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04-08-2010 02:55 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Strat135

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Warner Robins, GA/USA

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Got my chopper, put the training gear on it and the battery is charging. I am scared s$#tless to try and fly it LOL but I want to!

Do you even know how to fly this thing? NO!! Aww...Crap

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04-08-2010 02:59 AM  8 years agoPost 2
canbarelyhover

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Sunnyvale, CA

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good luck.

i never flew before(not even on simulator) and i lasted about 30 seconds on my brand new walkera 22e.

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04-08-2010 03:19 AM  8 years agoPost 3
AWittleWabbit

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O.C., CA

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Nice, you have the enthusiasm. Take your time. I wish there were small Electrics when I started. Took me quite a while to learn to hover. After you master hovering tail towards you, make sure to learn side and nose in hovering before getting crazy. Have fun

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04-08-2010 04:15 AM  8 years agoPost 4
RAPTOR 4D

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Have fun Strat!

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04-08-2010 01:25 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Strat135

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Well that didn't take long.
So I was trying to do some beginner stuff I saw on a youtube video. Just enough power to scoot the heli around nice and slow back and forth in a box on the floor.

Everything was good till I got nervous and added throttle instead of taking it out. Heli didn't get but a foot off the ground, I cut the throttle and I guess the training gear wasn't on right, cause it exploded and the heli laid on it's side and the blades got beat up. Also looks like the part that you slide the blade into got bent upwards, and the tail boom got bent.

Really sucks cause I can't find any kind of rc fling club in my area, or rc hoby shops.... so, for lack of a better term I'm flying blind on repairing this thing.

Strat

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04-08-2010 01:41 PM  8 years agoPost 6
rotormonkey

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Ottawa, ON - Canada

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Hey Strat,

Sorry to hear about your mishap. It's all part of the fun though. You'll find that you're going to be a great mechanic long before you're a great pilot

Anyway, a quick google search turned this up:

http://www.gamarc.com/

I think that club is in your area. Maybe there's heli guys there? Or at least guys that know heli guys?

If it can't hover, it ain't worth flying.

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04-08-2010 01:54 PM  8 years agoPost 7
ttsingram

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Sorry man, but that's how it goes. Should have spent some more time on Phoenix.

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04-08-2010 02:07 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Solmanbandit

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I guarantee that won't be the last time either. I believe what you are referring to is called blade grips.

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04-08-2010 04:09 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Strat135

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Thanks for the link rotormonkey, I thought I searched for everything, but guess I missed something. Hopefully they can help me fix it and work with me on flying! I'll email them here in a min.

Anyways back to the sim for now I suppose lol...

Do you even know how to fly this thing? NO!! Aww...Crap

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04-08-2010 04:11 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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If I were you, I wouldn't learn to fly where there is anything to hit (like in the garage). Go out to a big parking lot on a calm day and try it out.

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04-08-2010 05:26 PM  8 years agoPost 11
VooDooX

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San Francisco Bay Area CA, US (San Mateo)

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SIMULATOR!!!!!!!

..... anyways if you cant fly on the sim you cant fly in real life simple as that try the sim until you can take off land and hover a bit or else your just wasting your money every time you give it some throttle

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04-08-2010 06:14 PM  8 years agoPost 12
RAPTOR 4D

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Well said VooDooX! Hes right about getting a simulator
and flying with that as the crashes are a free fix!

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04-08-2010 06:23 PM  8 years agoPost 13
USNAviationjay

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yup+ 2 Sim (phoenix) and instead of a CP heli get an MCX and practice practice practice.

then move up to the CP.

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04-08-2010 08:45 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Strat135

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Warner Robins, GA/USA

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Don't know all the acronyms yet
What does CP and MCX mean? Also are there instructions for how to put the training gear on? Seemed simple enough, zip tie it to the skids, but it didn't really seem to work so well, I've seen vids of peeps a lot higher off the ground than mine was land kinda hard and bounce and save the heli. Mine kinda collapsed and let the thing fall over so I'm thinkin I did something wrong?

Thanks for the input guys!

Strat

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04-08-2010 08:52 PM  8 years agoPost 15
sjarochos

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plant city,florida

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Do you have some spare parts
ready?
Make sure not to use idle switch on your tx, and good luck

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04-08-2010 09:09 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Jacoub

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Kuwait

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For my opinion, Do not ever try to fly a cheap stuff at all, espicially 450 size, this size of heli is for advanced pilot,
FIRSTLY TRY SIMULATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR, YOU MUST HAVE ONE,
Then try to learn more about heli's buliding, after that, Try to fly at least 50 size, whether Electric or Nitro, this size is much staible at the air than 450 heli.

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04-09-2010 12:49 AM  8 years agoPost 17
Solmanbandit

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Ok, first of all, nothing wrong with a 450 and QUIT telling people to go to a 50 size. A 50 size is a big heli and comes with a big price tag as well. Parts are expensive as well. Something like that, batteries alone are probably $200 or more a piece. The average person isn't going to be able to afford something that big. Also, would you want to fly with a newbie flying a flying table saw? I can see him getting disoriented with a 50 size and taking his or someone's head off. I smacked myself with a Blade CP Pro 2 in the leg once while learning and I am glad it wasn't something bigger.

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04-09-2010 12:54 AM  8 years agoPost 18
foodman392003

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Sims are great but it is alot different when there is your heli at risk. Look, good advise is go to a big area and go for it. Get it off the ground and up in the air where you can make mistakes and have time to recover. Small areas will be impossable for you to relax.

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04-09-2010 02:06 AM  8 years agoPost 19
fla heli boy

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cape coral, florida

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good advice. i have a sim and don't really like it. Real thing is better to me. I was laughing my a$$ off the other day because I had a friend over and was doing a lot of FF loops, rolls, etc. along with some 3D and he said "oh, I've flown before, that's not that hard". So I gave him the box and watched him for 10 minutes never able to hover for more than 2 seconds. I swapped into a plank and he couldn't even take off. So funny watching people try to fly after they shoot their mouths off.

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04-09-2010 02:20 AM  8 years agoPost 20
kpfister

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Dalton, GA

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Amen Solmanbandit. And while we're at it, if someone wants to go for it without a sim using a small electric I say go get 'em. I used a sim to learn to hover and it was BORING. I prefer clipping my toenails to putting in sim time. Sorry, as a longtime RR reader I know all about the sim love affair, but I say if you can afford a bunch of crashes and are willing to take it slow you can be a good pilot sans sim.

Kurt

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