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03-05-2008 12:23 AM  10 years agoPost 1
MMike

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Man, G4 paid off today.

Had my new heli get caught in an gust of wind.

It seemed to "jump" up about 40 feet and "tilt" funny.

The only time I've had experience with this kind of thing was on the sim.

It saved me. I landed and tried to calm down. WOW!

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03-05-2008 12:30 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Gregor99

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I had the same thing happen a while ago. This is way I not only practice flying in the sim, I practice recovering.

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03-05-2008 12:31 AM  10 years agoPost 3
thrstrmech

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sims sometimes payoff, not all situations can be saved, but the one time it can, it's priceless way to go, wish sims could put helis in certain situations allowing you to try to regain control, just like flight training, everything is fine one minute then all hell brakes loose the next, now remember to fly the plane or heli, some people freak out and forget to fly the dang thing, instead they focus on all the beeping and blinking lights in front of 'em, pushing buttons, etc...

converting over to the "Dark Side"...Trex 450 clone...HBK2 still #1

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03-05-2008 12:37 AM  10 years agoPost 4
MMike

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I just read a true book about heli rescues called "Heart of the Storm" by Col. Fleming.

I know what your saying THRST, it happens for real.

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03-05-2008 12:40 AM  10 years agoPost 5
MMike

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Greg

I "like most guys" do all kinds of stuff, I wouldn't dream of trying for real on the sim.

I usually discipline myself to work at nose in or something.

Today, the crazy stuff paid off!!!

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03-05-2008 12:44 AM  10 years agoPost 6
ut_neon

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one thing i'm good at is recovery from that situations as long as i can turn the tail to me when in nose in=D i really LIKE those situations=D

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03-05-2008 01:09 AM  10 years agoPost 7
BOB WHO?

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Try flying in 15-20 mph winds (sim of course). That sharpens your skills.

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03-05-2008 01:10 AM  10 years agoPost 8
MMike

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You know Bob,

I've never turned the wind on.

I'll try it.

Thanks for the idea.

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03-05-2008 01:13 AM  10 years agoPost 9
S76 Mech

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Good save Mike, glad to see you kept it out of the dirt!

Gaui Greatness X7, X5, NX4, X3

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03-05-2008 01:20 AM  10 years agoPost 10
MMike

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Thx.

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03-05-2008 01:47 AM  10 years agoPost 11
Gregor99

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I usually discipline myself to work at nose in or something.
Yes, that's definitely the way to do it, otherwise you are just wasting time. I don't go out of my way to practice recovering it just comes naturally

I also play with the wind. I usually set the wind speed low to like 4mph. Then set the gusts to 20mph and turbulance to 100%. That way, you'd don't know what to expect and its never the same. Which is what is been like the last few times I've flown the King outside.

PhoenixRC also has simulated mechanical failures. I haven't played with it yet, but will give it a try.

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03-05-2008 01:54 AM  10 years agoPost 12
slider46

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Good save Mike, all that practice on the sim is paying off now.... I fly with high winds in the sim just so there is no suprises outside after a long winter.....

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

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03-05-2008 02:06 AM  10 years agoPost 13
MMike

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(Rain man voice please)

I definitely gotta practice with wind.

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