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03-31-2009 09:40 AM  9 years agoPost 21
ba board

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It just feels more comfortable with a strap.

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04-01-2009 07:23 PM  9 years agoPost 22
KdogTN

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Nashville, TN

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I found that when using a neck strap regardless if you are a thumber or a pintcher helps with orientation. When you free hand the transmitter you tend to want to "steer" the heli left or right like the steering wheel of a car. I found early off that suggestions do not work.. hehehe With the neck strap, it tends to limit your ability to pseudo steer left or right..

Good luck!!!

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04-04-2009 03:48 AM  9 years agoPost 23
tbosco

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Signal Mt. TN USA

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Wow... I just noticed I "thumb" the throttle, and "pinch" the cyclic"... and I think I need a strap since I found myself "driving" the radio like a car the other other day. Just nervous I think. LOL

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04-07-2009 02:13 AM  9 years agoPost 24
Pierre

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eton, Berkshire, or surrey, UK

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Your TX
I have your exact Tx and i am (starting not to be) a beginner. I always use a neck strap they are the best BUT for safety at the middle of my strap it can easily be spit so if it gets caught in blades there is no danger to the pilot. its a really good set up just ask if you want pics if you dont really understand what im on about as i dont think i explained it well! It supports the TX but any more force and it will come straight off. never had any problems and im a thumb flyer i still consider it a must have.

PK

Wat idiot planted that dam tree THERE!!

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04-07-2009 04:46 AM  9 years agoPost 25
zaw

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Lebanon, NH - USA

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Far as safety concern, after first indecent I learn this. Turn the TX first thing is to flip the Throttle Hold before plug the heli in, it just become habit.

Also ALWAYS CHECK IDLE UP switch is on NORMAL before Releasing the Throttle Hold.

hmm.. motor not spinning.. oh, throttle hold is on..wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and it was done! It happens on first test hover of fresh rebuild.. live and learn

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04-08-2009 12:26 PM  9 years agoPost 26
trackemdown

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Central ,VA

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I'm relativily a beginner also, I use the strap with the break away clip. It only supports the TX and not much more. I'm a thumber and even though I hold the TX, the strap can save your butt. It's all about choice, but a strap is definitely the best road to take.

Grabbem-n-baggem

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04-08-2009 02:49 PM  9 years agoPost 27
jbdww

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Round Rock, Texas

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I use to fly without one and then once I started I felt more comfortable with flying my model.
Joe

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04-08-2009 07:06 PM  9 years agoPost 28
Camel Joe

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Chicago, IL

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It's difficult for me to fly without one.
I do not wanna think about dropping the tx and it's impossible to drop it with a strap, (anyone have mosquitos or bees where they live).

I have a "lock" button on my Optic 6 that get pushed as the 2nd step of turning on my radio.
So forgetting to lock my throttle will never happen to me.
It's just something I don't have to think about, like wiping

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04-08-2009 10:15 PM  9 years agoPost 29
Jacoub

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Kuwait

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With out a nick strap you can not fly the heli

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04-12-2009 08:14 AM  9 years agoPost 30
ba board

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England

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With out a nick strap you can not fly the heli
Yeah you can

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04-12-2009 04:24 PM  9 years agoPost 31
Dave's Raptor

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Kennett, Mo USA

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I try not to fly without one, It gives another level of comfort. Without using one I always have a fear of dropping the Transmitter.

Dave

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04-15-2009 07:17 PM  9 years agoPost 32
blackbird

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thessaloniki-Greece

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I use a strap too.

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04-15-2009 08:06 PM  9 years agoPost 33
odam2k

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Markham, Ontario, Canada

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Seems I'm in the minority here, but I no longer use a strap.

I was flying one day, doing some flips, and my strap broke. I nearly dropped the radio, but I could not save the heli. I tended to put too much pressure on the radio, and was using a cheap neckstrap. From that point on, I decided to fly without, and I'm not sure I could go back to using one now that I've gotten used to flying without.

Besides, it's just one less thing to forget at home... Now I can just keep giving away those free Turnigy neckstraps

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04-18-2009 01:30 AM  9 years agoPost 34
Bigdog 60

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Central Virginia

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So I guess the strap is the best way to go?

From The 70's

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05-07-2009 06:23 AM  9 years agoPost 35
burncycl

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Lawrence, Kansas - USA

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I guess so....this page answered my question. Rock on!

I can crash like no other on G4.5!

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05-07-2009 10:14 AM  9 years agoPost 36
astro-g

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Who sells the longest neck strap?

I've never used one because i'm quite tall, and I never found one long enough to let the tx hang at a reasonable height.

Beating the air into submission

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05-07-2009 01:09 PM  9 years agoPost 37
duceduc

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Saitama-Ken, Japan

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I flew without it when I started flying heli, now I can't fly without it.

Duc S
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05-08-2009 01:05 AM  9 years agoPost 38
ZAC ATTACK

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Hamilton Ontario, CANADA

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Im the exact opposite,started with a neck-strap now if try wearing one it feels like Im being consticted by a python,dont know how I ever used one?

MAAC#77677 Medicated daily for your protection

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05-08-2009 01:50 AM  9 years agoPost 39
rcpilotmike

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GroveCity, Ohio, USA

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I've noticed at the field that guys who flew planks first for many years then went to helis, thumb it and don't use a strap. I'm a pincher and a strapper.

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05-08-2009 02:03 AM  9 years agoPost 40
helibro

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hamilton, ohio

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i have never used a strap but im going to start i think it will actually help

hey! were is the reset button!

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