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02-11-2008 12:17 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Sgt Heli

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Remlap, Al USA

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Im just puttering around some. Only gets exciting when I screw up. Is there any reason to fly in idle-up mode for me?

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02-11-2008 12:24 AM  10 years agoPost 2
tryan02

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I wondered the same thing now I believe everyone should fly idleup I believe the real ones do. It makes for a more stable heli depending on how you set your curves. I am running about 75-80% at midstick higher headspeed more stable and it'll cut wind like dougie after a plate of beans and cornbread.

I start in normal mode take the stick to about 1/2 throttle flip the switch and takeoff.

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02-11-2008 12:26 AM  10 years agoPost 3
DougsRC

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Weeeellll Sarge, For one thing it will get you used to using the idle-up switch. Another reason in idle-up you will have negative pitch in windy or up-draft conditions. Basically it give YOU more control even if your not 3-ding. It is a lil intimitating at first--- all of a sudden-- almost full throttle All the time but you get used to it.

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02-11-2008 12:28 AM  10 years agoPost 4
DougsRC

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Damn it tryan -- two minutes faster---usually its only a minute "council wine is slowing me down !!

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02-11-2008 12:29 AM  10 years agoPost 5
Sgt Heli

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OK, Im clear on that one. What about idle hold? Do you grab it just before contact or what/when?

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02-11-2008 12:30 AM  10 years agoPost 6
Sgt Heli

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Council wine, dats a funny un you ole' CHP you.

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02-11-2008 12:35 AM  10 years agoPost 7
tryan02

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throttle hold maybe?

thats the oh sheeeettt button means I give up I cant fly good enough to save my heli button.

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02-11-2008 12:36 AM  10 years agoPost 8
tryan02

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by the way I think its about time to open the last bottle of grape council wine its about 6mo old now.

cheap homemade booze gotta love it.

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02-11-2008 01:12 AM  10 years agoPost 9
Sgt Heli

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Yeah, throttle hold is what I meant, I've never used it. Whats it really doing for you?

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02-11-2008 01:21 AM  10 years agoPost 10
jwhitacre

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Throttle hold switch - This switch operates to hold the engine in the idling position and disengaged it from the Throttle
Stick while still having pitch control. It is commonly use to practice auto-rotation. So in the case of small electric helis the answer is not much.

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02-11-2008 01:44 AM  10 years agoPost 11
Sgt Heli

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That makes sense. Thanks for all the good info guys.

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02-11-2008 02:32 AM  10 years agoPost 12
slider46

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Throttle hold is a pilots best friend, become very familiar with it as it will save you a fortune in parts if you use it when needed... One other point about t-hold is once your into ff flite start doing autos, start at 1' of the ground and keep moving higher until they are just a reaction to a situation... I have auto'd helis in from 100' up and saved the entire heli... Mechanical failure is part of this hobby and sooner or later it's going to happen, hit the switch and auto in can save your heli from a major crash......

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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02-11-2008 02:35 AM  10 years agoPost 13
fenderstrat

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especially on the HBK...in a crash the main gear gets SHREDDED...if you hit throttle hold,usually the gear gets saved and as slider said much less damage

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02-11-2008 02:39 AM  10 years agoPost 14
jwhitacre

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Just thinking, has anyone actually tried to auto one of these little guys yet? I'm too chicken to try plus wouldn't think it would do too good given the small rotor diameter.

Depleting the world of parts, one crash at a time!!

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02-11-2008 02:47 AM  10 years agoPost 15
slider46

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I have done them on the sim and there isn't alot of rotor speed to flair with at the end so timing is very important.....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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02-11-2008 02:48 AM  10 years agoPost 16
GyroFreak

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I use throttle hold as a safety for my electrics and gasser. Once the gasser is started switch the throttle hold and it stays in idle if you accidentally bump the collective while moving the heli out on the field. Same for electrics only after everything sets up after power up and I check the rotor startup, flip the throttle hold and it's safe to carry. I saw a guy stumble once while carrying his idling heli out to the little helipad and he bumped the collective, I think he yelled 'Oh Sheet !' as his clutch started smoking, one hand on the tail boom, the other on the main blades. He had to drop the transmitter to use both hands to keep from being beat beat to death,

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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02-11-2008 05:02 AM  10 years agoPost 17
jwhitacre

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Hmm....I might have to try doing an auto with the "Stinger Bee" It's still pretty light for a 450 which might give me a little more hang time

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02-11-2008 11:36 AM  10 years agoPost 18
DougsRC

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Auto-rotation --- I have been dying to try some auto's, Dying I tells YA. Yet another limitation of the stock radio--No throttle hold. What the hell am I doing ??? I'm livin in the "Dark Ages "with the stock radios

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02-11-2008 12:02 PM  10 years agoPost 19
shizack

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I wouldn't say we're in the "Dark Ages", Doogie - much like the "bling", a computer TX isn't "absolutely" necessary. It certainly would be nice, but I'm getting around just fine with my stocker, albeit as Slick Tom would say, "No 'D'" flying. If you're still using a stocker in those Frankenheli vids, it looks like you're doing OK too.

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02-11-2008 12:31 PM  10 years agoPost 20
DougsRC

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Shizakel, You just gave me an idea I wonder if I could somehow modify the stock radio with a throttle-hold ?? There has got to be a way to do it If you come across any info--let me know. I ganna do a little research myself. Of course someones ganna say" why not just get a better radio" but I'm just curious to see if it CAN be done.
(I stuck a flu.........)

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