic input that was put in earlier will roll the heli into the ground on its right side.

Raising the left skid by putting something underneath it will usually help the left translating tendency while it's on the ground. They normally hover right skid low, so by doing this, you'll be setting up the condition before leaving the ground.

Best of luck.

Mike
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