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02-04-2010 03:07 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Heli_KV

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Ottawa, Canada

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Is it approximately similar, that once you learn how to ride bicycle, you'll never forget the skill. And the same with helis.
Once you learn how to fly them, you will reasonably never forget. For sure skills start to be rusty.

What do you think from your experience?

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02-04-2010 03:28 AM  8 years agoPost 2
zaw

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like trying to hover, first I can't get that damn thing to fly, especially I wasn't even sure it was setup right in first place and nobody around to help me get started.

Once I got it, it is just like riding a bike.

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02-04-2010 04:02 AM  8 years agoPost 3
tryan02

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+1

No Really I am the club President!!!

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02-04-2010 05:24 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Gregor99

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Except that I can't ride backward, sideways or upside down.

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02-04-2010 07:05 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Andy.Kim

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Due to the weather and my hectic schedule lately I have not flown much in the past several months. I noticed immediately that I am not as precise and my confidence level doesn't allow me to be as aggressive as I'd like.

I don't think we can forget how to fly completely but it may take some warm up flights to be back to par

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02-04-2010 07:09 AM  8 years agoPost 6
QuantumPSI

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I would say, but you have to be careful IMO. Riding a bike is the equivalent of hovering IMO. 3D on our helis is the equipment of "flat land" on bikes. You'll never forget how to ride (or hover), but your 3D (or flat land) skills will definitely get rusty if not polished CONSTANTLY!

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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02-04-2010 11:49 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Heli Bob

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especially I wasn't even sure it was setup right in first place and nobody around to help me get started.
i remember dos days.

Beam E4(md-500e),Gaui 200,T-Rex 500,E-flight MCX.

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02-04-2010 01:24 PM  8 years agoPost 8
DougsRC

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The similarity to me is once you learn to ride a bike you stop "thinking" about it. Everytime you get on a bike you don't say " Gee, I hope I can do this" you just do it. That same confidence only comes with RC heli's after a rediculous amount of repetition for just ONE manuver There are hundreds

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02-05-2010 02:23 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Melnic

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I think riding a bike is much easier (at least how I ride one) and thus harder to forget. I'm not jumping ramps and doing backflips on a bike like the kids on MTV and the X games.
I took about 8 years off from RC flying maybe 3-5 times per year on an FP (just hovering) during that time and when I got back into it in 2008, I needed ALOT of stick time to feel confident again. I'm still rusty with a fixed wing compared to how I was back in the 90's though mostly cause I don't fly planes much anymore. Over the winter, I've been doing as much sim time as i can but it can't replace the real deal. The MSR is helping alot though and the HBK2 that sits in my car is getting some action just hovering around behind work when I can.

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02-05-2010 08:27 PM  8 years agoPost 10
racin06

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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I believe once you learn to fly, you never really lose the motor skills/memory required to fly helis or airplanes. Sure, you may be a little rusty after a long hiatus from flying, but it shouldn't take long to knock off the rust.

I have a friend, who has some airplane experience, began with helis about 3 months ago. At our last fly-in, he told me that though he used to fly airplanes, he hadn’t flown an airplane in several years. He asked me if he could fly my 35 in. foamy airplane. So, I handed him my DX7, tossed the foamy into the air and he did a pretty good job of flying. Yes, he crashed the foamy a couple of times, but he was just rusty and wasn’t accustomed to the responsiveness of the foamy, even on low rates; however, he still had the basic controls/orientations down.

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